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Daniel Justin Mahan Indicted for Violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

DANIEL JUSTIN MAHAN, age 42, a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a two-count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for violation of the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans. 

According to previously filed court documents, MAHAN was arrested on March 15, 2018, by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) subsequent to the execution of a search warrant at his home.  MAHAN was found to be in possession twenty-four (24) weapons and over 26,000 rounds of ammunition.  MAHAN a prior felony conviction for bank robbery which prohibits him from possessing firearms and ammunition.

If convicted, MAHAN faces a ten year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a three year term of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

U. S. Attorney Duane A. Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Tracey N. Knight.

Updated March 23, 2018

Indictment [PDF, ]