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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, has returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

MARSHFIELD WOMAN CHARGED WITH THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS

            Grimhilde Hanni Schwinn, 50, Marshfield, Wis., is charged with stealing money from the Social Security Administration.  The indictment alleges that from October 2010 to June 2014, she stole approximately $27,420 in Social Security disability insurance payments to which she knew she was not entitled.  

            If convicted, Schwinn faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against her is the result of an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Jarosz.

BELOIT MAN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN

            David L. Barber, 29, Beloit, Wis., is charged with five counts of distributing heroin.  The indictment alleges that he distributed heroin on June 17, July 14, July 15, July 29, and August 13, 2014. 

            If convicted, Barber faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Safe Street Task Force, Beloit Police Department, and Rock County Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Sinnott.

MILWAUKEE MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG CRIMES

Dominic Boyland, 24, Milwaukee, Wis., is charged with distributing crack cocaine and possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he distributed and possessed crack cocaine on April 17, 2014.

If convicted, Boyland faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.

MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG CRIMES

            Aaron Thompson, 35, Madison, Wis., is charged with distributing crack cocaine and possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute.  The indictment alleges that he distributed and possessed crack cocaine on March 5, 2014.

            If convicted, Thompson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson.

Updated July 14, 2015