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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that KIDUS WODAJO, age 24, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.


U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced WODAJO to 46 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.


According to court documents, WODAJO, who has a felony conviction in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, possessed a Taurus Millennium Pro .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol in December 2013.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih and Trial Attorney Joseph K. Wheatley, of the Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Gang Section, were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 3, 2017

Firearms Offenses