New Orleans Man Charged with Violating Federal Gun Law
U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ROMALIS WILLIAMS, age 25, of Orleans Parish, was charged in a one-count Indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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 safe 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 Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany Reed is in charge of the prosecution.