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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Former Nopd Officer, Jason Cross, Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Drug Charges

JASON CROSS, 35, a former New Orleans Police Officer, pled guilty this morning before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo to a felony drug violation, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.  CROSS was charged by a bill of information, with attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride.  CROSS pled guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement and signed a factual basis which was placed in the court record.

CROSS faces a sentence of not more than 20 years in prison, a fine of not more than $1,000,000.00, and a three year term of supervised release. Sentencing is scheduled on March 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and was prosecuted by AUSA Jay Quinlan.

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