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  • AG sues State Farm over auto parts scheme Play Video

    August 19, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Tuesday that his office filed suit against State Farm Insurance, claiming the company had a deal with auto repair shops to put inferior, cheaper parts in cars they covered. Caldwell accused State Farm of deceiving its policy holders by getting... more »
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    August 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body... more »
  • 8 arrested in child porn investigation

    August 4, 2014 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office announced Monday that eight people were arrested in a recent undercover investigation into online child pornography. The arrests included five people from around Baton Rouge and New Roads. One suspect was charged with more than 100 counts of child porn possession.... more »
  • AG: Annexation shouldn't affect petition Play Video

    June 30, 2014 9:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's office said Monday that signatures collected to incorporate the city of St. George likely won't be invalidated by the Metro Council's May annexations of the Mall of Louisiana, Baton Rouge General and Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. The opinion, signed by... more »
  • Report to detail Sandusky abuse investigation Play Video

    June 23, 2014 2:26 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is preparing to release a report with new details on how police and prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation. Kane raised questions about the investigation when she was running for attorney general two years ago. Kane ordered the review and... more »
  • Addis homicide investigation turned over to Attorney General Play Video

    June 16, 2014 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Evidence surrounding a homicide investigation in Addis is now in the hands of the State Attorney General. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Addis Police Chief Ricky Anderson turned over his investigative file into the death of Sandra Rinaudo to the state on Friday. It comes after the... more »
  • AG recommends vetoing levee lawsuit bill

    June 4, 2014 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office recommended Governor Bobby Jindal veto a bill designed to kill a lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies claiming their work damaged the state's wetlands. However, Jindal's chief counsel said they "respectfully disagree" with the AG's objections. Caldwell said he's... more »
  • 19 in La. arrested for child exploitation

    June 4, 2014 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested 19 men from across Louisiana as part of a recent statewide investigation into child sexual exploitation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell said 'Operation Broken Heart' was a months-long undercover investigation focusing on people engaged in creating, possessing, or distributing... more »
  • Politicians still getting away with not paying debts Play Video

    May 15, 2014 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Red tape and bureaucracy are allowing politicians to skirt the law. Current and former politicians owe the state $629,000 in ethics violations fines that are deemed final debt. "Final debt is when all of the appeals process and all of the delays have expired," Department... more »
  • New Orleans woman arrested for tax fraud

    May 5, 2014 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans woman has been arrested for five felony counts of tax fraud, according to the Louisiana Department of Revenue. The department says Charnell Haymond of New Orleans is the 18th person arrested in a joint anti-fraud initiative with the Department of Revenue and the... more »
  • DOJ to study racial bias in law enforcement

    April 28, 2014 11:45 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will collect data on police stops, searches, and arrests to study racial bias in law enforcement. Attorney General Eric Holder says the information will be collected in five pilot cities over the next two years. It is part of a new initiative called the... more »
  • NOPD officer charged with child porn possession

    April 23, 2014 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities accused a New Orleans Police officer Wednesday of possessing child porn, according to the Attorney General's Office. Officers arrested Bradley Wax, 54, of Mandeville on 38 charges of pornography involving juveniles. He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail, and faces 20 years in... more »
  • Medicaid fraud roundup nets 20 arrests

    April 16, 2014 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced more than a dozen recent arrests as part of a crackdown on Medicaid fraud in the New Orleans area. The AG's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested 20 personal care attendants on suspicion of defrauding the state's Medicaid program by $150,000... more »
  • Court upholds hiring of outside counsel

    March 10, 2014 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell acted within his authority when he approved the hiring of outside legal help in a lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against almost 100 oil and gas companies for alleged damage to coastal wetlands. State District Judge Janice Clark issued the... more »
  • Zachary woman arrested for Medicaid fraud

    February 28, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Zachary woman has been arrested for defrauding the state's Medicaid program. 36 year old Sekari Washington Davis is accused of fraud and theft, along with laundering more than $100,000 through her Baton Rouge personal care agency. The arrest came from a joint investigation involving... more »
  • Special counsel hired to defend gay marriage ban

