New Orleans Man Sentenced for Firearms Offense and Misprision of Felony

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that WARREN PICARD, age 28, of New Orleans, was sentenced on October 5, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to a 96-month term of imprisonment.

According to court records, on June 29, 2022, PICARD pleaded guilty to a two-count superseding bill of information charging him with conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, and misprision of felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 4.  The sentence imposed consists of 60 months imprisonment as to the firearms violation and 36 months imprisonment for misprision of a felon, said terms of imprisonment to be served concurrently.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

United States Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Greg Kennedy prosecuted this case.

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