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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

39ers Gang Member Evans Lewis Sentenced

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that U.S. Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced EVANS LEWIS, age 26, to three life sentences for gang-related offenses that he committed in association with the 39ers gang.

 

COUNT

CHARGE

DEFENDANT

SENTENCE

1

Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)

 

LEWIS

 

Life imprisonment

29

Murder in aid of racketeering

(Littlejohn Haynes)

LEWIS

Mandatory life imprisonment

30

Causing death through the use of a firearm (Littlejohn Haynes)

LEWIS

Life imprisonment

 

LEWIS, who was a gunman and drug distributor for the organization, was convicted following a six-week long jury trial.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated August 16, 2017