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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 24, 2014

Week In Review – South Bend


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

PLEAS (all before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein):

Kenny Lee, 29, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty to the felony offense of unlawful transport of firearms. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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 Drug Enforcement Administration.Sentencing has been set for 4/24/2014.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

Dan Warren, 44, of Leesburg, Indiana, pled guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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 Drug Enforcement Administration.Sentencing has been set for 4/25/2014.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.

Adam J. Shetler, 33, of Goshen, Indiana pled guilty to the felony offense of theft of government property. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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 Department of Labor.Sentencing has been set for 4/24/2014.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara Brook.

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:

Rebecca Turner, 26, of Mishawaka, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 37 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly distributing a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.According to documents filed in this case, on March 27, 2013, Turner sold a package that she believed contained a controlled substance. The sale was in Elkhart County, Indiana and was conducted with an individual working with law enforcement.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Scott Weaver, 29, of Mishawaka, Indiana, Indiana was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 97 months imprisonment with 3 years supervised release, after pleading guilty to the felony offense of knowingly distributing a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.According to documents filed in this case, on March 27, 2013, Weaver sold a package that he believed contained a controlled substance. Weaver’s wife Rebecca Turner delivered the package for her husband.This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.

Updated April 30, 2015