MIL-OSI Security: New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Possess a Firearm and Misprision of Felony

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Source: United States Attorneys General 7

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that WARREN PICARD, age 26, of New Orleans, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon and misprision of felony. 

Specifically, on June 29, 2022, PICARD pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371, and one count of misprision of felony, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 4.

According to the court documents, PICARD and others conspired to possess a Glock Model 19, nine-millimeter caliber pistol on or about July 21, 2020.

For conspiracy to possess a firearm by a felon, PICARD faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  For misprision of a felony, PICARD faces a maximum sentence of 3 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to 1 year of supervised release, and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. 

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is 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 re-entry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

United States Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan L. Shih is in charge of the prosecution.

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