U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Northern District of Indiana
E. Ross Adair Federal Building & United States Courthouse
1300 South Harrison Street, Room 3128
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-3489
For Immediate Release
August 4, 2010
David Capp, United States Attorney
Contact: Mary L. Hatton
(219) 852-2770 (fax)
Activity in Federal Court - Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN — The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following activity in federal court:
Troy L. Hott, 50, of Markle, Indiana, was charged in a complaint unsealed today with use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire between July 29, 2010 and July 31, 2010. The complaint alleges that Hott tried to hire a person to murder his father for $2500. Hott was arrested last night and will appear before Magistrate Judge Roger Cosbey this afternoon. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives, the Fort Wayne Police Department ATF Task Force Officers, and the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tina Nommay.
Daniel C. Portee, 49, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge Theresa Springmann to 180 months imprisonment and 5 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to count one of an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and an armed career criminal. These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco, and Explosives and the Fort Wayne Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anthony Geller.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that a Complaint is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.