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US grand jury in New Orleans indicts Durst on weapon charge

4 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, April 10 2015 Apr 10, 2015 April 10, 2015 2:53 PM April 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Millionaire Robert Durst has been formally charged by a New Orleans-based federal grand jury with illegally possessing a handgun.

The charge in Friday's indictment says Durst violated the federal gun-control act because he was in possession of a firearm after being convicted of earlier felonies. The move came as no surprise: A federal criminal complaint outlining the allegation had been filed earlier this week.

Durst now stands charged with offenses in three jurisdictions in two states: In California, he is charged in the 2000 slaying of Susan Berman. In New Orleans, where he was taken into custody at a hotel last month, he still faces weapons charges in state and federal courts.

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