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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kenner Man Pleads Guilty to Arson and Possessing a Destructive Device

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that RYAN SCOTT, age 39, of Kenner, has pleaded guilty to federal arson and weapon violations.

According to the indictment, SCOTT committed arson of an apartment building in LaPlace, Louisiana, on August 13, 2017, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(i).  SCOTT also possessed a destructive device in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861(d) on the same date. 

The Court set sentencing in this matter for June 14, 2018. SCOTT faces, as to count one, a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years of imprisonment, 3 years supervised release after imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.  As to count two, SCOTT faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $10,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. 

U. S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Maria M. Carboni.

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Updated March 16, 2018