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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

John Philip Morrill, Jr, Sentenced For Assault Upon A Federal Officer, Access Device Fraud And Bank Fraud

JOHN PHILIP MORRILL, JR, age 32, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to 57 months imprisonment, after pleading guilty to one count of assault upon a federal officer, two counts of access device fraud and one count of bank fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Lemelle ordered that MORRILL be placed on 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 violated any terms of the supervised release.  MORRILL was also ordered to pay $20,298.69 in restitution.

According to court documents, on or about September 21, 2012, MORRILL assaulted a special agent of the United States Secret Service who, in the performance of his official duty, was trying to apprehend him. MORRILL also fraudulently obtained goods/services valued at approximately $29,853.16 by using unauthorized credit cards, and by using a PayPal account in association with a fictitious business he claimed to own. MORRILL also defrauded the ASI Federal Credit Union of approximately $2,300, in the form of a personal loan, by using fictitious pay stubs.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, Louisiana State Police and prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Julia K. Evans.