Federal Grand Jury Indicts New Orleans Man for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Published 12:35 pm Monday, January 30, 2023

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JUSTIN HENRY, age 41, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged on January 26, 2023 in a one-count indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, HENRY faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00.

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

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.

The case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Department, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney David Berman is in charge of the prosecution.