10/24/2016 – On October 18, 2016, defendant Amber Morgan was sentenced by the court. She was ordered to serve 45 months, with 3 years of supervised release. Please see the attached judgment for further information.
10/7/2016 – On September 14, 2016, defendant Barbara Duncan was sentenced by the court to time served. Additionally, she will be placed on supervised release for a period of 3 years. Please see the attached judgment for further information.
9/19/2016 – Sentencing hearings are scheduled for defendants Tony Michael on October 5, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., and for defendant Amber Morgan on October 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at United States Courthouse, Room 216, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN. The purpose of both hearings is for the defendants to enter a plea of guilty and be sentenced by the court.
8/24/2016 – A sentencing hearing for defendant Barbara Duncan is scheduled for September 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at United States Courthouse, Room 216, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN. The purpose of the hearing is for the defendant to enter a plea of guilty and be sentenced by the court.
4/14/2016 – All defendants have filed a petition with the court to enter guilty pleas. Therefore, it does not appear there will be a jury trial. A further update will be posted when guilty plea and sentencing hearings have been set by the court. Victims who wish to submit a Victim Impact Statement to the court, stating how the crime has impacted their lives, should do so now. Victim Impact Statements may be submitted either by email or in writing to Stephanie Lloyd, Victim-Witness Coordinator whose contact information may be found at the bottom of this page. These statements will then be submitted to the court for consideration in imposing sentences.
3/4/2016 – The jury trial for Defendants Tony Michael and Amber Morgan has been rescheduled by the court. The new jury trial date is May 16, 2016.
3/1/2016 – Defendant Barbara Duncan signed a Plea Agreement and filed a petition with the court to enter a guilty plea. Therefore, this defendant will not be going to jury trial.
12/15/2015 – Superceding Indictment filed with the Court as to Tony Michael, Amber Morgan and Barbara Duncan, charging them with possession of stolen mail matter, fraud, and aggravated Identity theft.
12/11/2015 – A jury trial was scheduled for 3/21/16 for Tony Michael, Amber Morgan and Barbara Duncan.
10/28/2015 – An Indictment was filed with the Court as to Tony Michael, Amber Morgan and Barbara Duncan, charging them with one count of possession of stolen mail matter.
Federal crime victims* have the following rights, as set forth in the Justice for All Act of 2004, 18 U.S.C. §3771:
(1) The right to be reasonably protected from the accused.
(2) The right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding, or any parole proceeding, involving the crime or of any release or escape of the accused.
(3) The right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding, unless the court, after receiving clear and convincing evidence, determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at that proceeding.
(4) The right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.
(5) The reasonable right to confer with the attorney for the Government in the case.
(6) The right to full and timely restitution as provided in law.
(7) The right to proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
(8) The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.
(9) The right to be informed in a timely manner of any plea bargain or deferred prosecution agreement.
(10) The right to be informed of the rights under this section and the services described in section 503(c) of the Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 10607(c)) and provided contact information for the Office of the Victims' Rights Ombudsman of the Department of Justice.
*Under the statute, "the term ‘crime victim' means a person directly and proximately harmed as a result of the commission of a Federal offense or an offense in the District of Columbia. In the case of a crime victim who is under 18 years of age, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased, the legal guardians of the crime victim or the representatives of the crime victim's estate, family members, or any other persons appointed as suitable by the court, may assume the crime victim's rights under this chapter, but in no event shall the defendant be named as such guardian or representative.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana is committed to protecting the rights of crime victims. If you are a victim of an offense being prosecuted by our Office, our Victim/Witness Unit can make sure that you are notified of important stages of the case to help you exercise your rights. In addition, our Victim/Witness Unit can help refer you to agencies that provide other services to witnesses, such as compensation and counseling. For information or assistance with referrals, please contact:
United States Attorney's Office
10 West Market Street, Suite 2100
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204