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Case Number: 2:22-cr-00116
Judge: Nanette Jolivette Brown
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Orleans Parish)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in New Orleans
Description: New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with carjacking and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.
On January 10, 2022, COUSAN, armed with a Glock, nine millimeter pistol, carjacked a victim as they exited the Dollar Tree on Morrison Road in New Orleans. As to the carjacking charge, the Court sentenced COUSAN to a sixty-three (63) month term of imprisonment and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $11,200.00. For brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, the Court sentenced COUSAN to an eighty-four (84) month term of imprisonment, to be served consecutively. Additionally, COUSAN will serve a three (3) year term of supervised release and pay a $200 mandatory special assessment fee.
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.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the New Orleans Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Greg Kennedy of the Violent Crimes Unit handled the prosecution.
18:2119(1) CARJACKING AND 18:2 AIDING AND ABETTING
18:924(c)(1)(A)(ii) BRANDISHING A FIREARM DURING AND IN RELATION TO A CRIME OF VIOLENCE
Outcome: 05/18/2023 41 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown: Sentencing held on 5/18/2023 for Mario Cousan (1), Counts 1 & 2. Count 3 Dismissed on 5/17/2023. Defendant remanded. (Court Reporter Karen Ibos.) (mp) (Entered: 05/19/2023)
05/18/2023 42 JUDGMENT as to Mario Cousan (1), Counts 1 & 2, Sentenced on 5/18/2023. Signed by Chief Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown on May 19, 2023. (mp) (Additional attachment(s) added on 5/22/2023: # 1 Sealed Victim List) (mp). (Entered: 05/22/2023)
05/18/2023 43 Statement of Reasons for sentencing as to Mario Cousan. NOTE: This document will be accessible only to the District Judge, the government attorney, the attorney for the applicable defendant, the U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. attorney's financial litigation unit. Other defendants in the case and the general public will NOT be able to view this document. (mp) (Entered: 05/22/2023)