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Felon Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TIMREK ANDREWS, age 53, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on March 2, 2023 to a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

The indictment charged ANDREWS in a single count with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Court documents reveal that ANDREWS and a co-defendant were under surveillance by federal agents. When agents approached ANDREWS, they found a firearm on the floorboard of the driver’s seat where he had been previously sitting. ANDREWS is prohibited from possessing a firearm since he had been previously convicted in federal court of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Strauss of the Violent Crimes Unit.

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Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office

United States Department of Justice

Updated March 3, 2023

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