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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 16, 2015

Week In Review – South Bend


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

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  • James D. Garcia, Jr., 32, of South Bend, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 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 a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation.  Sentencing has been set for April 20, 2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kenneth M. Hays.
  • Usbaldo Martinez, 33, of Logansport, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of possession of a firearm. 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 a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.  Sentencing has been set for April 16, 2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.
  • Darius Williams, 30, of South Bend, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of possession of heroin with intent to distribute. 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 a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation.  Sentencing has been set for April 24, 2015.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

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