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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

August 22, 2013

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney

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

New Orleans Man Indicted as Felon in Possession of a Firearm

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — RONALD TAYLOR, age 20, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a one–count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to the indictment, TAYLOR was found in possession of two pistols and has a prior felony conviction in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court for aggravated assault with a firearm.

TAYLOR faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, and
3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

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

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael B. Redmann.