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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

April 25, 2013

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney

CONTACT: Anna Christman
PHONE: (504) 680-3171
FAX: (504) 589-4978

Orleans Man Indicted for Possession of Flammable Liquid Bomb and Wire Fraud

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — GREGORY R. ALEXANDER, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a two count indictment by a federal grand jury for possession of an unregistered destructive device (a bomb) and with mail fraud, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to court documents, on February 25, 2013, ALEXANDER attempted to destroy his truck with a flammable liquid bomb while it was parked at a local bank. ALEXANDER then filed an insurance claim stating his truck had been stolen earlier.

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated jointly by Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), along with bomb squad members and detectives from the New Orleans Police Department, and Arson investigators of the New Orleans Fire Department. This case is being prosecuted by Tony Sanders of the Violent Crimes Unit.