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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Louisiana
Brandon B. Brown, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-wdla
For Immediate Release
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Defendant Sentenced for Transportation of Destructive Devices

LAFAYETTE, La. - United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Furmon Earl Bozeman, 61, has been sentenced by United States District Judge Robert R. Summerhays to 19 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for transportation of destructive devices in violation of the National Firearms Act.

According to evidence presented to the court, during the night of January 10, 2022, Bozeman drove from his residence in Gulf Shores, Alabama to Nabors Offshore Corporation (Nabors) in New Iberia, Louisiana. Upon arrival at Nabors, Bozeman placed and detonated at least three pipe bombs at various sites on the Nabors’ property. The bombs were placed at the Nabors signage located near Admiral Doyle Drive, at the main entrance to Nabors’ human resource offices, and at the Nabors signage located directly outside of the front door of the Nabors’ main building. The pipe bombs that he used contained double based smokeless powder inside of galvanized steel pipes and endcaps. These three devices met the definition of destructive devices, commonly referred to as pipe bombs.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant at Bozeman’s residence on January 12, 2022 and found in his home additional bomb making materials, a book titled, Flash Powder Cookbook, as well as several rounds of ammunition, firearms and Hogdon smokeless powder. Bozeman admitted to transportation of the bombs from his home in Alabama to Louisiana.

The case was investigated by the ATF, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana State Police, and Chitimacha Police K9 Unit, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Nickel.

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