Department of Justice
For Immediate Release
Jefferson Parish Man Charged With Federal Firearm Possession
NEW ORLEANS, LA. - KEVIN HAMILTON, age 27, of Marrero, LA, was indicted on May 19, 2023 on a single count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to the indictment, HAMILTON possessed a firearm in the French Quarter despite being prohibited from doing such due to previous felony convictions. If convicted, HAMILTON faces up to fifteen years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Louisiana State Police. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart Theriot of the Narcotics Unit.