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

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Four Members of 39ers Gang Receive Life Sentences

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced the sentencing of four defendants convicted of gang-related offenses in February of 2017 following the 39ers racketeering and murder trial.

 

Today, U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced JASMINE PERRY, age 26; LEROY PRICE, age 31; ASHTON PRICE, age 26; and ALONZO PETERS, age 27. All four men were convicted of offenses related to their involvement with the 39ers gang in New Orleans from approximately 2007-14, and each defendant received life sentences. The Court imposed the following sentences on each defendant:

COUNT CHARGE DEFENDANTS SENTENCE
1 Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) JASMINE PERRY Life Imprisonment
LEROY PRICE Life Imprisonment
ASHTON PRICE Life Imprisonment
   
ALONZO PETERS 235 months imprisonment
   
2 Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances LEROY PRICE Each defendant received a sentence of life imprisonment
Defendants were convicted of 1 kilogram or more of heroin and 280 grams or more of cocaine base ASHTON PRICE  
  ALONZO PETERS  
     
     
3 Conspiracy to use and carry and to possess firearms JASMINE PERRY Received 240 months imprisonment
LEROY PRICE
ASHTON PRICE
   
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ALONZO PETERS Received 235 months imprisonment
4 Murder in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY Each defendant received a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment
(Kendall Faibvre) ASHTON PRICE
   
5 Causing death through the use of a firearm JASMINE PERRY Each defendant received a sentence of life imprisonment
(Kendall Faibvre) ASHTON PRICE
   
   
6 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY Each defendant received a sentence of 240 months imprisonment
(Jasmine Jones) ASHTON PRICE
   
   
7 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime JASMINE PERRY Each defendant received a consecutive sentence of 120 months imprisonment
(Jasmine Jones) ASHTON PRICE
   
   
14 Murder in aid of racketeering LEROY PRICE Mandatory life imprisonment
(Lester Green)
16 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering LEROY PRICE 240 months imprisonment
(Jamal Smith)
18 Murder in aid of racketeering LEROY PRICE Mandatory life imprisonment
(Donald Daniels)
 
22 Murder in aid of racketeering LEROY PRICE Mandatory life imprisonment
(Elton Fields)
33 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY 240 months imprisonment
(Albert Hardy)
 
 
34 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime JASMINE PERRY Received a consecutive sentence of 300 months imprisonment
(Albert Hardy)
35 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY 240 months imprisonment
(Kelvin Baham)
36 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime JASMINE PERRY Received a consecutive sentence of 300 months imprisonment
(Kelvin Baham)
37 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY 240 months imprisonment
(Carrie Henry)
38 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime JASMINE PERRY Received a consecutive sentence of 300 months imprisonment
(Carrie Henry)
39 Murder in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY Mandatory life imprisonment
(Gregory Keys)
40 Causing death through the use of a firearm JASMINE PERRY Life imprisonment
(Gregory Keys)
41 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering JASMINE PERRY 240 months imprisonment
(Kendrick Smothers)
42 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime JASMINE PERRY Received a consecutive sentence of 300 months imprisonment
(Kendrick Smothers)
 
45 Murder in aid of racketeering LEROY PRICE Mandatory life imprisonment for both defendants
(Michael Marshall ASHTON PRICE
46 Causing death through the use of a firearm ASHTON PRICE Life imprisonment
(Michael Marshall)
 
47 Murder of a federal informant LEROY PRICE Mandatory life imprisonment as to both defendants
(Michael Marshall) ASHTON PRICE

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated July 25, 2017