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Man Pleads Guilty to the Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon

December 5, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — ERNEST BLACKMON, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to a one–count charge for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before United States Judge Helen G. Berrigan, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Metairie Man Sentenced for Illegal Sawed Off Rifle, Sale of Counterfeit Money and Methamphetamine

November 21, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — DAVID OUTLAW, age 33, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to sixty–four (64) months imprisonment for his selling an illegally sawed off 9 mm rifle, counterfeit federal reserve notes and a quantity of methamphetamine announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Chalmette Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Ammunitions Violation

November 21, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — LEE EVERIDGE, age 33, a resident of Chalmette, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Susie Morgan to 48 months in prison for illegally possessing firearm ammunitions in New Orleans, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Morgan ordered that EVERIDGE be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release. More »

Second Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Six Defendants from the Hollygrove Neighborhood

November 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — TYRONNE STEVENSON, aka Duke, age 22; THERON GOLSTON, aka Thema, age 24; BERNELL WILLIAMS, aka Bussy, aka A–Boogie, age 22; WALTER CONLEY, aka Ike Neezy, age 23; NORMAN RATCLIFF, aka Turk, age 20; and MARK GLENN, age 25; all of New Orleans, Louisiana, were charged by a federal grand jury today in a thirty-four count second superseding indictment, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Transient Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

November 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CALUM ARTHUR CONWAY, age 22, a transient to New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to twenty–two (22) months imprisonment for his illegal firearm possession announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Fallon imposed on CONWAY three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release. More »

Fifteen Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

November 15, 2012

Jackson, Miss – Fifteen individuals have been indicted on federal drug charges following an extensive investigation dubbed "Operation Brusha" targeting illegal narcotics distribution in Scott County, Mississippi, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis, ATF Special Agent in Charge Phillip Durham, Raymond R. Parmer, Jr., Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, and Director Marshall Fisher with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Fourteen defendants were arrested on Wednesday, November 15, by a multi-agency team who also seized multiple firearms and ammunition, a small amount of narcotics, and two bank accounts.More »

Two Associates of Hollygrove Area Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Violations Including Drug Dealing, Shootins and Murder

November 14, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CAREY JONES, aka Bean and CHINA STEWART, aka Ms. China, pled guilty today in federal court before U. S. District Court Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to various federal violations stemming from a federal indictment which was handed down in March of this year. More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Federal Gun Charge

November 9, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CHAKA STEWART a/k/a CHAKA C. STEWART, JR. a/k/a JOSHUA STEWART, age 31, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday to 47 months of incarceration by United States District Court Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown after he pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Brown ordered that STEWART be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.More »

Mayor Landrieu Announces Multi-Agency Gang Unit of Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officials to Combat Group Violence

November 8, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined local, federal and state law enforcement partners in announcing the creation of a Multi-Agency Gang Unit (Gang Unit) to combat gang and group violence in New Orleans. The goal of the Gang Unit is to reduce the number of violent crimes in New Orleans, especially murders committed by gangs and groups. The unit is an integral component of the Group Violence Reduction Strategy, a key initiative of the Mayor‘s NOLA FOR LIFE comprehensive murder reduction strategy. The Group Violence Reduction Strategy, pioneered by criminologist David Kennedy, is designed to address the relatively small number of people who are locked in various group dynamics on the streets, and who are responsible for an overwhelming majority of murders More »

Bayou Sorrel Man Sentenced to Maximum Term of Imprisonment for Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon

November 8, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA — United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced that JEFFREY SMITH, age 35, of Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday to a term of imprisonment of 10 years by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady and a term of supervised release of three years following his imprisonment. The 10–year sentence represents the maximum term of imprisonment that SMITH could receive under the statute. More »

Nine Sentenced on Federal Gun Conspiracy Charges

November 7, 2012

Gulfport, Miss – Nine of fifteen defendants in a thirty-count federal firearms conspiracy indictment were sentenced to terms from 33 to 180 months in prison this week by Senior U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. Forfeiture of 85 firearms purchased by ATF during the case was also ordered. More »

