Three Individuals Plead Guilty to Violating Federal Gun Control Act and Possessing Cars from Norfolk Southern Railyard
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On June 27, 2023, New Orleans resident, DEVIN CHANEY (“CHANEY”), age 33, was sentenced by United States District Judge Greg G. Guidry to 188 months in prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans. CHANEY had previously pled guilty to one count of Armed Bank Robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a) and (d) (Count 9); and one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a) (Count 3). Judge Guidry also ordered CHANEY to pay restitution in the amount of $4,706.00, as well as a mandatory special assessment fee of $200.00.
CHANEY had been charged with committing five armed robberies in New Orleans during December 2021. He was also charged with possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. CHANEY admitted that on Christmas Eve 2021, he entered the Capital One Bank in New Orleans, presented a demand note to a teller and received money but was disappointed in the amount. CHANEY then approached a second teller, pointing a firearm, and received additional money before leaving the bank. In total, CHANEY robbed the Capital One Bank of approximately $2,506.00. Additionally, on December 12, 2021, CHANEY entered a Subway sandwich shop in New Orleans, pointed a firearm at the cashier, demanding money and received approximately $600.00.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crimes Task Force and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Long of the Financial Crimes Unit.
Shane M. Jones
Public Information Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice