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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Friday, November 15, 2019

New Orleans Man Pled Guilty To Federal Firearm Violation

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that defendant PRENTISS CRAFT, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on November 14, 2019 before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown to being in receipt of a firearm while under indictment.

Specifically, CRAFT pled guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with being in receipt of a firearm while under indictment, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(n) and 924(a)(1)(D).  CRAFT faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release and a $100 special assessment fee.  CRAFT’S sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2020.    

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.  Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN 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 Police Department, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liz Privitera. 

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated November 15, 2019