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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm and False Statements to Federal Agents

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that DARRION YOUNG, age 32, from New Orleans, was sentenced to serve forty months imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for making false statements to federal agents.  DARRION YOUNG pleaded guilty in June 2017.

According to documents filed in court, DARRION YOUNG, who had previously been convicted of a felony in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, possessed a firearm on November 24, 2015.  Moreover, after he was arrested, on two occasions, DARRION YOUNG made false statements to agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, during which he falsely accused a person of taking part in a shooting at the Bunny Friend Park on November 22, 2015.  In fact, the person that DARRION YOUNG falsely accused was not in Louisiana on the date of the Bunny Friend Park shooting.  However, that person was incarcerated for approximately two weeks until he was released. 

In addition to the term of imprisonment, United States District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced DARRION YOUNG to a term of three years of supervised release. 

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 is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 27, 2018