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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 13, 2018

Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Distribution Conspiracy and Misprision of a Felony

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LUCKY FUA IOSUA, age 47, of Los Angeles, California, has pleaded guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams or More of Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846, and one count of Misprision of a Felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 4.

LUCKY FUA IOSUA admitted that in around December 2016, he conspired with codefendants DAVID SUIAUNOA and NADINE SAMALAULU PAALA to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, including selling 1,774.9 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) in February 2017. 

In addition, LUCKY FUA IOSUA admitted that he did not disclose to law enforcement information that DAVID SUIAUNOA and another person had committed a felony, namely, Conspiracy to Use Interstate Commerce Facilities in the Commission of a Murder-for-Hire. 

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 13, 2018