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 5, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770


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

Roberto Villa, 38, of Milford, Indiana is charged in a two count Indictment with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on or about December 1, and December 7, 2011. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Kosciusko County Drug Task Force, and the IMAGE Drug Task Force. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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.