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

June 21, 2013                                                                                      DESK: (219) 937-5603

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

                                                                                                            mary.hatton@usdoj.gov

 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW – SOUTH BEND

 

 

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

 

PLEAS:

 

Ø  Jose Nambo, 32, of St. Anne, Illinois, pled guilty before District Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally conspiring to deliver a mixture or substance that contained over 500 grams of cocaine and/or 100 kilograms of marijuana. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

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  Deandre Grant, 35, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert L. Miller to 3 years of probation, $19,657 restitution and 6 months home detention, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property.  According to documents filed, Grant repeatedly lied in order to continue receiving unemployment insurance benefits while actually employed.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Department of Labor.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.

 

Ø  Andres Garcia, 56, of Hoopeston, Illinois, was sentenced by District Judge Robert L. Miller to serve 71 months imprisonment and 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally conspiring to deliver a mixture or substance that contained over 500 grams of cocaine and/or 100 kilograms of marijuana.  According to documents filed, Garcia was involved in drug trafficking activity that spanned Indiana and Illinois.  When his home was raided in June of 2012, 26 pounds of marijuana was retrieved by law enforcement officials.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

 

Ø  Aurelio A Guerra, 46, of Weslaco, Texas, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to serve 106 months, 3 years supervised release on each count (to run concurrently) for a total of 3 years after pleading guilty to the felony offense of selling, distributing, or dispensing marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and aiding & abetting.  According to documents filed, Guerra was involved with several others in the distribution of several hundred pounds of marijuana in LaPorte County.  During his involvement with the aforementioned distribution, Guerra possessed a firearm and remained near additional weapons maintained to protect the drugs and the sales.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Joint Drug Enforcement Agency/State or Local Task Force.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.

 

Ø  Terry W. Smith, 44, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 3 years supervised probation and $18,330.00 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property.  According to documents filed, Smith collected regular unemployment and then extended the benefits while actually employed.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Department of Labor.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.