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2 ex-prosecutors barred from court

1 year ago May 01, 2014 May 1, 2014 Thursday, May 01 2014 Thursday, May 01, 2014 2:30:46 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Two former federal prosecutors have agreed never to practice law in the federal court covering southeast Louisiana in return for avoiding additional discipline after they acknowledged making anonymous online posts about federal cases.

Chief U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Thursday unsealed brief orders signed by other judges on March 25 for Jan Mann and April 3 for Sal Perricone (pehr-ih-KOHN).

Mann and Perricone had asked the court to permanently strike them from its list of attorneys licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court's Eastern District of Louisiana in lieu of other discipline.

Judges were informed April 24 that a Justice Department investigation of their activities was complete.

Mann and Perricone acknowledged in 2012 that they posted anonymous comments about cases at a newspaper's website.

Both resigned.

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