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Week in Review—Fort Wayne

U.S. Attorney’s Office August 02, 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:

Gerardo Martinez-Gaston, 42, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 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 investigation was conducted by the FBI Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force is composed of FBI agents and officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Police Department, and Fort Wayne Police Department. The New Haven Police Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Elkhart County Interdiction and Covert Enforcement Unit, South Bend Police Department, and IMAGE Drug Task Force assisted with this investigation. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

Joseph R Topp, 20, of Angola, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey to the felony offense of distribution of child pornography. 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 case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Task Force. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller Lowery.

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