    February 26, 2014 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has hired outside legal help to fight challenges to Louisiana's gay marriage ban. Caldwell's office has sought assistance from Kyle Duncan, former Louisiana solicitor general and current general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Duncan will work solely to... more »
  • National Consumer Protection Week Play Video

    February 25, 2014 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a world full of credit card scams and identity thefts, it's important to know how to protect yourself. Sam Pleasant with the Attorney General's office joined 2une In Tuesday to talk about how you can do just that for National Consumer Protection Week. Watch the... more »
  • Former congressman gets in attorney general's race

    February 24, 2014 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Congressman Jeff Landry says he's running to be Louisiana's next attorney general, seeking to oust a fellow Republican from the job. Landry announced Monday that he'll seek the seat currently held by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in the 2015 election. Caldwell is running for re-election.... more »
  • Two accused of child porn

    February 20, 2014 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said joint investigations led by their High Tech Crime Unit led to two arrests for child pornography this week. Investigators arrested Brandon Hunt, 25, of Denham Springs Wednesday. He faces 50 counts of possessing and six counts of distributing child porn. ... more »
  • Three accused of child porn

    February 13, 2014 12:43 PM

    EUNICE - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's high-tech crime unit arrested three men recently on suspicion of possessing or distributing child porn. Investigators arrested Adam Shilow, 33, of Eunice; Scott Paul Touchet, 40, of Erath, and Gilbert Dupre, 45, of Duson. Shilow and Touchet were arrested Tuesday,... more »
  • Attorney general to get new state-issued vehicle

    January 24, 2014 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have agreed to let Attorney General Buddy Caldwell replace the state-funded vehicle damaged in a car crash last year. First Assistant Attorney General Trey Phillips said insurance will cover the $28,075 cost of the new Ford Expedition. The joint House and Senate budget committee agreed to... more »
  • AG warns of fake court appearance scam

    January 9, 2014 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office sent out a warning Thursday about an email scam that claims people are due to appear in court. The AG's Office said the scam emails include the subject line "Notice of Appearance in Court", and is supposedly sent from a "court... more »
  • LOGA sues AG Buddy Caldwell

    December 16, 2013 11:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, saying he illegally approved a contract with lawyers suing the industry. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies in July, claiming damage by the... more »
  • Final payment made in La. drug suit

    November 20, 2013 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office announced today they received the final settlement payment in a three-year lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies which illegally hiked drug prices paid through the state Medicaid program. AG Buddy Caldwell's office said the $88.4 million payment raises the total recovered by the... more »
  • AG warns about farmer settlement scam

    November 1, 2013 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office warned farmers today to watch out for scam artists offering help filling out claims in discrimination litigation involving the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Sam Pleasant with the office's Public Protection Division said the deadline for black farmers to file claims... more »
  • Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from client

    October 29, 2013 12:19 PM

    LAPLACE - The state Attorney General's Office say a LaPlace lawyer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $58,000 in settlement funds from an elderly client. Prosecutors say Kerry D. Brown entered a guilty plea Monday to theft of the assets of an aged person, monetary instrument abuse, and forgery.... more »
  • Man accused of soliciting minor online

    October 23, 2013 4:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man Wednesday after they said he solicited a minor over the internet. The Attorney General's Office said investigators arrested Gregory Beeson III, 28, as part of a joint investigation with their High Tech Crime Unit and other area agencies. They... more »
  • N.O. man accused of soliciting kids

    October 16, 2013 12:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man has been arrested and charged with two counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. 45-year-old Michael Panarello was arrested yesterday as part of a joint investigation involving the Attorney General's High Technology... more »
  • Governor seeking AG's opinion on mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor. Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures. ... more »
  • Scam warning for Seniors

    September 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seniors in Louisiana are being warned about a telephone scam targeting them. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says telephone con artists are promising free medical alert devices. It comes after an increased number of calls have been reported which try to trick people into thinking... more »
  • Two Denham Springs men arrested on child porn charges

