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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Maliciously Conveying False Information

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAHVAR HOOKS, age 31, of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty a one-count superseding Indictment charging him with maliciously conveying false information in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e).

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk sentenced HOOKS to time served and a three-year term of supervised release.  HOOKS has been in federal custody since his arrest on August 20, 2013.  According to court records, from August 12, 2013 through August 19, 2013, HOOKS made in excess of forty telephonic bomb threats.  Victims of these threatening phone calls include the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court and the New Orleans Municipal/Traffic Court along with schools, hotels, casinos, and other government buildings.  In an interview with officers of the New Orleans Police Department, HOOKS admitted to making the telephone calls.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 5, 2015