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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Metairie Man Charged with Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that RANDOLPH B. MARTIN, age 39, of Metairie, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with violation of the Federal Gun Control Act.

 

According to the Bill of Information, on April 28, 1995, MARTIN was adjudicated guilty of burglary by the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Georgia. Based on this adjudication, MARTIN was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

 

MARTIN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Secret Service, and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Loan "Mimi" Nguyen is in charge of the prosecution.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 17, 2017