Louisiana Felon Sentenced to Prison After Police Saw Him Remove His Shirt and Display a Firearm Tucked Inside His Waistband
New Orleans, Louisiana – A Louisiana felon has been sentenced to prison after police saw him remove his shirt and display a firearm tucked inside his waistband.
On April 21, 2023, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana announced that Marvin Young, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced on April 13, 2023, by U.S. District Court Judge Eldon E. Fallon to forty months (3 years, 4 months) incarceration after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment. Judge Fallon ordered that Young be placed on supervised release for three years following his release from imprisonment. Young was also ordered to pay a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.
Young was charged in Count 1 with having a firearm while a convicted felon, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a) (2).
According to court records, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other state agencies executed a joint operation on July 8, 2021, to use proactive police patrol in high-crime neighborhoods of New Orleans. Young was seen removing his shirt during the operation, displaying a firearm tucked inside his waistband. Because he had previously been convicted of a felony, Young was barred from possessing firearms.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that brings all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve together to minimize violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy to 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 in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
In this case, U.S. Attorney Evans lauded the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit prosecuted the case.