New Orleans Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Published 11:30 am Sunday, January 15, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LA – United States District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced Kareem Madison, 29of New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 10, 2023 to thirty-seven months in the Bureau of Prisons for a violation of the Federal Gun Control Act, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

MADISON had previously pled guilty to possession of a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of La. R.S. 40:26:966(A) in the 24th Judicial District Court in Jefferson Parish.

District Judge Morgan sentenced MADISON to the thirty-seven months to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.  She also ordered that he pay a mandatory $100.00 special assessment fee.

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 U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. The case is being prosecuted by U. S. Attorneys Rachal Cassagne and Dall Kammer.