United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

5400 Federal Plaza, Suite 1500

Hammond, Indiana 46320

Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne

 
 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton

July 6, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW HAMMOND

 

 

Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorneys Office announced the following:

 

 

PLEAS:

 

     Hector Tovalin, Jr., 36, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James T. Moody to the felony offense of possession of child pornography. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

 

     Linda Lyrla, 57, of DeMotte, Indiana, pled guilty before Senior Judge James T. Moody to the felony offense of mail fraud and tax evasion. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Bell.

 

     Terrance Young, 49, of Valparaiso, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offense of receipt of child pornography. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including ICE - Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jil Koster.

 

     Armando Ortega, 33, of Hammond, Indiana, pled guilty before Judge Rudy Lozano to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Sentencing has been set for 10/2/12. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives HIDTA Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

 

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:

 

     Gary James, 54, of Marisa, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Rudy Lozano to 5 months imprisonment and 1year of supervised release, to include 5 months of home supervision, and $42,127.08 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of wire fraud. James participated in a scheme to defraud Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC, and to obtain money and property by false pretenses. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Jacqueline Jacobs and Susan Collins.

 

     Troy Lively, 43, of Westville, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Rudy Lozano to 110 months imprisonment, restitution of $5014.00 and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of the bank robbery of DeMotte State Bank. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

     Desanka Henrichs, 60, of Lake Station, Indiana, was sentenced by Senior Judge James T. Moody to 15 months imprisonment and 1 year of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of mailing threatening communications in a scheme to extort money from individuals by threat to injure their reputations by telling the general public that they had, or were having, extramarital affairs. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.