New Orleans man pleads guilty to carjacking and weapons charge

Published 3:48 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that defendant Tommie Mango, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on October 13, 2021 before U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk to carjacking and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

Specifically, Tommie Mango pled guilty to Counts One and Two of a Superseding Bill of Information.  Mango pled guilty to Count One, which charges him with a carjacking, in violation of

Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2119(1) and 2. Mango also pled guilty to Count Two, which charges him with brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, that is, a carjacking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii).

As to Count One, Mango faces a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. As to Count Two, Mango faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 7 years up to a maximum of life imprisonment, to be run consecutive to any other sentence imposed, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  Mango’s sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2022.

This case is being 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 p artners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit.