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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Federal Weapons Offense

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANANEWMAN HOOKER, age 30, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced on May 25, 2023 by U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to 42 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, on May 30, 2022, New Orleans Police Officers executed a search warrant at HOOKER’s residence.  Officers seized a loaded Glock Model 22 pistol with an extended magazine and a loaded Panzer Arms shotgun belonging to HOOKER.  Officers also recovered ammunition for the pistol and shotgun, shotgun drums, and firearms accessories.

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.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys David Berman of the Violent Crimes Unit and Rachal Cassagne of the Narcotics Unit handled the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated May 26, 2023

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