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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 1, 2013

Week In Review – Fort Wayne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Mary Hatton

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

mary.hatton@usdoj.gov


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

PLEAS:

Jerome Burney, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey to the felony offense of wire fraud. 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 Office of the Inspector General.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

Jamison Gudorf, 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey 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 and Drug Enforcement Administration. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony 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.

DISPOSITIONS:

Jason Bridges, 33, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 100 months imprisonment; 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute marijuana plants and marijuana.According to documents filed in this case, Allen county law enforcement discovered marijuana plants after receiving information from a landowner about the discovery of an outdoor marijuana grow operation on the landowner’s property.Surveillance led to Bridges’ arrest. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.

Luther Vanhoosier, 44, of Redkey, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 5 months imprisonment and 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.According to documents filed in this case, law enforcement arrested Vanhoosier for domestic battery. At the time of his arrest, Vanhoosier was in possession of a shotgun and rifle.Vanhoosier has a previous conviction in 2012 for operating while intoxicated. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

Juan Olivo, 36, of Milford, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Theresa L. Springmann to 188 months imprisonment and 4 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally distributing heroin.According to documents filed in this case, in 2012, while under surveillance Milford sold heroin to a confidential informant working with the Allen County Drug Task Force. Milford continually distributed the narcotic throughout the year until his arrest.This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.

Updated April 30, 2015