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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty and Sentenced To Cutting Off GPS Ankle Monitoring Device

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that GEOURVON KEINELL SEARS, age 21, pleaded guilty today to a one-count bill of information for damaging government property in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1361.

According to the bill of information, GEOURVON KEINELL SEARS (“SEARS”), cut off a GPS ankle monitor that he was ordered to wear by a U.S. Magistrate Judge as a condition of pretrial release. 

SEARS faced a maximum term of imprisonment of penalty of not more than one year, a maximum supervised release term of one year, and a maximum fine of $100,000.  SEARS was sentenced for a total term of time served.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the New Orleans Police Department investigated this matter.  Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated August 1, 2019