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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 23, 2018

Defendant Sentenced Today For Firearm and Drug Trafficking Offense

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SEAN BRIGGS, a/k/a “Big Sean,” a/k/a “Big C,” age 33, was sentenced today to 60 months imprisonment for one count of Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A). 

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.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the continued coordinated effort of the federal and state law enforcement authorities, including the United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Gang Task Force, and the New Orleans Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth Privitera is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated August 23, 2018