United States Attorney David Capp

Northern District of Indiana

M01-204 S. Main Street

South Bend, Indiana  46601

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August 2, 2013                                                                                   DESK: (219) 937-5603

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WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

 

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

 

PLEA:

 

Ø  Adam Snyder, 28, of Warsaw, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of child pornography. 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 11/6/13. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by United States Secret Service.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

 

Ø  Kandi Biggins, 43, of Spencerville, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of bank fraud. 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 10/31/13.This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

 

Ø  Thomas C. Touhey, 55, of Walkerton, Indiana, pled guilty before District Judge District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. to the felony offense of unlawful transport of firearms. Sentencing has been set for 11/6/2013.  This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

 

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:

 

Ø  Abigail Marin-Flores, 41, of Ligonier, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to time served after pleading guilty to the felony offense of unlawful re-entry into the United States after deportation.  According to documents filed in this case, on February 25, 2012, Marin-Flores was deported to Mexico at Laredo, Texas, after having been found in the United States without having been properly admitted. The defendant was arrested in Elkhart County, Indiana, in April of 2013 for identity theft and forgery charges after her illegal re-entry. This case was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

Ø  Marquis Broadway, 19, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 162 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of carjacking and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.  According to documents filed in this case, in July 2011 Broadway used a handgun to demand and steal a vehicle.  In August 2011 Broadway was stopped and arrested in the stolen vehicle.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Bend Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

  Ø   Pablo Bueno III, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 27 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  According to documents filed in this case, Bueno went to Midwest Gun and Range with two other people for the purpose of target shooting. Ammunition was purchased for several firearms. During the target shooting, Bueno handled all firearms that were rented and brought to the range. He signed a document at the desk indicating he was not a convicted felon. However, Bueno had a prior conviction for attempted residential entry and was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment. 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 William Grimmer.

Ø  Scott Reahard, 46, of Wabash, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. to 120 months imprisonment, $5000.00 in restitution and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession of child pornography.  According to documents filed this case, Reahard possessed a laptop computer and media which contained digital images that depicted child pornography.  Reahard admitted to possessing over 600 images, some of which portrayed minors who had not attained the age of 12 years.  This case was the result of an investigation by United States Marshal’s Service and the Indiana State Police.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.

Ø  Robert Pulliam, 52, of New Carlisle, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. to time served and 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of manufacturing marijuana.  According to documents filed in this case, Pulliam had a small grow operation in the home in which he lived alone. He also had 22 firearms of various types and hundreds of rounds of ammunition that he kept in an unlocked gun safe next to the grow room. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.