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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, Ronald Taylor, Indicted As Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

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.

(Download Indictment )