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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery Charges

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on October 13, 2023, QUINCY JONES, a/k/a “Luck,” pled guilty to robbery in Counts 10 and 11 of the superseding indictment pending against him before the U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

Count 10 charges JONES with conspiring to interfere with commerce through robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.  Count 11 charges JONES with Hobbs Act Robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.

As to Counts 10 and 11, JONES faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and up to three years of supervised release.  JONES also faces payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  His sentencing is scheduled for January 10, 2024.

According to public documents, in 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated a group  for committing various violent crimes and illegal drug trafficking, primarily in New Orleans East and the Ninth Ward.  Thereafter, JONES, along with nine others, were indicted, for conspiring  to possess firearms, traffic drugs and commit armed robberies of drug dealers.      

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, the New Orleans Police Department, and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Maurice Landrieu of the Narcotics Unit and Elizabeth Privitera, Chief of the Violent Crime Unit, are in charge of the prosecution.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana 

Updated October 18, 2023

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