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New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Making False Statements to Federal Agents

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DARRION YOUNG, age 32, pled guilty yesterday to being a felon in possession of a firearm and making false statements to federal agents.

 

According to the court documents, YOUNG, who had previously been convicted of a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, possessed a firearm on November 24, 2015. Moreover, after his arrest, on two occasions, YOUNG made false statements to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, during which he falsely accused a person of taking part in a shooting at the Bunny Friend Park on November 22, 2015. In fact, the person that YOUNG falsely accused was not in Louisiana on the date of the Bunny Friend Park shooting.

 

YOUNG faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. For each count of making false statements, YOUNG faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment. U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan set sentencing on September 12, 2017.

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated June 15, 2017

Topic
Firearms Offenses