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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – CHRIS ROBERTSON, Jr. (“ROBERTSON”), age 25, of New Orleans, was sentenced on June 4, 2024 by Chief U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to 41 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, along with a $100 mandatory special assessment fee, after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(8).

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant at ROBERTSON’s residence in November of 2023.  FBI found a box of 9-millimeter ammunition hidden underneath his mattress and a Glock Model 19, 9-millimeter handgun hidden underneath a rug outside of his bedroom.  ROBERTSON has previous convictions for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and attempted illegal carrying of weapons while in possession of a controlled substance.

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.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney David Berman of the Violent Crime Unit is in charge of the prosecution.

Contact

Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated June 5, 2024

Topic
Project Safe Neighborhoods