U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana
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June 27, 2014

Week in Review—Fort Wayne

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

Dispositions:

  • Michael C. Bure, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to 67 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release and to and pay $2,535 in restitution after pleading guilty to the felony offense of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case, in 2011, Bure was involved in a bank robbery. Bure aided in planning the robbery and drove the vehicle away from the crime. This case was the result of an investigation by FBI Bank Robbery Task Force and the New Haven Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

  • Alfred Alcaraz, 34, of Tucson, Arizona was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. According to documents filed in this case, Alcaraz had utilized individuals to send 117 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Indiana. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations, he agreed to assist an individual living in Ft. Wayne acquire quantities of marijuana for that individual to distribute to others. Alcaraz was to supply the marijuana to the individual living in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Missouri. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

  • Pedro Salud Rubio-Garcia, 26, of Fremont, Indiana was sentenced to 78 months’ imprisonment and four years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to the felony offenses of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and selling a firearm to a convicted felon. According to documents filed in this case, Rubio-Garcia was involved in the distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and the trafficking of firearms. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The Fort Wayne Safe Streets Task Force is comprised 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley Miller-Lowery.

  • Amanda J. McBride, 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana was sentenced to two years on probation after pleading guilty to the felony offense of maintaining drug-involved premises. According to documents filed in this case, from on or about April 15, 2013, to on or about June 27, 2013, McBride was the owner of a building which others used for crack cocaine distribution. This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Geller.

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