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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Conspiracy Related to Falsifying Records for Gun Purchase

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ORONDE GABRIEL, age 31, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to one count of conspiring to falsify ATF records related to the purchase of a firearm.

U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced GABRIEL to 50 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, GABRIEL conspired to assist two other individuals in the purchase of a firearm from Academy Sports in Elmwood on June 9, 2013. GABRIEL was a previously convicted felon and prohibited from buying a firearm.  The individual who purchased the firearm falsified an ATF form regarding the true ownership of the firearm, which is a federal offense.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) led the investigation along with assistance from the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Edward J. Rivera was in charge of the prosecution.


Updated February 4, 2016