New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons Violations
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, SHAWN BREAUX, age 29, resident of Orleans Parish, pled guilty to a two-count indictment for federal weapons violations, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans . BREAUX’s sentencing is set for August 16, 2023.
In Count 1 of the indictment, BREAUX is charged with illegally possessing firearms as a felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). If convicted, BREAUX faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a period of up to 3 years of supervised release. Count 2 of the indictment charges BREAUX with being in possession of a machine gun in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(o) and 924(a)(2). If convicted, BREAUX faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a period of up to 3 years of supervised release. As to each count, BREAUX faces payment of a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.
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. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.
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U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana
Updated April 25, 2023
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