Carjacker sentenced to 97 months imprisonment

Published 7:37 am Thursday, September 23, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that Donte Moore, age 23, was sentenced on September 21, 2021 by U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan, to 97 months imprisonment.  On May 18, 2021, Moore pled guilty to a Superseding Bill of Information charging him in Count One with Carjacking, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2119(1), and in Count Two with Using and Carrying a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i).

Judge Morgan sentenced Moore to 37 months imprisonment as to Count One and to 60 months as to Count Two.  The sentence for Count Two must run consecutively to Count One.  Moore also received 3 years supervised release for Count One, and five years supervised release as to Count Two, which will run concurrently.  Supervised release commences after Moore is released from custody.  Moore must also pay $200 in mandatory special assessment fees.  Restitution will be determined by the Court at a later date.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN 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.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the New Orleans Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Liz Privitera of the Violent Crime Unit.