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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 21, 2021
Duane A. Evans
, United States Attorney

Thibodaux Man Pleads Guilty to Violation of Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans for the Eastern District of Louisiana, announced that DONOVAN DIRON JOHNSON (“JOHNSON”), age 27, of Thibodaux, LA pled guilty on May 18, 2021 in federal court before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to being a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of violence found in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(9).

According to court documents, on February 1, 2017, JOHNSON was found in possession of a Glock 22 .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine.

The Court set sentencing in this matter for August 17, 2021.  JOHNSON faces a maximum penalty of ten (10) years imprisonment, followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Thibodaux Police Department.  The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn McHugh.


New Orleans Field Division