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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton June 24, 2011                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770WEEK IN REVIEW-FEDERAL COURT

South Bend, IN—The United States Attorney's Office announced:

Stephen Jewett, 63, of Greentown, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 37 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Aaron Weston, 27, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. Sentencing has been set for 9/22/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Nathaniel Kelly, 42, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 37 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with failure to register as a sex offender. This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States AttorneyJohn Maciejczyk.

Manuel Pelayo-Llamas, 56, of Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Sentencing has been set for 9/8/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

Nikko James, 21, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 24 months imprisonment and 3years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count six of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms in the case US v Barry Williams et al. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

John Harris, 46, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count one of a superseding indictment charging him with sexual exploitation of children. Sentencing has been set for 9/26/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Caleb Smith, 25, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 15 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an Information charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Bruce Dougal, 54, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 78 months imprisonment and 10 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an Information charging him with distribution of child pornography . This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations, and the Kokomo Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Antonio Cantu, 36, of Crown Point, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count one of an indictment charging him with the bank robbery of Chase Bank in Michigan City, Indiana. Sentencing has been set for 9/28/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Michigan City Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Rashu Aykil Smith, 34, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to counts one and eight of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to pass counterfeit US currency and bank fraud. Sentencing has been set for 9/21/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service, and the South Bend Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kenneth Hays.

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.