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NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED TO 33 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATION

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April 1, 2010

DEVIN R. WILSON, age 24, of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday in federal court by U. S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to thirty-three (33) months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition, the defendant was ordered to serve three (3) years of supervised release during which time he will be under federal supervision and risks additional imprisonment should he violated any terms of the release.

According to court documents, on January 6, 2010, WILSON pled guilty admitting that on June 18, 2009, he was arrested by New Orleans Police Officers in Algiers, Louisiana while he had in his possession a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, loaded with fourteen (14) live rounds of ammunition. WILSON further admitted that he was previously convicted on January 19, 2005, for Possession of Crack Cocaine, in Orleans Parish’s Criminal District Court, on March 16, 2006, for Possession With the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, in Jefferson Parish’s 24th Judicial District Court.

The case had been referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Christopher Cox of the Violent Crime Unit.

 

 

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