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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Indiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 30, 2015

Week In Review – Fort Wayne


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

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  • Luis Ramirez-Perez, 50, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana. The magistrate judge 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, Indiana State Police, Allen County Drug Task Force, Allen County Police Department, New Haven Police Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Matthew Hottinger, 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of maintaining a drug-involved premises for the purpose of storing and distributing marijuana. The magistrate judge 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 Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, Indiana State Police, Allen County Drug Task Force, Allen County Police Department, New Haven Police Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.

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.


Updated April 30, 2015