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New Orleans man pleads guilty to violating the Federal Gun Control Act

NEW ORLEANS– Kevin Martin, age 27, a resident of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on May 12, 2021 to being a felon in possession of a firearm before United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court paperwork, Martin was interviewed by ATF special agents who were assisting the New Orleans Police Department in arresting Martin on burglary charges.  During the interview, Martin admitted that he had firearms in his residence and during a subsequent search of that residence police located firearms where Martin said they would be.  Martin already had multiple prior felony convictions at that point.

Martin faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment on the gun charge and payment of a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

This case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney David Haller.