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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Loranger Man Indicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that PHILLIP GUIDRY, age 48, a resident of Loranger, was charged today in a one count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

According to the indictment, PHILLIP GUIDRY possessed on March 2, 2018, two pistols and three shotguns.  PHILLIP GUIDRY had previously been convicted in Orleans Parish and in Tangipahoa Parish for state-law felonies. 

If convicted, PHILLIP GUIDRY faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

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

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Louisiana State Police.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman.

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Updated June 28, 2018