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

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Minden man pleads guilty to possessing a revolver after being convicted of a felony

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a man from Minden pleaded guilty to possessing a revolver.

 

Jeremy Moro, 40, of Minden, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, the Minden Police Department arrested Moro while investigating a domestic abuse issue on September 8, 2016. After responding to the complaint, police found Moro laying on his couch with a Taurus Model: The Judge 45 caliber five shot revolver in the waistband of his pants. He was previously convicted of a felony for his role in a cross-burning in October 2008 in Louisiana.

 

Moro faces up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, forfeiture of the seized firearm and a $250,000 fine. The court set a sentencing date of March 1, 2018.

 

This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and to reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.

 

The ATF, FBI, Webster Parish Coroner’s Office and Minden Police Department conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary J. Mudrick is prosecuting the case.

Updated December 1, 2017