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IRNA LACAYO SENTENCED FOR MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS DURING THE PURCHASE OF FIREARMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2012

IRNA LACAYO, age 29, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. to serve six (6) months in home confinement, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the sentence of home confinement, Judge Duval ordered that LACAYO be placed on two (2) years of probation, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should she violate any terms of her probation.

According to court documents, on March 8, 2012, LACAYO, pled guilty to four counts of an indictment admitting that between November 2008 and March 2010, she knowingly made false and fictitious written statements to licensed firearms dealers during the purchase of six firearms.

The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations (ICE) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorneys Joe La Rocca and Robert Weir.


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