Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Weapons Violation

Published 11:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced on Thursday, May 26, 2022, that DEAMONTE BROWN, age 21, resident of New Orleans, LA, pled guilty as charged on May 26, 2022 to a one-count indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Specifically, BROWN is charged with possessing two firearms on June 10, 2021, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 2.  BROWN faces a maximum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 18, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case  is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Inga Petrovich of the Violent Crime Unit of the U.S. Attorn