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Week in Review—Fort Wayne

U.S. Attorney’s Office May 31, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal court:

Pleas:

  • Sergio Alvarez-Arellano, 26, of Warsaw, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey to the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Gellar.
  • Demarcus White, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B Cosbey to the felony offense of felon in possession of a firearm. Magistrate Cosbey is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 10 days in which to object to the magistrate judge’s recommendation. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Gellar.

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.

Disposition:

  • Russell F. Cowherd, 34, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Theresa L Springmann to serve 70 months’ imprisonment with two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 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 Lovita Morris-King.
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