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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2013

New Orleans Man, Christopher Joseph, Indicted As Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH, age 34, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today 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, JOSEPH was found in possession of a pistol after having been convicted in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court of possession of 200-400 grams of cocaine and distribution of marijuana.

JOSEPH faces a maximum term of 10 years imprisonment, 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.

(Download Indictment )