Kenner Man Sentenced to 87 Months Imprisonment After Pleading Guilty to Federal Firearms Offense

Published 2:07 pm Thursday, April 7, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHRISTOPHER KINZY, age 40, of Kenner, was sentenced on April 5, 2022 by United States District Judge Greg G. Guidry after previously pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1).

According to court documents, KINZY possessed a Glock Model 34, 9x19mm caliber firearm on or about January 25, 2021.

Judge Guidry sentenced KINZY to a term of imprisonment of 87 months followed by three years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

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U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kenner Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.