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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Possessing Firearm as a Convicted Felon

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DAJUAN MARTIN, age 24, of New Orleans, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Wendy B. Vitter to thirty-three (33) months imprisonment, three (3) years of supervised release and payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee after previously pleading guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, MARTIN was arrested on June 13, 2022, by New Orleans Police Department officers for driving a stolen scooter. When MARTIN fled from officers, he discarded a loaded Glock, 9millimeter handgun. MARTIN had previously been convicted in 2017 and 2018 for illegal carrying of a weapon. These convictions prohibited his possession of a firearm.

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.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Rayburn of the Violent Crimes Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated December 20, 2023

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