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, IN 46802-3489

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary L. Hatton February 28, 2013 PHONE: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ Fax: (219) 852-2770

FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN FORT WAYNE RETURNS INDICTMENTS

Fort Wayne, INCThe United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictments on February 27, 2013:
Jamison Gudorf, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is charged in a two count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and receipt and possession of a non-registered firearm, both occurring on or about December 7, 2012. The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of firearms. These charges were filed as the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Allen County Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, the New Haven Police Department, and the FBI Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted with this investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
Michael Fabini, 33, and Marshall Butler, 33, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were charged in a 44 count Indictment. Both defendants were charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana from on or about September 21, 2007, and continuing to on or about December 6, 2012; maintaining a drug-involved premises from on or about September 21,
2007, and continuing to on or about March 6, 2008; and maintaining a drug-involved premises from on or about October 8, 2009, and continuing to on or about November 1, 2011. Michael Fabini was also charged with possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute on or about March
5, 2008, and on or about December 6, 2012; distributing marijuana on or about October 24, 2012; engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity on or about August 7, 2009, and on or about February 10, 2012; and laundering monetary instruments from on or about May 14, 2010, to on or about March 21, 2011; from on or about June 11, 2010, to on or about February 14, 2011; from on or about August 6, 2010, to on or about February 11, 2011; and from on or about October 13, 2010, to on or about March 28, 2011. The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of a residence and lawn care equipment. These charges were filed as the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Allen County Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, the New Haven Police Department, and the FBI Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted with this investigation. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
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.
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.
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