News and Press Releases


December 21, 2012

MICHAEL J. HEBERT, age 61, a resident of Houma, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with receiving and possessing an unregistered firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.

According to the bill of information, HEBERT possessed a firearm, to wit: a Stag Arms Model Stag-15, .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial no. 00229 having a barrel of less than 16 inches in length, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

If convicted, HEBERT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a fine of $250,000, and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.     

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service- New Orleans Field Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

U. S. Attorney Boente reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.

(Download Bill of Information )

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Disaster Fraud Hotline

If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims or have knowledge of waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at: (866) 720-5721. You can also fax information to: (225) 334-4707 or e-mail it to:

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter

Justice 101