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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

Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Flammable Liquid Bomb

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — GREGORY R. ALEXANDER, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana pled guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to a violation of the National Firearms Registration Act, specifically possession of a destructive device commonly known as a gasoline bomb, which was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.

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

ALEXANDER faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years incarceration. Sentencing has been scheduled for November 14, 2013.

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.