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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Possession of Stolen Firearms

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that STEVEN RE, age 41, was sentenced Tuesday, March 12, 2019 for possession of stolen firearms in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(j) and 924(a)(2).

According to court documents, RE pawned a stolen 20-gauge Remington shotgun on or about September 8, 2017, in Hammond, Louisiana.  On or about September 15, 2017, RE also pawned a stolen .22 caliber Marlin rifle, and attempted to pawn a stolen .410 gauge shotgun, in Harvey, Louisiana.  RE admitted that he knew these firearms were stolen because he stole them during home burglaries.

United States District Court Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced RE to serve a term of imprisonment of 108 months, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  The court also imposed a $200.00 special assessment.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Maria Carboni and Ryan McLaren and are in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated March 20, 2019