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

November 8, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

 

 

Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorneys Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on November 8, 2012:

 

  Hoosier EMS, Roy Dunn, 59, Kahley Vergon-Mayotte, 27, both of Winimac, Indiana, and Anthony Bitterling, 39, of Monticello, Indiana, were charged in an Indictment with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

  Edwin Tollinchi-Rodriguez, 27, of East Chicago, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with aggravated sexual abuse. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Chicago Police Department and the Lansing, Illinois Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

 

  Kevin Paul Brewster, 40, of Portage, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with 4 counts of production of child pornography, 1 count of receipt of child pornography and 1 count of possession of child pornography. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Portage Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

 

  Austin Nwaka, dba Service Above Self, of Canby, Indiana, and Phyllis Lark, dba Absolute Care, of Hammond, Indiana, were charged in an Indictment with health care fraud. Lark was also charged with making false statements to a federal agent. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

  Daron Moten, 23, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Gary Police Department. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Armando Salinas, Jr.

 

  Michael J. Plake, 47, of Lafayette, Indiana, and Paul Cardwell, 46, formerly of Monticello, Indiana, were charged in an Indictment with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diane Berkowitz.

 

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.