Four New Orleans Men Sentenced to Multiple Life Sentences for Murdering a Federal Witness

Published 11:13 am Saturday, October 15, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LOUIS AGE JR., and AGE JR.’s son, LOUIS AGE III, a/k/a “Big Lou”RONALD WILSON a/k/a “Tank”, and STANTON GUILLORY a/k/a “Nan-Nan”, all from New Orleans, were all sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Barry W. Ashe to multiple terms of life imprisonment for their roles in the murder of a federal witness in a health care fraud case out of the Middle District of Louisiana.

In April 2022, LOUIS AGE JR., and AGE JR’s son, LOUIS AGE III, a/k/a “Big Lou”RONALD WILSON a/k/a “Tank”, and STANTON GUILLORY a/k/a “Nan-Nan” were tried before a federal jury in New Orleans.  The trial lasted two weeks and included numerous witnesses.  The jury found all the defendants guilty of numerous crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder for hire, murder for hire, obstruction by murder, retaliation, and other related offenses.

The evidence at trial established that AGE JR. pursued a plan, implemented by AGE III and WILSON, and carried out by GUILLORY, to murder a cooperating defendant in a massive health care fraud case being prosecuted out of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge.  AGE JR. was ultimately convicted of the health care fraud and now stands convicted and sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder for hire plot.

Judge Ashe sentenced each of the defendants to life imprisonment without parole, which was the required sentenced under several of the statutes the defendants were convicted of violating. AGE JR. and AGE III received terms of 120 and 240 months on additional related counts.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Elizabeth Privitera, David Haller, Brandon Long and Ted Carter.