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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 6, 2015

Week In Review –fort Wayne


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

PLEAS

  • Stephen E. Schaadt, 60, of Fort Wayne, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of bank fraud. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Sentencing has not been set.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

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

  • Harold Collins, 50, of Oakwood, Ohio was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, time served, with 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin.  According to documents filed in this case, from on or about June 22, 2010, and continuing until on or about July 15, 2010, Collins did knowingly and intentionally conspire, combine, confederate and agree to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Julian Zamora, 41, of Defiance, Ohio was sentenced to 140 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly or intentionally distribution 100 grams or more of heroin.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about July 15, 2010, Zamora did knowingly and intentionally distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fort Wayne Police Department, Vice and Narcotics Divison.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony W. Geller.
  • Laurence Rothschild, 62, of Harlan, Indiana was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to pay $60,782.10 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of theft of government money.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about May 2010 and continuing until on or about January 2014, Rothschild did knowingly and willfully convert to his own use money, more than $1,000.00 belonging to the Social Security Administration.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.
  • Kelvin B. Walker, 50, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to 1 year probation and ordered to pay $39,350.70 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of filing a false claim.  According to documents filed in this case, on or about April 18, 2011, Walker did knowingly make and present, and caused to be made and presented to the IRS, a false, fictitious and fraudulent IRS tax return.  This case was the result of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris King.


Updated April 30, 2015