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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20, 2015

Week In Review –fort Wayne


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

DISPOSITIONS

  • Ashley Taylor, 26, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 1 year probation and ordered to pay $370.33 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of theft or receipt of stolen mail matter.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about July 23, 2014, Taylor unlawfully possessed mail matter which had been stolen.  Postal customers in the 46845 zip code had filed numerous complaints with the Allen County Sherriff’s Department and the United States Postal Inspector about missing or stolen mail, or about finding open, discarded mail in their area.  This case was the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Allen County Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tina L. Nommay and Nathaniel C. Henson.
  • Pedro Castaneda, Jr., 41, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment with 1 year supervised release and ordered to forfeit $1,000, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  According to documents filed in this case, from on or about November 8, 2010, and continuing to on or about April 13, 2011, Castaneda knowingly and intentionally conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force, Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Police Department, Allen County Drug Task Force and the New Haven Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.


Updated April 30, 2015