NEW ORLEANS MAN SENTENCED FOR WEAPONS VIOLATION
NICOLAS PIERRE, a/k/a Nicholas Pierre, a/k/a Nikolas Pierre, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan to twenty-seven (27) months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment, Judge Berrigan ordered that PIERRE be placed on three (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 violate any terms of his supervised release.
According to court documents, on February 17, 2010, PIERRE pled guilty admitting on September 29, 2009, FBI Task Force Agents acted upon a court authorized search warrant at the residence located at 7406 Sussex Place which was occupied by PIERRE. During the course of the search, agents located a loaded black Helwan 9mm handgun in PIERRE’s bedroom closet. PIERRE is prohibited from possessing any firearms due to a 2002 felony conviction in Orleans Parish for Car Jacking.
The case was investigated by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rick Veters.
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