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

July 17, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5500

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

 

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SOUTH BEND RETURNS INDICTMENTS

 

 

South Bend, INThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in South Bend, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on July 11, 2012:

  Yulia Yurevna Abair, 43, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in an eight-count Indictment with eight counts of structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements under Title 31, United States Code, Section 5313(a). These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Indiana State Police and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

 

  Willie L. Caldwell aka Willie L. Johnson, 23, of South Bend, Indiana, was charged in a three-count Indictment with one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; and one count being a felon in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the South Bend Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

 

  Carlia Wells, 28, David C. Dircks, 43, Darnell L. Jackson, 31, and Kimberly Lepitre aka Kimberly Ann Koris, 44, all of South Bend, Indiana, were charged in a six count Indictment. Wells was charged with one count transfer of a firearm to a felon, and one count providing false statements to federal agents. Dircks was charged with one count being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm. Jackson was charged with one count being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lepitre aka Koris was charged with one count being a drug user in possession of a firearm. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the South Bend Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald J. Schmid.

 

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

 

The United States Attorney's Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.