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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Three Members of the 39ers Gang Sentenced

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced the sentencing of three defendants convicted of gang-related offenses with the 39ers gang following the February 2017 six-week long racketeering and murder trial.

 

Today, U.S. Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced CURTIS NEVILLE, age 24, to four life sentences, DAMIAN BARNES, age 29, to 252 months, and SOLOMON DOYLE, age 31, to 78 months for their participation in the violent 39ers gang. Specific sentences, by count and by defendant, are as follows:

COUNT CHARGE DEFENDANT SENTENCE
1 Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) BARNES 240 months imprisonment
   
DOYLE 78 months imprisonment
   
   
   
NEVILLE Life imprisonment
2 Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances BARNES 252 months imprisonment
   
   
NEVILLE Life imprisonment
3 Conspiracy to use and carry and to possess firearms BARNES Each defendant received 240 months imprisonment
NEVILLE
29 Murder in aid of racketeering NEVILLE Mandatory life imprisonment
(Littlejohn Haynes)
30 Causing death through the use of a firearm (Littlejohn Haynes) NEVILLE Life imprisonment
33 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Albert Hardy) NEVILLE 240 months imprisonment
34 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime NEVILLE Consecutive 120 months imprisonment
(Albert Hardy)
35 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Kelvin Baham) NEVILLE 240 months imprisonment
36 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime NEVILLE Consecutive 300 months imprisonment
(Kelvin Baham)
37 Assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering (Carrie Henry) NEVILLE 240 months imprisonment
38 Use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime NEVILLE Consecutive 300 months imprisonment
(Carrie Henry)
43 Possession with intent to distribute heroin NEVILLE 240 months imprisonment
44

Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

NEVILLE Consecutive 300 months imprisonment

 

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.

 

 

Updated July 26, 2017