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Lake Charles man subject to domestic violence protective order sentenced to 2 years in prison for possessing a revolver

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

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that John Casimere, 33, of Lake Charles, was sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter for possessing a revolver. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. 

Lake Charles police encountered Casimere on May 28, 2018 at a Lake Charles residence after responding to a domestic disturbance involving a firearm.  At the time of this incident, Casimere possessed an RG Industries .22-caliber revolver, had been previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, and was subject to a protection order, which prohibited him from possessing a firearm. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge on February 8, 2019.

The ATF and the Lake Charles Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Dominic Rossetti is prosecuted the case.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  Project Safe Neighborhoods is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated May 9, 2019

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