Man Pleads Guilty to the Possession of a Firearm by a Previously Convicted Felon

November 7, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JONATHAN FRANK, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to a one-count charge for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before United States Judge Helen G. Berrigan, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced for Firearm and Drug Offenses

November 2, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA — United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced yesterday that U.S. District Court Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Gregory Mumphrey, age 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to a term of imprisonment of 180 months, two years supervised release after imprisonment, and imposed a $15,000 fine. More »

Repeat Offender Rabanni W. Saleem Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

November 2, 2012

Shreveport, La.: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Rabanni W. Saleem, also known as Robert W. Brown, 59, of Shreveport, La., was sentenced Thursday to 33 months in prison and a term of three years supervised release upon his release from prison by United States District Judge Tom Stagg.More »

Man Pleads Guilty To The Possession Of A Firearm By A Previously Convicted Felon

October 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana – RODERICK MAGEE, age 27, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty yesterday to a one-count indictment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before U. S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

ATF National Response Team Activated To Investigate Howard Johnson Inn Fire

October 23, 2012

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team (NRT) along with ATF special agents from the Gulfport Field Office have been activated by request from the Fort Bayou Volunteer Fire Department, the Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Jackson County Fire Department to investigate the Oct. 17 fire at the Howard Johnson Inn, located at 7412 Tucker Road, in Ocean Springs, Miss.More »

Indictment Unsealed Charging Thirteen Members Of The Hankton Organization With Committing Violent Crimes In Aid Of Racketeering And Other Serious Federal Crimes

October 19, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – WALTER PORTER, 37, a/k/a “Urkel” a/k/a “Moonie”; NAKIA HANKTON, 34; SHIRLEY HANKTON, 58, ; TELLY HANKTON, 36, a/k/a “Third” a/k/a “Wild”;More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

October 18, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – IRVIN LEFERE, JR., 26, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty before U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Amite Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison for Weapons Violation

October 18, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JOSEPH LAMBERT, age 32, a resident of Amite, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to 36 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Two "Fat City" Convenience Store Operators Plead Guilty to Arson

October 4, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – WAEL HAMMAD, age 37, and ALAA HAMMAD, age 30, both residents of Gretna, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today in federal court before U. S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to a two count indictment charging each with conspiracy to commit arson and arson for the fire which occurred at Fat City Discount on December 14, 20111, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Brothers Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for Drug and Gun Violations

October 4, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ARTHUR HARRIS, age 21, and his brother ANDRE HARRIS, age 26, both residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, were sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Carl Barbier to lengthy terms in federal prison, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

St. Tammany Man Sentenced to 10 Years For Meth Lab Operation

September 26, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NED ROSS WILSON, JR., age 40, a resident of Mandeville, Louisiana, was sentenced today to ten (10) years (120 months) of incarceration by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan after pleading guilty to federal felonies involving the manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm while being an unlawful user of controlled substances and possession of an illegal sawed off shotgun, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Federal Gun Charge

September 12, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CLARENCE RAYMOND, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 63 months of incarceration by U. S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Houston Man Sentenced for Weapons Violation

September 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – KENTRELL WASHINGTON, age 29, a resident of Houston, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to over six years (77 months) in prison for illegally possessing a firearm in New Orleans, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Possession of Gasoline Bomb

August 14, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JAMES J. TREGLER, age 55, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to thirty-seven (37) months imprisonment for his role in possessing a destructive device, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Zainey imposed three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release. More »

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

August 2, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CHAKA STEWART, age 31, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to a one-count indictment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Making False Statements During Purchase of Firerams

July 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — RNA LACAYO, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to serve six (6) months in home confinement, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 84 Months for Federal Gun Charges

