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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violating the Federal Gun Control Act

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – KEVIN MARTIN, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced on September 30, 2021 by United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier to 70 months incarceration in the Bureau of Prisons, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court paperwork, MARTIN was interviewed by ATF special agents who were assisting the New Orleans Police Department in arresting MARTIN on burglary charges.  During the interview, MARTIN admitted that he had firearms in his residence and during a subsequent search of that residence, police located firearms in the location MARTIN said they would be.  MARTIN had multiple prior felony convictions at this point in time.

The Court sentenced MARTIN to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three (3) years of supervised release and ordered MARTIN to pay a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00 .

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, 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.

This case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.

Updated October 1, 2021

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