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Hammond man gets 15 years for felon possessing firearm

Hammond man gets 15 years for felon possessing firearm

Author: Action News 17/Monday, June 10, 2019/Categories: Front Page, Crime

From the U.S. Attorney's Office:
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, United States District Court Judge, Jane Triche Milazzo, sentenced ALFRED MONTGOMERY, age 29, of Hammond, to 15 years of imprisonment for violating the federal law of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

MONTGOMERY received a sentence of 5 years after pleading guilty to distribution of marijuana. The sentences, which will run concurrently, will be served in the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons. MONTGOMERY’s 15 year sentences, imposed for two separate counts of felon in possession of a firearm, are mandatory minimum sentences imposed under the federal Armed Career Criminal Act. The Act enhances the sentence of individuals who have been previously convicted of certain crimes of violence. MONTGOMERY was previously convicted of seven counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling in Tangipahoa Parish.

MONTGOMERY’s case has been designated as a Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) case. 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 reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hammond Police Department in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Brittany L. Reed is in charge of the prosecution.
 
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