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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 23, 2019

New Orleans Man Sentenced To 37 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that defendant LARMONDO ALLEN, a/k/a “Nino,” 22 years of age, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on Thursday, August 22, 2019 by U.S. District Court Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

ALLEN pled guilty on June 13, 2019, to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, § 922(g)(1).

Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon sentenced ALLEN to 37 months in the Bureau of Prisons, as well as 3 years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

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 Gang Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Louisiana State Police in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Privitera was in charge of the prosecution.

 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated August 23, 2019