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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New Orleans Man Charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that HAROLD McARTHUR, age 33, of New Orleans, was charged by way of bill of information yesterday with one count of failure to register as a sex offender under the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

If convicted, McARTHUR faces a maximum term of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.  He also would have to be sentenced to a term of supervised release of between 5 years and life.

U.S. Attorney Evans 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 Evans praised the work of the United States Marshals Service and the Louisiana State Police in this matter.  He extended his thanks to the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.  Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Payne is in charge of prosecution.

Updated May 9, 2018