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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Related to Falsifying Records for Gun Purchase

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ORONDE GABRIEL, age 30, of New Orleans, pled guilty today to one count of conspiring to falsify ATF records related to the purchase of a firearm.

According to court documents, GABRIEL conspired to assist two other individuals in the purchase of a firearm from Academy Sports in Elmwood on June 9, 2013. GABRIEL was a previously convicted felon and prohibited from buying a firearm.  The individual who purchased the firearm falsified an ATF form regarding the true ownership of the firearm, which is a federal offense.

GABRIEL faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000.  U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance set sentencing on November 18, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) led the investigation along with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.   Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera is in charge of the prosecution.

Ordone Gabriel Factual Basis.pdf (350.27 KB)

Updated September 1, 2015