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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

NEW ORLEANS MARVIN YOUNG, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced on April 13, 2023 by U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon to forty (40) months incarceration after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment.  Judge Fallon ordered that YOUNG be placed on supervised release for three (3) years following his release from imprisonment.  YOUNG was also ordered to pay a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

Count 1 charged YOUNG with possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).

According to court records, on July 8, 2021, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and multiple state agencies conducted a joint operation to utilize proactive police patrol in high crime areas of New Orleans.  During the operation, YOUNG was observed lifting his shirt revealing a firearm tucked into his waistband.  YOUNG was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of a felony.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in this matter.  The case    was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated April 21, 2023

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