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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

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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  • James R. Cougill, 50, of Kendallville, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 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 United States Postal Inspection Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department and the Kendallville Police Department.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
  • Michael A. Fabini, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offenses of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana and engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from drug trafficking. 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 joint investigation was 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 (a taskforce comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police), Allen County Police Department, and 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