New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapon Charge

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, October 14, 2021

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on October 13, 2021, defendant DARIUS WILLIAMS, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty as charged before U.S. District Court Judge Lance M. Africk.

Count 1 of the Indictment charges WILLIAMS with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). WILLIAMS faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, a period of up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. WILLIAMS’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 partners 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, Firearms and Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mike Trummel of the Violent Crime Unit.