Louisiana Felon Indicted for Possession of a Firearm Against Federal Laws

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Published December 20, 2022

Louisiana Felon Indicted for Possession of a Firearm Against Federal Laws

New Orleans, Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Monday, December 19, 2022, that Jerome Shaquille Wilson, alias “Rome,” age 27, a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana, was indicted on December 15, 2022, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Federal laws prevent those who have been convicted of certain offenses from carrying firearms.

Wilson faces up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, no more than 3 years of supervised release, and a $100.00 special assessment fee if convicted.

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.

This investigation is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve in an effort to minimize violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department launched a strategy to reduce violent crime and strengthen PSN on May 26, 2021, based on the following 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 results.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the New Orleans Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Maurice Landrieu is prosecuting it.