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New Orleans Women Sentenced for Involvement in Gang Case

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 and BYRONEISHA BUTLER, were sentenced on January 18, 2024 by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo for their involvement in a gang case.

GRIFFIN previously pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 371, and Misprision of a Felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4.

BYRONEISHA BUTLER also previously pled guilty to Misprision of a Felony.  

U.S. District Judge Milazzo sentenced GRIFFIN to two years’ probation for each charge, to run concurrently, and a $200.00 mandatory special assessment fee.  

Judge Milazzo sentenced BUTLER to two years’ probation, a $500.00 fine, and a mandatory $200.00 special assessment fee.  

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 and BUTLER, and eight others, were involved in conspiracies to possess firearms, traffic drugs and commit armed robberies of drug dealers.

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 M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated January 22, 2024

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