Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty To Illegal Possession of a Firearm

DOJ - Department of Justice
DOJ - Department of Justice
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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that KEVIN CRAWFORD (“CRAWFORD”), age 34, of New Orleans, pled guilty yesterday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). 

The Court set sentencing in this matter for August 21, 2019.  CRAWFORD faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten (10) years, a maximum $250,000 fine, three (3) years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts, 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.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the New Orleans Police Department on investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the case.