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Landfill owner: 2nd prosecutor made online posts

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Posted: Nov 2, 2012 12:43 PM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana landfill owner charges in a lawsuit that a second federal prosecutor defamed him in anonymous online posts.

Fred Heebe of New Orleans makes the allegation against Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Maselli Mann in a lawsuit filed Friday in state court.

Sal Perricone (PEHR' ih kohn), another assistant federal prosecutor accused of similar behavior by Heebe, resigned in March after acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases.

Neither U.S. Attorney Jim Letten nor Mann responded immediately to a telephone request for comment.

Letten removed his office from a federal investigation of Heebe's landfill in April after Perricone admitted to his online postings.

Heebe has not been charged with a crime.

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