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

February 21, 2013                                                                               PHONE: (219) 937-5603

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

 

 

INDICTMENTS RETURNED IN HAMMOND FEDERAL COURT

 

 

                Hammond, Indiana- The United States Attorney’s Office announced that the following Indictments were returned on February 21, 2013:

 

  Ø   Roberto Ramirez Cardona, 53, of Hammond, Indiana, was charged in an Indictment with distribution of heroin.  These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Service-Office of the Inspector General.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Padilla.

 

  Ø   Julian Robert Rebeles, 21, of Hammond, 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

  Ø   Scott Filbey, 47, of Walton, Kentucky, was charged in an Indictment with production of child pornography.  This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Indiana State Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Franklin County Ohio Sheriff’s Department and the Cincinnati/Hamilton County Sheriff Electronics Computer Investigation Section.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jill Koster.

 

  Ø   Anthony Edward Stewart, 23, of East Chicago, 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task force.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

  Ø   William Weigand, 43, of Portage, 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives HIDTA Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana State Police.  This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Nozick.

 

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.