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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm and Drug Violations

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

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that defendant LARMONDO ALLEN, a/k/a “Nino,” 22 years of age, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty Thursday, June 13, 2019 before the Honorable Mary Ann Vial Lemmon to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Specifically, ALLEN pled guilty to a one count Superseding Bill of Information charging him with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).  ALLEN faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release and a $100 special assessment fee.  ALLEN’S sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2019.    

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  PSN, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts, is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U. S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the New Orleans Gang Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liz Privitera. 


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Updated June 17, 2019

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