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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Robbery and Firearm Offense

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on February 21, 2024, COREY LEWISa/k/a “Co,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo for violations of the Federal Gun Control Act and Hobbs Act Robbery. 

LEWIS previously pled guilty to Counts 1 and 2 of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to interfere and interference with commerce through robbery (Hobbs Act Conspiracy and Hobbs Act Robbery), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951. LEWIS additionally pled guilty to Count 3, charging him with possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(i). For Counts 1 and 2, LEWIS was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. As to Count 3, LEWIS was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, which must run consecutively to the sentences in Counts 1 and 2, as well as five years of supervised release. In total, LEWIS received a sentence of 156 months. LEWIS must also pay a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee for each count.   

According to court documents, in 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated a group responsible for committing violent crimes and illegal drug trafficking, primarily in New Orleans East and the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans. LEWIS, along with nine others, were indicted  for conspiring to possess firearms, traffic drugs and commit armed robberies of drug dealers. LEWIS committed a Hobbs Act robbery with his co-conspirators, during which they victimized a mother and her two-young children by breaking into their house, brandishing firearms, tying  up the mother, and ransacking  the house.          

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, the New Orleans Police Department, and the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Maurice Landrieu of the Narcotics Unit and Elizabeth Privitera, Chief of the Violent Crime Unit, are in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated February 26, 2024

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