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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
Friday, January 13, 2023

New Orleans Man Sentenced in Federal Weapons Charges

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that defendant RHOBAHIS HOLMES, a/k/a “Wild Card,” of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on January 10, 2023 by U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan to a prison term of one hundred and twenty (120) months, for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), to be run concurrently.  Judge Morgan ordered that HOLMES shall be on supervised release for a tern of three (3) years following his release from imprisonment.  Holmes was also ordered to pay a mandatory $200 special assessment fee.

According to public records, HOLMES also was observed with a firearm on July 22, 2020. On that day, HOLMES was observed adjusting the firearm while conducting what appeared to be drug deals in the 1700 block of Monroe Street, New Orleans. HOLMES was later stopped inside of a vehicle where police recovered a Smith and Wesson firearm.

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 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   was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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