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, Indiana  46802

Hammond                                                      South Bend                                           Fort Wayne

 
 

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT: Mary Hatton

April 19, 2013                                                                                     DESK: (219) 937-5603

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/                                                                   CELL: (219) 314-9993

                                                                                                            mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE

 

 

                Fort Wayne, Indiana —The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in Federal Court:

 

PLEAS:

 

  Ø   Scot Silvers, 48, of Angola, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offenses of use of counterfeit access devices, fraud with identification documents and making counterfeit obligations.  Magistrate Cosbey 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. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Angola Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

  Ø   Alex White, 47, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey to the felony offense of the armed robbery of Wells Fargo Bank.  Magistrate Cosbey 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. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Northeast Indiana Bank Robbery Task Force.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.

 

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.

 

  Ø   Chhit Taing, 45, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 37 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of distribution of marijuana. According to documents filed by the government in this case, Taing was involved with nine sales of marijuana and was arrested while selling marijuana and trying to buy cocaine.  Mr. Taing was found in possession of a large amount of cash at the time of his arrest.  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 Schaffer.