Week in Review—South Bend
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 18, 2013|
SOUTH BEND, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Raymond Belsan, 33, of Goshen, Indiana, pled guilty before District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to the felony offense of distribution of child pornography. Sentencing has been set for December 22, 2014. This case resulted from an investigation by members of the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Maciejczyk.
Kendra Winston, 24, of South Bend, Indiana, pled guilty before Magistrate Judge Christopher Nuechterlein to the felony offense of being an accessory after the fact to bank robbery. 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 January 16, 2014. 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 Jesse Barrett.
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.
Dayman Olivares, 34, of Bremen, Indiana, was sentenced by District Judge Robert Miller, Jr. to 70 months’ imprisonment and four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. According to documents filed in this case, Olivares possessed cocaine and heroin which he intended to sell to a confidential informant. He arrived at the site of the drug deal with his girlfriend and two young children in the car. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Grimmer.