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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hammond Man Charged with Illegal Possession of Firearms

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CHRISTOPHER HUTTON, age 26, was indicted today for being a felon in possession of firearms. 

According to the Indictment, HUTTON, who had previously been convicted of a felony in Tangipahoa Parish, possessed a total of eight firearms on June 6, 2016 and June 8, 2016. 

If convicted, HUTTON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely an allegation and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 20, 2016