July 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — KENDRICK DAVID WILKERSON, age 24, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 84 months of incarceration by United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle after WILKERSON pleaded guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Federal Gun Charges

July 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — ARTHUR DRUMMER, JR., age 26, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 48 months of incarceration by United States District Court Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt after DRUMMER pled guilty to being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Local Rap Artist Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison on Charges Relating to Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Obstruction of Justice

July 18, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CHRISTOPHER DORSEY, aka "BG", age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan to serve 168 months (14 years) in federal prison.More »

Michael Hooker Sentenced

June 22, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — MICHAEL HOOKER, age 33, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday to seventy (70) months of incarceration by U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. FallonMore »

Indictment for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substance Act

June 22, 2012

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Indictment for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substance Act

June 22, 2012

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Avondale Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Arson and Drug Violations

June 22, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CEDRIC KELLY, age 21, a resident of Avondale, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to fifteen (15) years (180 months) of imprisonment for Federal Arson and Drug charges, announced U. S Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Milazzo imposed four (4) years of supervised release following KELLY’s imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision with the United States Probation and Parole office and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.More »

Jury Convicts Doyline, Louisiana Man of Dealing Firearms Without a License

June 20, 2012

Shreveport, La.: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Raymond Pegg, 74, of Doyline, La., was convicted last night by a federal jury of dealing in firearms without a license. The repetitive purchase of firearms for the purpose of resale for livelihood and profit without a federal firearms license is a violation of federal law.More »

Fifteen Indicted on Federal Gun Charges

May 31, 2012

Gulfport, Miss. — 15 individuals have been charged in a 30–count federal firearms indictment which was unsealed on Wednesday, May 30, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Phillip Durham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced. The indictment also requests the forfeiture of 85 firearms.More »

North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Smuggle Firearms

May 14, 2012

Gulfport, Miss. – Jose Luis Santos-Garcia, 44, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, pled guilty in federal court today to conspiring to smuggle munitions to Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and Raymond R. Parmer, Jr. Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New Orleans.More »

Metairie Man Indicted for Gun Violation and Failure to Register as Sex Offender

May 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — JOSEPH C. DELAY, age 40, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and failure to register as a sex offender, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Previously Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to the Possession of a Firearm

April 26, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — KENDRICK DAVID WILKERSON, age 24, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to a one–count charge for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Weapons Violation

April 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — RICARDO YOUNG, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to 30 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm in New Orleans, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Lemelle ordered that YOUNG be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.More »

Metairie Man Arrested for Illegal Sawed Off Rifle, Sale of Counterfeit Money and Methamphetamine

March 30, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — DAVID OUTLAW, age 32, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, made his first court appearance on an indictment unsealed today charging him with selling an illegal sawed off 9 mm rifle, counterfeit federal reserve notes and a quantity of methamphetamine, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. OUTLAW was arrested yesterday on a capais issued in connection with the indictment.More »

Michael Anderson, Leader of the Josephine Dog Pound, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for RICO and Murder Charges

March 28, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – MICHAEL ANDERSON, age 26, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced today by the U. S. District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to life imprisonment. ANDERSON pled guilty to a plea agreement which encompassed ANDERSON’S federal and state charges in March of 2011. More »

Federal Grand Jury Indictment of a Previously Convicted Felon

March 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CLARENCE RAYMOND, age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a one–count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

A New Orleans Man Indicted for Federal Drug and Gun Violations

March 22, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – GIE Z. PRESTON, age 36, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a six-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes and the illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

A New Orleans Man Indicted for Federal Drug and Gun Violations

March 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — DAMIEN C. DODSON, age 31, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a three–count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and the illegal possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Slidell Man Pleads Guilty to Theft and Gun Charges

March 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LOREN GORDON, JR., age 20, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court before U. S. District Court Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown on March 15, 2012 to theft from interstate commerce and possession of a stolen firearm and ammunition, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years for Federal Firearm and Drug Violations

