New Orleans man convicted after being convicted by a federal jury for being a felon in possession of firearms | USAO-EDLA

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that the Honorable Greg A. Guidry has sentenced DAMIEN JUSTIN, 43, to 97 months in prison on June 22, 2021 for having a Prohibited Person in possession of two (2) Firearms is. In addition, the court ordered JUSTIN to serve three years of supervised release and pay a mandatory $ 100 special audit. No fines were imposed on this matter.

Based on evidence presented at the trial, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant in 11416 North Easterlyn Circle, New Orleans, Louisiana on January 10, 2019. At this residence, Task Force members found a loaded Glock Model 27, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a loaded Smith & Wesson Model Lady Smith, .38 caliber revolver in a bedside table next to JUSTIN’s bed. JUSTIN later admitted that he used the Glock and the Smith & Wesson revolver in the bedside table for his protection. At the end of a two-day trial, the jury found JUSTIN guilty of bringing charges alone.

NEW ORLEANS – US Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that the Honorable Greg A. Guidry has sentenced DAMIEN JUSTIN, 43, to 97 months in prison for being a prohibited person in possession of two (2) firearms. In addition, the court ordered JUSTIN to serve three years of supervised release and pay a mandatory $ 100 special audit. No fines were imposed on this matter.

Based on evidence presented at the trial, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant in 11416 North Easterlyn Circle, New Orleans, Louisiana on January 10, 2019. At this residence, Task Force members found a loaded Glock Model 27, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a loaded Smith & Wesson Model Lady Smith, .38 caliber revolver in a bedside table next to JUSTIN’s bed. JUSTIN later admitted that he used the Glock and the Smith & Wesson revolver in the bedside table for his protection. At the end of a two-day trial, the jury found JUSTIN guilty of bringing charges alone.

This case is being pursued under the joint federal, state and local Safe Neighborhood Program (PSN), which is at the heart of the Department of Justice’s efforts to reduce violent crime. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to resolve them. As part of this strategy, PSN is focusing enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and working with local prevention and re-entry programs to permanently reduce crime. “

The United States Attorney’s Office commended the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force, which led the investigation.

The prosecution of the case was conducted by US Attorney Duane A. Evans and US Assistant Attorney André Jones.

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