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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DARRIN MCCRAINEY, a/k/a “Skutta,” a/k/a “Darren McCraney,” age 33,  of New Orleans, was sentenced today after pleading guilty to a one-count superseding Bill of Information for a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle sentenced MCCRAINEY to 84 months, followed by five years of supervised release, and/or a fine of $250,000, and a $100 special assessment fee.  MCCRAINEY will be surrendered to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.

According to court documents, on April 4, 2015, MCCRAINEY brandished a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime as he robbed the victim of a quantity of marijuana, which affected interstate commerce.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in investigating this matter. Former Special Assistant United States Attorney Brian Ebarb was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated April 13, 2016

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