March 7, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — RODNEY HENDERSON, age 38 and a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced to 87 months of incarceration by United States District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman relating to two federal firearm violations and a drug distribution charge, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

Guilty Pleas Entered for Illegal Straw Purchase of Firearm

March 2, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — TROY DUPRE, age 29, and KATIE ANN BOUDREAUX, age 27, both residents of Chauvin, Louisiana, pled guilty today before U. S. District Court Sarah S. Vance, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Drugs and Weapons Violations

February 29, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – KELLY P. HARRELL, age 45, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to 12 years imprisonment for illegally possessing a firearm, possessing both crack cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking crimes, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. Judge Lemelle also imposed five (5) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.More »

Man Sentenced for Assisting Drug Dealer in Gun Purchase

February 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ANDREW LAROSE, age 55, a resident of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, was sentenced today by the Honorable Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to twenty-one (21) months in prison and two (2) years supervised release for making a false statement related to his purchase of a Glock .40 caliber handgun in 2009 for Mark Ross. Ross, a felon convicted of drug violations in the Eastern District of Louisiana in 2003, was arrested by federal agents in December 2009 after a year long investigation into his and his associates drug trafficking activities. The gun LAROSE purchased for Ross was traced back to LAROSE through the documents required to be kept by the firearms dealers. Those documents showed that LAROSE lied when he stated on the firearms forms that he was purchasing the gun for himself.More »

New Orleans Man Sentenced to Ten Years After Pleading Guilty to Being a Felon In Possession of a Firearm

February 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – LONNIE INGRAM, 29, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced to ten (10) years imprisonment and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier after pleading guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Two Fat CityConveniece Store Operators Indicted for Arson

February 14, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — WAEL HAMMAD, age 37, and ALAA HAMMAD, age 30, both residents of Gretna, Louisiana, are the subject of an indictment issued February 2, 2012 and unsealed today. Both were charged on February 1, 2012, in a two–count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with, conspiracy to commit the December 14, 2011 arson of the building located at 3651 18th Street, Metairie, Louisiana and the arson of the building, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.More »

22-Count Indictment Returned for RICO Violations, The Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering Act, The Federal Gun Control Act, Controlled Substances Act, and Obstruction of Justice

January 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – MELVIN HUDSON, age 26; JERMAINE HUDSON, age 25; TRAVIS HUDSON age 29; MOSES LAWSON, age 27, MONTERIO WIGGINS, age 27, RODERICK WIGGINS, age 22, DANTE CARSON, age 21, DWIGHT CARSON, age 22, TOREY RICHARDSON, age 21, TEDRICK REYNARD, age 24, SHAYNE LEBLANC, age 40; and AKAI SULLIVAN, age 27, were charged today in a twenty-two (22) count superseding indictment for Violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, the Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering Act, the Federal Gun Control Act, Controlled Substances Act, and Obstruction of Justice, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. MELVIN HUDSON was already under indictment but the other eleven (11) defendants are newly charged.More »

New Orleans Man Indicted for Federal Charges Relating to Murder and Carjacking

January 27, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – WALTER CONLEY, aka Ike Neezy (23yrs old), of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a three count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with murder, carjacking, and discharging a firearm during a carjacking.More »

Member of Violent Josephine Dog Pound Sentenced to Life in Federal Court to RICO and Murder Charges

January 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — DARRYL SHIELDS age 24, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced to life imprisonment by U. S. District Court Judge Martin L.C. Feldman. SHIELDS pled guilty to Counts 1, 2, 6 and 12 of a Federal Superseding Indictment, which called for a term of life imprisonment.More »

Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Her Role in Muling Heroin on Commercial Airlines

January 11, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — CASSANDRA BATISTE, age 41, a resident of Houston, Texas, was sentenced today by the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to sixty (60) months in prison for her role in a large scale drug trafficking conspiracy. Additionally, Judge Duvall ordered that BATISTE be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should she violate any terms of her supervised release.More »