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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
For Immediate Release
Duane A. Evans, United States Attorney
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

New Orleans Man Sentenced to Seventeen Months Imprisonment for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearms

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On January 18, 2023, United States District Court Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced IRVIN CLARK, 47, of New Orleans, Louisiana, to seventeen (17) months imprisonment for violating the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

According to court records, CLARK previously pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). CLARK, who had been convicted in 2002 for manslaughter, was found to be in possession of a firearm on August 16, 2021.

Judge Lemelle sentenced CLARK to a seventeen (17) month term of imprisonment and ordered that he serve three (3) years of supervised release following his prison sentence.  CLARK was also ordered to pay 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 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.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Greg Kennedy.

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