Week in Review—Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, IN—The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal Ccourt:
Calvin L. Miller, 23, of Indianapolis, Indiana, pled guilty to the felony offenses of armed bank robber, brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and forcibly assaulting and impeding a postal employee. The magistrate is recommending that the district court accept the tendered guilty plea. Parties have 14 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, the United States Postal Inspection Service, Northeast Indiana Federal Bank Robbery Task Force, Allen County Police Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and Indiana State Police. Sentencing has not been set. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.
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.
Leobardo Gaona, 40, of Huntertown, Indiana, was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment (time served) after pleading guilty to the felony offense of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine. According to documents filed in this case, between July 2011 and February 2013, investigation revealed the existence of a large-scale narcotics distribution conspiracy operating in northeastern Indiana and southern lower Michigan. Through the use of several wiretaps, it was discovered that an individual by the name of Leobardo Gaona was obtaining quantities of cocaine. This case was the result of an investigation by 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lovita Morris-King.