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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 17, 2017

New Orleans Man Charged with Possession of Stolen Firearm

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that TREVOIR JACKSON, age 36, of New Orleans, was charged on February 9, 2017, in a two-count Indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and possession of a stolen firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(j).

 

According to the indictment, JACKSON possessed a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun that had previously been reported stolen. If convicted, JACKSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, a maximum term of supervised release of three years, and a mandatory $100 special assessment.

 

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an Indictment 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Ryan McLaren and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nolan D. Paige are in charge of the prosecution.

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