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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Louisiana

www.justice.gov/usao/lae

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2012

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman
(504) 680-3171

MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED FELON

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.

According to court documents, the New Orleans Police Department stopped a vehicle that MAGEE was in for a routine traffic violation on November 29, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the police encounter, MAGEE was found to be in possession of Romak-Romarm/Cugir/ Romarm, 7.62x39, AK-47 forearm.

Court records revealed that MAGEE was convicted on or about December 12, 2003, for simple robbery in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, and on or about June 29, 2009, for attempted possession of a firearm by a convicted felon also in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, both felonies punishable by more than one year of incarceration. As such, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm by both state and federal law.

MAGEE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. Sentencing is scheduled for January 30, 2013.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera.

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