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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8, 2022

Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons Violation

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Thursday, July 7, 2022, that TRON HUGHES, age 42, resident of New Orleans, LA, pled guilty as charged to a one-count indictment for his participation in a weapons violation on June 10, 2021.  Count 1 of the indictment charges HUGHES with being a felon in possession a firearm. 

In Count 1 of the indictment, HUGHES is charged with possessing two firearms on June 10, 2021, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 2.  HUGHES faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, a period of up to 3 years supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.  Sentencing is scheduled for October 13, 2022.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, 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 Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This case  is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated July 8, 2022