New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms and Narcotics Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ERIC ROBINSON, age 26, of New Orleans, has pleaded guilty Thursday, June 27, 2019 to federal firearms and narcotics violations.
According to court documents, ROBINSON, a convicted felon, possessed firearms on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2018, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). On April 3, 2018, ROBINSON possessed with the intent to distribute fentanyl in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). ROBINSON also conspired with others to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(o).
The Court set sentencing in this matter for September 9, 2019. ROBINSON faces, as to count one of the superseding bill of information, a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of $250,000, up to three years of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. As to counts two and four, ROBINSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, up to three years of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. As to count 3, ROBINSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a fine of $1,000,000, at least 3 years of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment. As to count five, ROBINSON faces a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of life imprisonment, up to 5 years supervised release after imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.
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U. S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maria M. Carboni and Matthew R. Payne.
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Updated July 3, 2019
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