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

August 24, 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  April Smith, 41, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of theft of funds from the Social Security Administration.  Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 11/15/12.  These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.

 

Ø  Adam Robertson, 35, of South Bend, Indiana, a defendant in the case US v Williams et al., pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offenses of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and maintaining a place for distributing and using marijuana.  Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 11/15/12.  These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

 

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  Justin Moore, 21, of Peru, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 27 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of ammunition as a convicted felon.  In his plea agreement, Moore admitted that he purchased and sold stolen firearms and that he has a prior felony conviction for maintaining a common nuisance.  This case was the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

Ø  Julian Mojica, 21, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Jon DeGuilio to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of 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.