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United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, IN 46601



Hammond                                                 South Bend                                               Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton June 3, 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:Christopher Chism, 24, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count one of an indictment charging him with unlawful transport of firearms. Sentencing has been set for 9/1/11. 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 Frank Schaffer.

Gary Marshall, 56, of Winamac, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to count two of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for 9/1/11. 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 Frank Schaffer.

Tyran Lenard, 21, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to time served and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count four 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 William Grimmer.

Jerome Butler, III, 32, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Jon DeGuilio to counts two and three of an indictment charging him with possession and distribution of cocaine. Sentencing has been set for 8/31/11. 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.

Robert Phillips, 23, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the South Bend Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Raymundo Cabrales, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 78 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to counts five and six of an indictment charging him with distribution of marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 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 Donald Schmid.

Maria Luisa Mendoza, 50, of Cromwell, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 3 years of supervised probation and $10,001 in restitution after pleading guilty to count two of an indictment charging her with misuse of a social security number. This case was the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Trisha Jackson, 33, of LaPorte, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count one of an Information charging her with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing has been set for 9/1/11. 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 Frank Schaffer.

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.