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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 8, 2019

Felon Pleads Guilty To Possession of a Firearm

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PHILLIP GUIDRY, age 49, of Loranger, Louisiana, yesterday pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm before the Honorable Barry W. Ashe.

According to court documents, a March 2, 2018 search of GUIDRY’s home revealed that he possessed five (5) firearms, including shotguns and pistols.  GUIDRY faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Louisiana State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated February 8, 2019