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

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chad Hunter

February 7, 2014

Mary Hatton

www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn

OFFICE: 219-937-5500

chad.hunter@usdoj.gov

CELL: 219-902-3452

                                                           

            WEEK IN REVIEW – FORT WAYNE

 

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

PLEAS (all before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey)

 

Ø  Leobardo Gaona, 40, of Huntertown, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine. Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 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.  Sentencing has not yet been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

 

Ø  Raul Resendiz, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea.  Parties have 14 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.  Sentencing has not yet been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

 

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   Evangelos Doublas, 34, of Tucson, Arizona was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 33 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana.  According to documents filed in this case, in December 2010, Doublas received a large quantity of marijuana from a confidential informant.  Upon searching Doublas’ property, law enforcement officers recovered 117 pounds of marijuana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the DEA – Missouri, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fort Wayne Police Department, and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.