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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Week In Review –fort Wayne


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

DISPOSITIONS

  • Martin Gonzalez Medina, 51, of Indianapolis, Indiana was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment with 4 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about April 28, 2014, Medina did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, IMAGE Drug Task Force, Noble County Sheriff’s Department and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Orlando Paschall, 23, of Indianapolis, Indiana was sentenced to 130 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to commit robbery.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about November 13, 2012, Paschall did unlawfully obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by knowingly and intentionally conspiring to commit robbery by agreeing to unlawfully take and obtain personal property from another person by means of actual and threatened force, violence and fear of injury to the person.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department and the New Haven Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina L. Nommay.
  • Darrell Hayes, 29, of Detroit, Michigan was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment with 1 year supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about June 18, 2014, Hayes, being a convicted felon, did possess a firearm and ammunition.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Allen County Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Michael Fabini, 35, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment with 5 years supervised release, and forfeiture after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and engaging in a monetary transaction in property derived from drug trafficking.  According to documents filed in this case, from on or about September 21, 2007, and continuing to on or about December 6, 2012, Fabini did knowingly and intentionally conspire, combine, confederate and agree to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana and on or about August 7, 2009, did knowingly engage in a monetary transaction affecting commerce in depositing $70,154.99 derived from drug trafficking.  This joint investigation was conducted by the Allen County Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division, New Haven Police Department, and the FBI Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, which is comprised of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Luis Juarez-Cabrera, 33, of Warsaw, Indiana was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment with 4 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about December 11, 2012, Juarez-Cabrera did knowingly and intentionally posses with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tina L. Nommay and Nathaniel C. Henson.


Updated April 30, 2015