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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –CHRIS ROBERTSON, JR., age 25, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on February 15, 2024 before Chief U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8).

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant at ROBERTSON’s residence in November of 2023. FBI agents found a box of 9-millimeter ammunition hidden beneath ROBERTSON’s mattress and a Glock Model 19, 9-millimeter handgun, hidden beneath a rug outside his bedroom. ROBERTSON has previous convictions for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and attempted illegal carrying of weapons, while in possession of a controlled substance.

ROBERTSON, JR. faces  up to 15 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

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. Assistant United States Attorney David Berman of the Violent Crime Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 21, 2024

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