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New Orleans Man, Gregory R. Alexander, Sentenced For Attempting To Firebomb His Truck

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

GREGORY R. ALEXANDER, 36, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced yesterday by U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier for his involvement in possessing unregistered destructive devices in a failed attempt to destroy his truck in February, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.  Judge Barbier imposed a sentence of 18 months imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release.

ALEXANDER pleaded guilty on August 22, 2013, to unlawfully possessing multiple destructive devices.  Judge Barbier granted a downward departure citing the defendant’s lack of any meaningful criminal history, his intent to only damage his personal property and the factual circumstances leading up to the criminal activity.  

According to court records, ALEXANDER, made and used multiple flammable liquid devices in a failed attempt to burn his truck.

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department and Bomb Squad. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tony Gordon Sanders.

Updated November 18, 2014