United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse

1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128

Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton

June 1, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENT

Fort Wayne, INThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on May 23, 2012:

Jerome P. Burney, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a six count Indictment with wire fraud on or about May 25, 2007, November 16, 2007, November 30, 2007, April 15, 2008, and February 26, 2010, and mail fraud on or about June 7, 2007. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Department of Defense, Office of Inspector General; Defense Criminal Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

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.

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.

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