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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

www.justice.gov/usao/lae

For Immediate Release

August 14, 2012

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman
(504) 680-3171

NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF GASOLINE BOMB

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.

According to court documents, TREGLER attempted to destroy his truck with a "gasoline bomb" on May 4, 2011, but the candles used as a fuse failed to ignite the gasoline.

This case was investigated jointly by Special Agents of the ATF along with detectives from the New Orleans Police Department and Arson investigators of the New Orleans Fire Department. This case is being prosecuted by Tony Sanders of the Violent Crimes Unit.

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