Skip to main content
Press Release

Westwego Man Sentenced For Conspiracy to Export Stolen Motor Vehicles

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

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on December 9, 2020, MUSA FATTY, age 35, of Westwego, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lance M. Africk after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to export stolen motor vehicles and criminal contempt. 

Specifically, FATTY previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to export motor vehicles, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 553(a)(1) and 371; and one count of criminal contempt, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 401(3). 

According to court records, FATTY and others conspired to export motor vehicles to The Gambia.  In addition, while on bond in this case, FATTY failed to surrender his passport, as required, and traveled out of the United States without permission, in violation of the conditions of his bond.

In total, Judge Africk sentenced FATTY to time served, 3 years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment. 

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *   *   *

Updated December 11, 2020

Financial Fraud