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New Orleans Man Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment for Home Invasion Robberies

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CLARENCE R. SINGLETON, age 30, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act Robbery and use of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced SINGLETON to 240 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $200 special assessment.

According to court documents, SINGLETON participated in home invasion robberies of drug dealers in an effort to make money and/or obtain illegal drugs for later retail sale.  He also conspired to use, possess and discharge firearms to further their drug trafficking activity, and crimes of violence during the robberies of these drug dealers to obtain drugs and drug proceeds.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department led Multi-Agency Gang Unit in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael M. Simpson and Michael E. McMahon were in charge of the prosecution. 

Updated November 17, 2016

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