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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
Duane A. Evans, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Torin Jenkins, 29, of New Orleans, pled guilty on Nov. 28 to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§;922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). Sentencing is set for March 12, 2024.

On Dec. 3, 2021, New Orleans police officers arrested Jenkins based on open state warrants. After initially failing to cooperate with officers, Jenkins was seen throwing an object of the window of his residence. After Jenkins eventually surrendered, officers discovered the object was a Glock Model 36, .45 caliber firearm. Jenkins faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

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 of Justice 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 the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.


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