United States Attorney David Capp
Northern District of Indiana
M01-204 S. Main Street
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hammond South Bend Fort
Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton
July 6, 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:
Ø Stephen Sachs, 52, of Goshen, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Robert Miller, Jr.to the felony offense of possession of child pornography. Sentencing has been set for 10/25/12. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the United States Secret Service and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.
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.
Ø Boubacar Diallo, 22, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 8 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of 15 or more counterfeit access devices and unauthorized access devices with the intent to defraud. According to the plea agreement filed in this case, Diallo was traveling through Wabash County when he was stopped by law enforcement. Police found approximately sixty gift cards, the majority which had been re-coded on the back magnetic strip with different account numbers. Diallo advised police that he had received the cards from a third party and knew that the majority of the cards had been re-coded (more than fifteen) and that he used some of the cards to purchase merchandise. He knew that the numbers on the back of these gift cards had been acquired without the consent of the account holders. Diallo had previously been convicted in Ohio of doing the same sort of activity. This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service, the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.