    August 29, 2013 12:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two Denham Springs men have been arrested on charges of downloading child pornography. The arrests came from separate incidents, according the the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit. 49-year-old Morris Roubique was booked into Livingston Parish Prison on five counts of pornography involving juveniles.... more »
  • Fugitive tracked down in New Orleans

    August 29, 2013 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly year long fugitive hunt has come to end in New Orleans. 43-year-old Joseph Marrone was arrested Tuesday by agents with the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension and High Technology Crime Units. Marrone was wanted by several law enforcement agencies. The Mandeville Police Department... more »
  • AG Caldwell expected to leave hospital today

    August 22, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office said AG Buddy Caldwell is expected to be released from the hospital later today where he was being treated after a car wreck. Caldwell was in a wreck while driving in Madison Parish early Wednesday morning, according to his office. ... more »
  • AG Buddy Caldwell involved in minor crash

    August 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    TALLULAH - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is in "fine" condition following a wreck this morning, according to his office. It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Madison Parish. A spokesperson for his office said Caldwell was driving the vehicle at the time of the wreck, and... more »
  • State suing Texas Brine over sinkhole damage

    August 2, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office announced Friday that the Attorney General's Office is suing Texas Brine LLC for environmental damage caused by the Assumption Parish sinkhole. Jindal said the suit was filed on behalf of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Quality, and other responding... more »
  • Ark. AG: Schools can't arm teachers, staff

    August 1, 2013 3:54 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' attorney general says school districts can't use a state law to employ teachers and staff as licensed, armed security guards on campus. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Thursday said in an opinion issued by his office that the Arkansas board of Private Investigators and Private... more »
  • AG Holder: Martin death 'unnecessary shooting'

    July 15, 2013 12:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin was a tragic, unnecessary shooting and that the 17-year-old's death provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated and emotionally charged issues. In prepared remarks - Holder's first public comments since the acquittal of George... more »
  • Worker accused of blowing Medicaid money at casinos

    June 4, 2013 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a former Department of Health and Hospitals accountant today and accused her of stealing more than $1 million from the state Medicaid program, then blowing it at casinos. Investigators charged Deborah Crowder Loper, 46, with theft by fraud, money laundering and malfeasance in office.... more »
  • Rayville woman pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud

    May 31, 2013 11:52 AM

    RAYVILLE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office says the former owner of a Rayville personal care services agency has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state's Medicaid program. The guilty plea was entered Thursday by 52-year-old Patricia A. Bell of Rayville. Caldwell says in a news release that Bell was charged... more »
  • Deadline approaching for Powerhouse Gym claims

    May 22, 2013 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell reminded people affected by the failed Powerhouse Gym in Baton Rouge that they should file a claim with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Consumer Protection section by Friday, May 31. Powerhouse Gym planned to open in January 2012, and the owners started... more »
  • Three accused of filing false Medicaid claims

    May 17, 2013 12:01 PM

    ZACHARY - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced three Zachary women have been arrested and charged with filing false Medicaid claims. Investigators said the three women, all personal care attendants, filed timesheets claiming they were working with Medicaid recipients at the same time they were actually working for another... more »
  • AG removed himself from decision to subpoena AP

    May 14, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder removed himself from a decision to subpoena phone records of The Associated Press. A Justice Department statement Tuesday says that Holder stepped aside - a procedure known as recusal. The statement says Holder stepped aside because he had been interviewed... more »
  • Teacher accused of indecent behavior with student

    May 14, 2013 11:58 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities arrested a junior high school teacher in Slidell for indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The AG's Office said 34-year-old Traci Beaucoudray is accused of having inappropriate contact with one of her former students. The arrest was a result of... more »
  • Ohio AG: Tests confirm Castro is father

    May 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    CLEVELAND - The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's... more »
  • AG: 9 arrested in child predator roundup Play Video

