New Orleans Man Indicted for a Violation of the Federal Gun Control Act

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NELSON RAYMOND, age 28, a resident of New Orleans, was charged on November 12, 2021 in a one count indictment by a Federal Grand Jury for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, announced U. S. Attorney Duane Evans.

If convicted, RAYMOND faces a maximum term of imprisonment of up to ten (10) years, a fine of up to $250,000.00, up to  three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.     

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN 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.

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U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Mike Trummel.


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