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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Peter G. Strasser
, United States Attorney
Contact: Shane M. Jones

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Murder and Carjacking

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that MICHAEL BROWN, age 24, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today for murder through use of a firearm and carjacking. 


BROWN pled guilty on February 22, 2017 to participating in the murder of Jacquez Young on June 1, 2015, and to participating in a carjacking on June 2, 2015. 


Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced BROWN to 340 months in prison, as well as 5 years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment.


U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the Zachary Police Department, and the Wilkinson County, Mississippi, Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan L. Shih and Trial Attorney Joseph K. Wheatley, of the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Department of Justice, are in charge of the prosecution.


This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.


New Orleans Field Division