    April 24, 2013 2:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general announced nine arrests today as part of an undercover operation investigating child predators across southern Louisiana. AG Buddy Caldwell said the state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the arrests with the help of state, local, and federal authorities. "Louisiana's ICAC... more »
  • AG to announce results of child predator investigation

    April 24, 2013 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Attorney General's Office scheduled a press conference this afternoon to announce the results of an undercover operation targeting child predators in southern Louisiana. The investigation involved the Louisiana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. AG Buddy Caldwell will be joined by Louisiana State Police... more »
  • AG denies Port Allen mayor's request for legal opinion Play Video

    April 15, 2013 4:43 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell denied Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter's request for a legal opinion regarding alleged wrongdoing in her office. Slaughter sent a letter to Buddy Caldwell last month asking for an opinion on three issues: raising her salary by $20,000, taking a taxpayer funded... more »
  • AG says approval not needed for LSU hospital deals

    April 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Attorney General's Office says Gov. Bobby Jindal's plans to privatize the LSU-run public hospitals doesn't require legislative approval under the law. The Jindal administration has said it didn't intend to seek a legislative vote for the individual privatization agreements because the law doesn't require approval. ... more »
  • Man accused of child porn, unauthorized wireless access

    April 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office said their high tech crime unit caught a Baton Rouge man highjacking a wireless router to look at child porn. Authorities arrested Richard Wells-Lightsey, 26, on Friday as part of a joint investigation with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, AG's High... more »
  • Ark. AG plans to open investigation into oil spill

    April 2, 2013 10:24 AM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is going to open an investigation into the cause and impact of last week's ExxonMobil pipeline rupture. McDaniel's office said Tuesday that ExxonMobil has been asked to preserve all documents and information related to Friday's oil spill and ongoing cleanup efforts... more »
  • Judge reverses conviction in Angola stabbing

    February 28, 2013 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will appeal a federal judge's decision to reverse Albert Woodfox's 1998 conviction in the 1972 stabbing death of a guard at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. U.S. District Judge James Brady agreed Tuesday with Woodfox's claim that his 1993 indictment by a West... more »
  • Thousands of dollars returned to asphalt scam victims

    February 22, 2013 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general said his office is delivering checks totaling $184,800 to 18 victims of a driveway asphalting scam. Many of the victims are elderly, and all overpaid for driveway repairs which AG Buddy Caldwell said involved shoddy work and poor materials. At least one victim... more »
  • AG files suit against Powerhouse Gym Play Video

    February 21, 2013 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office filed suit against defunct fitness center Powerhouse Gym, alleging they intentionally misrepresented themselves in order to get people to sign up for the gym. It's a slight relief for victims like Linda Carpenter, who sank nearly $800 into gym. "We heard all... more »
  • Attorney General investigating Powerhouse Gym Play Video

    January 31, 2013 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Attorney General's office confirmed to News 2 that it is investigating the failed Powerhouse Gym. The owners of the gym, Ronnie and Connie Olah, were evicted through a court order last week. Now customers are trying to figure out how they'll get their money back.... more »
  • La. AG's oil spill tab nears $24M

    January 14, 2013 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general has spent nearly $24 million building the state's legal case against BP over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. And records show much of the money has gone to outside law firms that have contributed to his campaigns. The $15.4 million that Attorney... more »
  • White House official: AG, HHS, VA heads to stay

    January 9, 2013 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - A White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder and the secretaries of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs will remain with the Obama administration as it enters a second term. The official said Holder, who leads the Justice Department, and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and VA... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • AG refuses to enter debate over budget tactics

    December 5, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office isn't lodging an opinion about whether Gov. Bobby Jindal's budgeting tactics are in line with the state constitution. A letter was sent this week to Republican Rep. Kirk Talbot declining to rule on his question of whether the state budget uses unconstitutional... more »
  • Former Delcambre officer found guilty of kidnapping

    December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
  • LSU board to redo vote on merger after criticism

    November 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's office says it has "serious concerns" that LSU's governing board may have violated the open meetings law with its October vote to merge the positions of system president and chancellor of the flagship campus. The Board of Supervisors announced Thursday that it will revote... more »
  • La. AG seeks trial for state claims over BP spill

