United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana  46601

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne

 
 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

April 13, 2012                                                                                     PHONE: (219) 937-5500

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   Fax: (219) 852-2770                                                  

           

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

 

 

                South Bend, Indiana -- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that:

 

PLEAS:

 

  Ø   Shirley Sult, 57, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offenses of theft of government funds from the Social Security Administration and concealment of information with the intent to fraudulently secure payment from the Social Security Administration.  Sentencing has been set for 7/3/12.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczk.

 

  Ø   Jeffrey Scott, 52, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.  Sentencing has been set for 7/11/12.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

 

  Ø   Boubacar Diallo, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to the felony offense of possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices and unauthorized access devices with the intent to defraud.  Sentencing has been set for 7/19/12.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

 

If convicted in court, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

 

 

DISPOSITIONS:

 

  Ø   Larry Schulten, Jr., 36, of Elkhart, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 27 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of transferring machine guns, attempted transfer of a machine gun, and possessing a machine gun.  According to the sentencing memorandum filed by the Court in this case, in early 2011, Larry Schulten, Jr. was selling fully automatic AK-47s that his father manufactured.  He sold two machine guns and was arrested while trying to sell a third.  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 John Maciejczyk.

 

  Ø   Cedric Williams, 22, of Niles, Michigan, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 54 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  According to the plea agreement filed by the government in this case, Williams sold marijuana on four occasions from a home in South Bend.  Police executed a search warrant at the house where they found approximately three lbs. of marijuana, two loaded handguns, two surveillance cameras, drug packaging, and miscellaneous assorted ammunition, and a handgun (.380 Walther) loaded with a round in the chamber.  Another loaded gun with a round in the chamber was found in the same room. 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.