Published 9:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that JOSEPH REED, age 35, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was indicted on November 12, 2021 for Bank Robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a).

According to the indictment, on or about October 9, 2021, REED attempted to rob the Chase Bank located on North Broad Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

If convicted, REED faces up to a maximum of twenty (20) years in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, up to a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

United States Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crime Task Force, officers with the New Orleans Police Department  and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Maestri is handling the prosecution.