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 September 14, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ FAX (219) 852-2770

WEEK IN REVIEW – HAMMOND

Hammond, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:
PLEAS:

Orlando Alvarez-Barrientos, 34, of, Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty before Judge Joseph S.

Van Bokkelen to the felony offense of illegal entry into the United States. Sentencing has been set for 12/5/12. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Homeland Security Investigations. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joshua P. Kolar.

Chiquita Cole, 22, of, Hammond, pled guilty before Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen to the felony offense of making false statements on ATF form 4473 in order to purchase two firearms. Sentencing has been set for 11/28/12. These charges were filed as a result of

an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean R. Lanter.
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:

Brandon Bulley, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen to 24 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean R. Lanter.

Antoine Adams, 36, of Gary, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 70 months imprisonment to be served concurrent and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense, counts 1 & 2, of knowingly and intentionally distributing a detectable amount of crack cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance. This case was the result of an investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case was prosecuted

by Assistant United States Attorney Randall Stewart.

Andrew Maldonado, 36, of Hobart, was sentenced by Senior Judge James T. Moody to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance. This case was the result of an investigation by Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was

prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang-Adiga.

Isaac Facen, 21, of East Chicago, was sentenced by Chief Judge Philip Simon to 15 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. This case was the result of an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dean R. Lanter.