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Week in Review—South Bend

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 07, 2013
  • Northern District of Indiana (219) 937-5500

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

Pleas:

  • Dayman J. Olivares, 34, of Bremen, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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. Sentencing has been set for September 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. before District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.
  • Juan Gallardo, 29, of LaPorte, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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. Sentencing has been set for September 5, 2013, 1:45 p.m. before District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Schaffer.
  • Jarvis Ward, 20, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. to the felony offense of racketeering and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence and aiding and abetting. Magistrate Miller 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. Sentencing has been set for September 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m. before District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and State County Municipal Authorities. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
  • Germaine B Hadley, 31, of Elkhart, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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. Sentencing has been set for September 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. before District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.
  • Harold Leroy Snyder, III, 20, of Bremen, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of obstructing the mail. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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. Sentencing has been set for September 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein This charge was filed as a result of an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jesse Barrett.
  • Joseph Bradshaw, Jr, 31, of Warsaw, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher A. Nuechterlein to the felony offense of possessing a firearm in and affecting interstate or foreign commerce. Magistrate Nuechterlein 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. Sentencing has been set for September 10, 2013, 1:00 p.m. before District Judge Robert L. Miller Jr. 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 Frank Shaffer.

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:

  • Larry N. Harris, Jr, 25, of South Bend, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to 15 months’ imprisonment with three years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Harris was previously convicted of firearms violation. 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 Donald Schmid.
  • Mark Weaver, 40, of Niles, Michigan, was sentenced by District Judge Jon E. DeGuilio to time served with two years’ supervised release and 18 months home detention after pleading guilty to the felony offense of making false statements during the acquisition of firearms. According to documents filed in this case, Weaver purchased over 60 firearms (including machine guns) while making false statements. Weaver also falsely presented himself as a police officer while purchasing firearms. 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 Donald Schmid.
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