United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana 46601

Hammond South Bend Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton September 14, 2012 PHONE: (219) 937-5500 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770

WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

South Bend, Indiana - The United States Attorney’s Office announced that: PLEAS:

Chhit Taing, 45, of, Fort Wayne, IN, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of knowingly distributing marijuana. Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 12/6/12. 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 Frank E. Schaffer.

Christopher Hibshman, 22, of, Elkhart, IN, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of knowingly possessed in or affecting interstate commerce a firearm. Magistrate Nuechterlein is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. Sentencing has been set for 12/6/12. 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 Donald Schmid.

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:

Fernando Torres Cabrera of Elkhart, 26, was sentenced by Judge Robert Miller to 87 months imprisonment to run concurrent with state sentence and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly and intentionally distributing a mixture or substance which contained methamphetamine over 50 grams, a Schedule II controlled substance. 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 Frank E. Schaffer.

Andy Mitchell of Plymouth, 32, was sentenced by Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 77 months imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of manufacturing controlled substances including a mixture or substance which contained methamphetamine over 50 grams, a Schedule II controlled substance. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank E. Schaffer.

Jayne Loprest of Granger, 54, was sentenced by Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 12 months and

1 day imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of mail fraud. This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.

Bradley Stoll of South Bend was sentenced by Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 2 years of supervised probation and 12 months of home detention after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor offense of failure to pay the Internal Revenue Service employment taxes. This case was the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara E. Brook.