E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse
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Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mary Hatton January 28, 2014 DESK: (219) 937-5603 www.usdoj.gov/usao/inn/ CELL: (219) 314-9993
Fort Wayne, Indiana - The United States Attorney's Office announced that a Grand Jury sitting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned the following Indictment on January 22, 2014:
Courtney Crusoe, 24, Marcel Banks, 26, and Deandre Banks, 23, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana, are charged in a five count Indictment (respectively) with bank fraud from on or about July 2013 to on or about August 2013 (Crusoe, M. Banks and D. Banks), bank embezzlement on or about July 12, 2013 (Crusoe), conspiracy to launder money on or about July 2013 (Crusoe, M. Banks, and D. Banks), money laundering on or about July 15, 2013 (Crusoe and D. Banks), and July 17, 2013 (D. Banks and M. Banks). The Indictment also alleges forfeiture United States currency and property. These charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
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.