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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

www.justice.gov/usao/lae

For Immediate Release

July 18, 2012

Jim Letten, United States Attorney

Contact: Anna Christman
(504) 680-3171

LOCAL RAP ARTIST SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON ON CHARGES RELATING TO FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CHRISTOPHER DORSEY, aka "BG", age 28, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today by U. S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan to serve 168 months (14 years) in federal prison. Dorsey pled guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of participating in a conspiracy to obstruct justice on December 7, 2011, without the benefit of a plea agreement. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that DORSEY be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of his supervised release.

According to the indictment, DORSEY, who had three prior felony drug convictions from 1998 through 2003, was in possession of a firearm between August 2009 and November 2, 2009 and again on November 3, 2009. (Counts 1 and 2).

The indictment also charges DORSEY with conspiring to obstruct justice with two other individuals, Jerod Fedison and Demounde Pollard. The indictment alleges that these three individuals conspired with each other to obstruct justice by getting Pollard to sign a false affidavit attesting that neither Fedison nor DORSEY possessed three firearms on November 3, 2009.

Both Fedison and Pollard have already pled guilty in connection with this investigation. Fedison was sentenced earlier this year to serve 20 years (240) months for his role in these offenses. Pollard pled guilty to misprision of a felony, and received a sentence of 30 months in prison.

The case was investigated by the ATF and the New Orleans Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maurice E. Landrieu, Jr.

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