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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking and Federal Gun Offenses

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that DONTE MOORE, an Orleans Parish resident, pled guilty as charged to a two-count superseding bill of information for carjacking, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2119(1) and for using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i).

At sentencing, MOORE faces up to a maximum term of imprisonment of fifteen (15) years, a maximum fine of up to $250,000 as to count one.  As to count two, MOORE faces a consecutive statutory minimum of five years imprisonment up to a maximum of life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. MOORE additionally faces a term of supervised release after imprisonment for a period of up to five (5) years as to both counts. MOORE’s sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, 2021, before U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Privitera, Chief of the Violent Crime Unit.


New Orleans Field Division