Duane Evans

Guilty Plea In Federal Witness' Death

Dec 4, 2017
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A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, including murdering a federal witness, in connection with a conspiracy involving robbery of drug dealers.

Fifty-four-year-old Gregory Denson faces a possible life sentence. However, a plea agreement filed in federal court Friday states that prosecutors agree that a 30-year sentence would be appropriate in the case.

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A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced a man to more than four years in federal prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after his 2013 deportation, and for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a news release that the 51-month sentence was handed down Tuesday in the case of 58-year-old Salvador Ordonez-Maldonado.

Ordonez had pleaded guilty in the case.

Evans' statement says the Mexican native will face deportation proceedings by immigration officials after he completes his sentence.