    October 25, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell's office is asking a federal judge to set a trial date for some of the state's economic loss claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In a court filing Wednesday, Caldwell's office claims... more »
  • 4 people in Baton Rouge, 87 others charged with Medicare fraud

    October 4, 2012 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON- A federal strike force has charged 91 people, including doctors and nurses, in seven cities with Medicare fraud schemes involving $429 million in false billings. In Baton Rouge, four defendants, including a licensed practical nurse, are charged for their roles in fraud schemes involving approximately $2.4 million in... more »
  • AG: Price gouging laws in effect ahead of Isaac

    August 26, 2012 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said price gouging laws are now in effect, after Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency ahead of tropical storm Isaac. The state's price gouging statute locks commodity prices at pre-emergency levels unless there's a national or regional market shortage. Affected... more »
  • AG: Slidell man arrested for molestation

    August 20, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - Agents with the state Attorney General's Office High Tech Crime team arrested a Slidell man in suspicion of molestation and indecent behavior with juveniles. According to a spokesperson, agents arrested Kevin Lee Rieckmann, 34, after a multi-agency investigation led by Slidell Police, and involving Homeland Security, the... more »
  • AG: Man used fake diploma to get health care job

    August 15, 2012 4:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested the director of an adult day care facility in Baton Rouge after they got a tip he'd used a fake degree to get his job, according to the state Attorney General's Office. On Tuesday constables in Baton Rouge arrested Lee Earl Williams, Jr., 49,... more »
  • Holder says contempt vote politically motivated

    June 28, 2012 4:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the vote finding him in contempt of Congress was a politically motivated act in an election year. Holder says that Rep. Darrell Issa, who leads the House committee investigating a flawed gun-smuggling investigation, and others have focused on politics over public safety. The... more »
  • House votes to hold attorney general in contempt

    June 28, 2012 4:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. It was the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt. A number of Democrats boycotted Thursday's vote. Republicans pushed through the resolution because Holder did not... more »
  • Former secretary pleads guilty to embezzling $1.9M

    June 25, 2012 12:34 PM

    AMITE - A former secretary and clek pleaded guilty today in Amite to embezzling nearly $1.9 million from a juvenile justice program. Brenda Bickford, 61, of Hammond pleaded guilty to theft and fraud charges in district court. She admitted she took the money from the Florida Parishes Juvenile Justice... more »
  • GOP, Holder open to talks before contempt vote

    June 21, 2012 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republican officials and Attorney General Eric Holder say they're willing to negotiate an end to a potential constitutional confrontation in a dispute related to the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation. But that didn't stop House leaders from both parties from trading barbs over the issue again... more »
  • Man accused of indecent behavior with juveniles

    June 20, 2012 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man this week in suspicion of indecent behavior with juveniles, according to the Attorney General's Office. A spokesperson said Ory Sellers, 28, was arrested Tuesday as part of a joint investigation with the AG's Office, Homeland Security and the East Baton... more »
  • Oncologist Arrested for Hiring Hitmen to Kill Ex-wife's Attorney

    April 30, 2012 8:36 AM

    A 70-year-old Oncologist is behind bars accused of hiring two hit men to kill the lawyer who represented his ex-wife when they divorced in the 90's. Greenwood, Mississippi police say Dr. Arnold Smith and William Paul Muller of Morgan City, Louisiana were arrested Sunday morning and on a charge of... more »
  • Pa. official: Paterno not target of investigation

    November 7, 2011 12:40 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is not a target of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by one of his former assistants and how the school handled the accusations. Linda Kelly spoke Monday, two days after child sexual abuse charges were... more »
  • Zachary Assistant Police Chief under investigation for sexual harassment

    October 25, 2011 10:14 PM

    ZACHARY- The Attorney General's Office is investigating sexual harassment claims against the Assistant Police Chief of Zachary. Darryl Lawrence is on paid administrative leave during the investigation. Interim Police Chief David Courtney says the complaint came in last week and are from two female officers. He tells News... more »
  • AG seeks removal of cemetery operator

