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Loranger Man Sentenced For Possessing Firearms as a Felon

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that yesterday United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe sentenced PHILLIP GUIDRY to 21 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing firearms as a felon.  Federal law prohibits individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes from possessing firearms.

GUIDRY, age 49, of Loranger, Louisiana was arrested on March 2, 2018 for possessing a firearm as a felon.  Upon a search of his residence that same day, law enforcement found numerous firearms, including an automatic rifle without a serial number.  GUIDRY plead guilty to a one count indictment of possessing a firearm as a felon on February 7, 2019.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Louisiana State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Howard Sinkman.


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Updated May 31, 2019

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