New Orleans Man Indicted for Carjacking and Weapons Offenses
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that MILTON CARTER, age 32, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged by a federal grand jury on October 6, 2023, in a three-count indictment for carjacking and violations of the Federal Gun Control Act.
CARTER is charged in Count 1 with carjacking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(1). He is charged in Count 2 with brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii). He is charged in Count 3 with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8).
If convicted of Count 1, CARTER faces up to 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. If convicted of Count 2, he faces a minimum of seven years up to a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, which must run consecutive to any other sentence, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and up to five years of supervised release. If convicted of Count 3, he faces up to fifteen years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. As to each charged count, CARTER also faces payment of a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Berman of the Violent Crime Unit is in charge of the prosecution.
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U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
Updated October 24, 2023
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