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New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud and Misprision of a Felon

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

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JASMINE GRIFFIN pled guilty to Counts 1 and 2 of a superseding bill of information before the U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo.

Count 1 charged GRIFFIN with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 371. Count 2 charged GRIFFIN with Misprision of a Felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4.

As to Count 1, GRIFFIN faces up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  As to Count 2, GRIFFIN faces a sentence of up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to one year of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  Her sentencing is scheduled for January 17, 2024.

According to public 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.  GRIFFIN, along with nine others, were indicted in December 2021, for their involvement in conspiracies to possess firearms, traffic drugs and commit armed robberies of drug dealers.  Along with his co-conspirators, GRIFFIN committed wire fraud and misprision of a felony.        

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.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Maurice Landrieu of the Narcotics Unit and Elizabeth Privitera, Chief of the Violent Crime Unit.


Shane Jones

Community Outreach Coordinator 

U.S. Attorney's Office 

Eastern District of Louisiana

Updated October 17, 2023

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