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Press Release

Week In Review – South Bend

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

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


  • Justin Magee, 26, of South Bend, Indiana was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment with 2 years supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of attempting to damage a motor vehicle by means of fire and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  According to documents filed in this case, on June 18, 2014, defendant and an accomplice possessed a container of gasoline and matches.  It was their intent to set on fire a truck for another person.  They approached that truck with the intent to set it on fire.  Both had been paid $600 to do this.  As they approached the truck, they were surrounded by law enforcement officers and arrested.  Also, On June 5, 2014, Magee was involved with an accomplice in selling a firearm to a confidential informant (CI) working for BATF.  They delivered a Star handgun to the CI here in St. Joseph County, Indiana.  Magee had been convicted of a felony in St. Joseph County in 2013. This case was the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Updated April 30, 2015