Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that U.S. Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced EVANS LEWIS, age 26, to three life sentences for gang-related offenses that he committed in association with the 39ers gang.
Conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO)
Murder in aid of racketeering
Mandatory life imprisonment
Causing death through the use of a firearm (Littlejohn Haynes)
LEWIS, who was a gunman and drug distributor for the organization, was convicted following a six-week long jury trial.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Gang Task Force, the New Orleans Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Myles Ranier, David Haller, Brittany Reed, and Jeff Sandman were in charge of the prosecution.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Eastern District of Louisiana