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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Two from Northeast Ohio indicted on firearms charges

Two people from Northeast Ohio were indicted on firearms charges.

Demann Wilson, 30, of Elyria, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Wilson possessed fentanyl and an American Arms 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition on July 11. Wilson was prohibited from having the firearm because of previous convictions for drug trafficking, according to the indictment.

Cortezes Diming, 49, of Cleveland, was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Diming possessed a loaded RG Industries .22-caliber pistol on March 13, despite previous convictions for felonious assault, attempted felonious assault, burglary and other crimes, according to the indictment.

The Wilson case was investigated by the FBI and Elyria Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert Kolansky. The Diming case was investigated by the ATF and the Clevleand Division of Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Kane.

If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Columbus Field Division