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Press Release

Harahan Man Charged with Damaging Government Property

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

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHAZ TYLER, age 32, was charged on August 29, 2018, in a one-count bill of information with misdemeanor damage to government property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1361.

According to the bill of information, TYLER damaged property belonging to the United States Custom House, a National Historic Landmark owned and maintained by the General Services Administration. TYLER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 1 year, a maximum fine of $100,000, a maximum term of supervised release of one year, and a mandatory $25 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that a bill of information is merely a charging document and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Protective Service in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan McLaren is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 30, 2018