Ex-lawyer convicted of taking ammo into courthouse

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former attorney has been convicted of trying to bring ammunition into the federal courthouse in New Orleans.

A federal magistrate sentenced 47-year-old Carlos Romious, of LaPlace, to 15 days imprisonment with credit for time already served following his conviction Monday on a charge of disrupting the performance of official duties by government employees.

Federal prosecutors say court officers found three 9mm bullets in a bag Romious carried as he tried to enter the courthouse on Jan. 20.

Romious was arrested after he allegedly told investigators that the bullets "were for (U.S. Attorney) Jim Letten."

Prosecutors say Romious was previously convicted of fighting with deputy U.S. marshals in Kansas and was subsequently barred from practicing law there.

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