NEW ORLEANS MAN, CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH, INDICTED AS FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH, age 34, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today 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, JOSEPH was found in possession of a pistol after having been convicted in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court of possession of 200-400 grams of cocaine and distribution of marijuana.
JOSEPH faces a maximum term of 10 years imprisonment, 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.
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