Two New Orleans Men Charged With Illegal Possession Of Firearms
NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that a federal grand jury returned an indictment against defendants LARMONDO ALLEN, a/k/a “Nino,” and WAYNE BANKS, both from New Orleans, for being felons in possession of firearms, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). ALLEN and BANKS face a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a $250,000 fine, three years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.
This matter was handled by the Louisiana State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Liz Privitera is prosecuting the case.