    October 10, 2011 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Attorney General's Office filed a petition today asking that a court remove the owner of an East Baton Rouge cemetery from his position. The Attorney General filed the petition in state court against Lymus Washington, overseer of Gilbert Memorial Park on Greenwell Springs Road.... more »
  • Thibodaux man arrested on child porn charges

    August 2, 2011 2:41 PM

    THIBODAUX - A Thibodaux man is in jail after being arrested and charged with child pornography. Police arrested Blaine Granier, 21, on Thursday after a joint investigation involving Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit, Baton Rouge City Constable's Office, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, and St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Ten arrested in EBR prostitution sting

    July 29, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten people were arrested during a sting operation targeting prostitutes at a Baton Rouge hotel, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office. Spokesperson Casey Hicks said the sheriff's office, state Attorney General's Office and the FBI were involved in the undercover operation last night. ... more »
  • La. woman arrested in Miss. for two-state crime spree

    July 14, 2011 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Prairieville woman today in Mississippi, after they said she went on a crime spree across both states. Tracy Mayo, 37, was arrested in Bay St. Louis and accused of committing burglaries and thefts in several Louisiana and Mississippi communities. According to the... more »
  • Permit scam targets Baton Rouge businesses

    July 6, 2011 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- A letter asking for $125 and delicate business information could be a scam that leaves you high and dry, according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler. The letter from a private business called Louisiana Corporate Compliance asks for the fee, shareholder information, and minutes of any business... more »
  • 51 arrested in Medicaid prescription probe

    June 23, 2011 3:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Fifty-one people have been arrested in connection with a Medicaid fraud investigation in Louisiana. The state attorney general says 50 of those arrested were Medicaid recipients. The other was a former pharmacist in Metairie. Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell says charges include Medicaid fraud and dispensing dangerous drugs... more »
  • Former BRPD officer pleads no contest to bribery

    May 24, 2011 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A police officer in Baton Rouge has pleaded "no contest" to charges he took money from a local drug dealer, according to Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office. Former BRPD Corporal Donald Bailey entered the plea to felony charges of public bribery and corrupt influencing. The... more »
  • AG: Personal emails by officials disclosure-free

    April 22, 2011 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana attorney general says personal emails written by government officials on government computers are exempt from public disclosure. The ruling by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell does not carry the force of law, but such rulings are generally abided by unless a court rules otherwise. ... more »
  • Dispute heats up over BP's $20B oil spill fund

    April 13, 2011 1:51 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The administrator of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund says Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood could undermine the claims process by urging a court to intervene and by making allegations that border on defamation. Hood called those statements, made Tuesday in a court filing in Louisiana,... more »
  • Baton Rouge teen accused of having child porn

    March 30, 2011 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A joint investigation has led to an 18-year-old being arrested and charged with child pornography, according to the state Attorney General's office. Jose Martin Diaz Jr. was arrested Monday, and accused of four counts of pornography involving juveniles. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said the AG's... more »
  • Attorney General Caldwell files lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline

    February 16, 2011 3:10 PM

    Baton Rouge- Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a civil action lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline, LLC. The suit claims GSK illegally marked, priced, sold and promoted the diabetes medication rosiglitazone maleate under the trade names Avandia, Avandamet and Avandaryl. The suit claims that Louisiana's Medicaid program paid GSK $36... more »
  • Caldwell announces his switch to the GOP

    February 2, 2011 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says he's jumping to the Republican Party because it's more in line with his political beliefs. Caldwell announced the party switch Wednesday. He says he feels more comfortable with what the GOP represents nationally and locally, citing the federal health overhaul... more »
  • AG: Man arrested for convincing NC girl to run away

    February 1, 2011 6:05 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – Authorities have found a 17-year-old North Carolina girl who’d been missing since last summer in Denham Springs, and arrested the man investigators said convinced her to run away. Authorities arrested 34-year-old William David Jones after they said they found Faith Manuel at his residence in Denham Springs.... more »

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