NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced on Friday, September 18, 2020, that LLOYD WASHINGTON, (“WASHINGTON”) age 25, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana was charged in a three-count indictment by a federal grand jury. In Count 1, WASHINGTON is charged with Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). In Count 2, WASHINGTON is charged with Possession of Machine Guns in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(o) and 924(a)(2). In Count 3, WASHINGTON is charged with Possession of Non-Registered Firearms in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5841, 5861(d), and 5871.
If convicted, WASHINGTON faces a maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, a period of supervised release up to 3 years, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00 for each charge.
U. S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
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