Brothers Plead Guilty to Illegal Possession of Firearms
Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TERRELL TATE, age 26, and GEREME TATE, age 25, brothers from New Orleans, pled guilty today to being felons in possession of firearms.
According to the court documents, on July 4, 2016, the TATE brothers, both of whom had been previously convicted of felonies in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, possessed a Glock Model 19C semiautomatic pistol and a Taurus Model PT111, 9mm pistol.
Each defendant faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for July 27, 2017.
A third brother, MICHAEL TATE is scheduled for trial on June 5, 2017.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih and Trial Attorney Joseph K. Wheatley, of the Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Gang Section, are in charge of the prosecution.