New Orleans man sentenced to 272 months in prison for eight armed robberies
Published 11:29 am Thursday, September 16, 2021
NEW ORLEANS– U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Eriston Wilson (“Wilson”), age 28, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced to imprisonment on September 15, 2021 by U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk for charges relating to eight armed robberies of gas stations and convenience stores.
Wilson committed armed robberies of three Shell Gas Stations on General de Gaulle Drive and multiple convenience stores on the West Bank and in the Seventh Ward. He brandished a firearm and wore blue gloves in the robberies.
In August of 2019, Wilson was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
Wilson was found guilty by a jury in December 2019 on both counts.
Judge Africk sentenced WilsoN to 272 months in the Bureau of Prisons, 60 months of supervised release, and $200 in mandatory special assessment fees.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case was conducted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathryn McHugh and Greg Kennedy.