Skip to main content
Press Release

New Orleans Man Sentenced For Committing Hobbs Act Robberies

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – QUINCY JONES, a/k/a “Luck,” a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on January 11, 2024, to 34 months incarceration, three (3) years of supervised release following release from imprisonment and a mandatory $200 special assessment fee, after JONES had previously pled guilty to conspiring to interfere with commerce through robbery and attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.

According to court records, in 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated a group for committing various violent crimes and illegal drug trafficking, primarily in New Orleans East and the Ninth Ward. Thereafter, JONES, along with nine others, were indicted, for conspiring to possess firearms, traffic drugs and commit armed robberies of drug dealers.      

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, the New Orleans Police Department, and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maurice Landrieu of the Narcotics Unit and Elizabeth Privitera, Chief 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 January 16, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods