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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 May 20, 2011                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770WEEK IN REVIEW-FEDERAL COURT

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

 Michelle Rosner, 32, of Michigan City, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count two of an indictment charging her with distribution of crack cocaine in the case US v Briggs et al. Sentencing has been set for 8/17/11. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Juan Juarez-Bravo, 34, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 42 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with reentry of a deported alien. This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk and Lesley Miller Lowery.

David Paul Proffit, 56, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to count three of a superseding indictment charging him with possession of a stolen firearm. Sentencing has been set for 8/25/11. 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.

Apolinar Macedo, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 60 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of a superseding indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Kristi Weaver, 30, of Mishiwaka, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Neuchterlein to counts two and four of an indictment charging her with unlawful transport of firearms, and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. Sentencing has been set for 8/23/11. 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.

Gregory Hallstrom, 23, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 51 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count two of an indictment charging him with being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Joshua Arthur, 21, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 33 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 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.

     

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.