NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States District Choose Lance M. Africk sentenced JACOB BANKS, age 32, of New Orleans, yesterday to 111 months within the Bureau of Prisons for violating the Federal Gun Management Act and the Federal Managed Substances Act, introduced U.S. Lawyer Duane A. Evans.
In accordance with the courtroom paperwork, BANKS was convicted in one other federal case of being a felon in possession again in 2019 and sentenced accordingly. Solely two weeks after finishing that sentence, police noticed BANKS in possession of a firearm throughout a repast for a murdered drug supplier. The police weren’t in a position to arrest BANKS then however just a few weeks later discovered BANKS and a number of other different males who had been additionally felons in possession of firearms. BANKS admitted he possessed a Springfield Arms .45 caliber pistol after he had already been convicted of a number of felony offenses. BANKS additionally admitted to possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it and that he possessed the firearm in furtherance of his drug trafficking exercise.
Choose Africk sentenced BANKS to 111 months imprisonment to be adopted by three years of supervised launch. He was additionally ordered to pay a compulsory particular evaluation charge of $300.
This case is a part of Challenge Secure Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to scale back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Could 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN primarily based on these core rules: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist stop violence from occurring within the first place, setting targeted and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes.
This case was investigated by the New Orleans Police Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being dealt with by Assistant United States Lawyer David Haller of the Violent Crimes Unit.
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