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Mandeville Couple Sentenced for Violations of Federal Gun Control Act

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that CHRISTOPHER MAZUR, age 34, and REBECCA COMSTOCK, age 37, were sentenced yesterday after pleading guilty to violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.

According to court documents, MAZUR unlawfully possessed 10 firearms and 2,825 rounds of ammunition. COMSTOCK made false statements to a federally licensed firearms dealer in connection with to three of the firearms that MAZUR unlawfully possessed.

United States District Judge Lance M. Africk sentenced MAZUR to a term of imprisonment of 24 months, a term of supervised release of three years, and a $100 mandatory special assessment. COMSTOCK was sentenced to a term of probation of five years and a $100 mandatory special assessment.

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.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney J. Ryan McLaren was in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated October 19, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods