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  • State gets involved in fight over historic slave cemetery check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2015 6:31 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Tonight, the State is getting involved in a fight over a historic slave cemetery. The Attorney General's Office believes a church in town may have broken the law. It all centers around the Revilletown Cemetery. It was purchased in 1881 by a slave named Robert Taylor. Taylor's... more »
  • Landry unseats Caldwell in attorney general's race

    November 21, 2015 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Acadiana congressman Jeff Landry unseated Louisiana's incumbent attorney general Buddy Caldwell in Saturday night's election. Landry defeated Caldwell 609,883 to 473,165 in the unofficial results, a 56-44 percent margin. Landry honed in on Caldwell's connections during his campaign, accusing the incumbent of a "Buddy... more »
  • GOP attorney general candidates fight over Democratic votes

    November 18, 2015 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - For the two Republican candidates in the Louisiana attorney general's race, it's all about the Democrats. Incumbent Buddy Caldwell and challenger Jeff Landry have been touting Democratic endorsements from lawyers, lawmakers and others as both GOP contenders try to cobble together the votes needed in Saturday's... more »
  • Local residents take advantage of early voting

    November 16, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Voters took advantage of early voting before it came to a close over the weekend. More than 4,000 people headed to the polls on Saturday to cast their vote for governor, lieutenant governor and a variety of other run-offs and propositions. A total of 23,000 people voted... more »
  • Attorney General sues to block new EPA regulation

    November 5, 2015 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell announced Thursday that he is suing the Environmental Protection Agency to prevent the federal government from implementing new standards that his office says would effectively prohibit construction of new, coal-fired power plants. Attorney General Caldwell, along with the State Department of... more »
  • City leaders concerned department at center of deadly shooting has gone rogue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 4, 2015 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office is mulling an opinion on what powers a rural marshal should have after complaints from a city council in Central Louisiana. The concerns come from Marksville city leaders and are centered on the department that was involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting... more »
  • Caldwell gets support from Legislature's black caucus

    November 4, 2015 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has picked up the backing of a group of Democratic state lawmakers for his re-election bid. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus announced Wednesday its endorsement of Caldwell in the Nov. 21 runoff against Republican challenger Jeff Landry. Nearly all members of... more »
  • Runner-up endorses Landry for AG's race check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 2, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Geri Broussard Baloney endorsed former attorney general's race opponent Jeff Landry at the Baton Rouge Press Club for the upcoming runoff. Baloney, a New Orleans attorney, ran as a Democrat for the office but came in third overall, missing the chance for a runoff on Nov.... more »
  • Livingston Parish man arrested for contractor fraud, theft

    October 29, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Livingston Parish contractor has been arrested for theft, fraud and forgery. 46-year-old James Brewer, of Denham Springs, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with one count each of felony theft, residential contractor fraud and forgery. He was booked into... more »
  • Caldwell to face Landry in AG runoff

    October 24, 2015 11:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell will face GOP former Congressman Jeff Landry in a November runoff to determine who will fill the next term as Louisiana's chief lawyer. Caldwell and Landry were the top two vote-getters in Saturday's election and will head to the Nov. 21 ballot.... more »
  • Consumer alert issued as chip-and-pin credit/debit card rollout begins

    October 22, 2015 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office issued an alert Thursday as consumers are beginning the process of waving goodbye to swipe-and-sign credit cards and moving on to new chip-based credit and debit cards. According to Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell, the switch is well underway nationwide and will be... more »
  • BP to reimburse Louisiana for legal fees, litigation cost

    October 13, 2015 9:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- BP will reimburse $58.25 million to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office for its expenses, fees and litigation costs tied to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The money was included in BP's record settlement of more than $20 billion that was formalized last week... more »
  • Man charged after massive child porn stash seized

    September 25, 2015 12:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a Baton Rouge man with hundreds of counts of child porn possession after an investigation by the Attorney General's Cyber-Crime Unit. Investigators arrested 35-year-old Benjamin Cole Rosenthal on Thursday. He also faces drug possession and weapons charges for having guns and drugs present together.... more »
  • Caldwell, Landry in close fundraising competition in AG race

    September 25, 2015 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- In Louisiana's attorney general's race, Republican incumbent Buddy Caldwell is locked in a tight fundraising competition with one GOP opponent, former Congressman Jeff Landry. Caldwell ended the latest two-month fundraising period ahead of the Oct. 24 election with nearly $1.2 million in the bank after raising $179,000. Landry... more »
  • Attorney General warns of email-based phishing scams

    September 16, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office is warning local consumers to beware of email-based phishing scams that direct you to open attachments. "Phishing" attacks occur when internet scammers try to mimic the look of business websites or emails in order to trick the user into entering their personal... more »
  • Landry picks up GatorPAC backing in attorney general's race

    September 2, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former U.S. Senate candidate Rob Maness says his super PAC is supporting Jeff Landry in the Louisiana attorney general's race. Maness, a Republican, created the political action committee after his Senate race loss last year. On Tuesday, he announced GatorPAC would be helping GOP candidate Landry in his... more »
  • 3 child porn arrests reported in Thibodaux and Slidell

    August 28, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office reported Friday that its Cyber Crime Unit has made three more arrests in connection with incidents that victimized children. 50-year-old Douglas Benoit, of Thibodaux, was arrested Thursday on 200 counts of possession of child pornography. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish... more »
  • Texas AG faces contempt hearing over gay marriage rights

    August 5, 2015 5:53 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights. Paxton has been ordered to appear in a federal court next Wednesday after a Houston gay man... more »
  • Louisiana Republicans snub Caldwell for AG endorsement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 28, 2015 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell isn't losing sleep over his party's endorsement of his challenger, Jeff Landry. "The Republican party has never endorsed me and it's always brought me good luck," Caldwell said Tuesday. Earlier in the day Louisiana's GOP Chairman Roger Villere announced they were endorsing Landry,... more »
  • Louisiana GOP backs Republican attorney general's opponent

    July 28, 2015 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Republican Party of Louisiana is backing former Congressman Jeff Landry to be the state's attorney general, snubbing GOP incumbent Buddy Caldwell. Party leaders say it's the first time the GOP has chosen to back a challenger to a statewide Republican incumbent since the 1991 governor's race.... more »
  • AG warns of donation scams after shooting

    July 26, 2015 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials warned people in Louisiana to be careful when making donations in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette. The Attorney General's Office said whenever tragedies like Thursday night's shooting occur, scams to take advantage of people who want to... more »
  • Grand jury canceled, AG to handle case involving chief's son

    July 6, 2015 11:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General for the State of Louisiana will handle the progress of a case involving the son of an area police chief. Iberville Parish Sheriff's deputies believe Kevin Ambeau , Jr., shot two people after a fight in St. Gabriel but was not charged in... more »
  • AG files suit to block EPA's 'Waters of the United States' rule

    June 29, 2015 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell filed suit Monday against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, asking a federal court to block the Obama administration's "Waters of the United States" rule. The "Waters of the United States" rule would significantly expanding federal authority... more »
  • Dozens accused in internet predators bust check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced dozens of people were arrested during a two-month long operation in Louisiana targeting internet predators. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said "Operation Broken Heart" led to 36 arrests in April and May. Caldwell said most suspects were charged with possession or distribution of child... more »
  • Court temporarily blocks release of 'Angola 3' inmate

    June 9, 2015 4:01 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last of the Louisiana inmates dubbed the Angola 3 by supporters protesting their long stints in solitary confinement. Tuesday's order came a day after a U.S. district judge said Woodfox should be released immediately... more »
  • Man faces 100 charges of distributing child porn

    May 8, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a Baton Rouge man on 100 counts of distributing child pornography after a multi-agency investigation, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. Investigators charged Albert Doyle Jr., 46, after an investigation by the AG's Cyber Crime unit. Sheriff's deputies said when they searched... more »
  • Louisiana overpaid $17M in annual tobacco settlement money

    April 24, 2015 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney general says Louisiana received about $17 million more in tobacco settlement money this month than it should have. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office notified the Jindal administration and Treasurer John Kennedy about the overpayment, saying national accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers made mistakes in settlement payments across... more »
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    April 23, 2015 2:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. Lynch will replace Eric Holder and become the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement post. She currently serves as U.S. attorney... more »
  • Slidell teen accused of child porn possession

    April 10, 2015 10:30 AM

    SLIDELL - Authorities and members of the Attorney General's Office accused a Slidell man of having child porn after a joint investigation. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said investigators arrested Jarrett Wayne Tillman, 19, on 22 counts of child pornography recently. Caldwell said work by the AG's Cyber Crime... more »
  • EBR SALT Crime Expo check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 7, 2015 7:24 AM

    ZACHARY- Seniors will have the opportunity to learn about crime and how they can prevent it, at the Crime Prevention Expo. The event is being held later today by the Baton Rouge group SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). Josh Hollins, the president of SALT, stopped by 2une In... more »
  • Caldwell, 14 other AGs file brief supporting same-sex marriage ban

    April 2, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell joined more than a dozen other states in asking the U. S. Supreme Court not to legalize same-sex marriage. Attorneys general from 15 states filed an amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court to allow states to continue to have the... more »
  • Judge blocks federal change of 'spouse' definition

    March 26, 2015 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Thursday blocking a new federal regulation that would change the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office. AG Buddy Caldwell sued the federal government over the change, which was... more »
  • BR man arrested in international child porn case

    March 13, 2015 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Louisiana said a joint effort between U. S. and Canadian law enforcement led to the arrest of a Baton Rouge man on charges of sexual exploitation of children. Investigators arrested Matthew Chaney Walker, 24, after they said a search of his home turned up... more »
  • AG wants killer's house arrest revoked check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 2, 2015 4:21 PM

    GONZALES- The Louisiana Attorney General filed out a motion to revoke convicted killer Stanley White's house arrest after the family of his victim said they spotted him violating those terms. White killed a two-month-old baby nearly 20 years ago. A paperwork mistake allowed him to roam free until it... more »
  • Judge puts AG's attempt to investigate Google on hold

    March 2, 2015 10:41 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi attorney general's attempt to investigate Google is on hold for at least four more months. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Monday granted Google's request for a preliminary injunction. The order prevents Attorney General Jim Hood from going through with a subpoena meant to... more »
  • Couple charged with defrauding Medicaid

    February 27, 2015 3:33 AM

    BAKER - The state attorney general says a Baker couple has been arrested on charges of allegedly conspiring to defraud the state's Medicaid program of more than $400,000. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says 41-year-old Shonda Augustus was arrested Feb. 4 and her husband, 36-year-old Melvin Williams, was arrested Tuesday.... more »
  • Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

    February 26, 2015 11:04 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. She is also expected to win approval by the full... more »
  • Protect yourself: Springtime is scam time check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Springtime is scam time. Whether it's your tax returns or yard work, scammers are looking to con you to get your money or personal information. National Consumer Protection Week was created to keep that from happening. "We're seeing a lot of disputes about tax prepares," Sam... more »
  • Wrongfully convicted man fighting for compensation from state check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A wrongfully convicted man is fighting for compensation he is owed from the state. Glenn Ford was exonerated of a crime he did not commit and released from Angola on March 11, 2014, just before sunset. He'd spent nearly 30 years on death row before a... more »
  • Texas AG: 'Legal chaos' if same-sex marriage not deemed void

    February 20, 2015 1:52 PM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the state's gay marriage ban has been "needlessly cast into doubt" after a judge gave a lesbian Austin couple permission to tie the knot. Paxton on Friday asked the Texas Supreme Court to declare the marriage license issued to Suzanne... more »
  • Landry outraises incumbent Caldwell in attorney general race

    February 12, 2015 3:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has fallen behind chief opponent Jeff Landry in fundraising for this fall's election. Both Republican candidates in the Oct. 24 election filed their campaign finance report this week with the Board of Ethics. Landry, a former congressman, has more than three times the... more »
  • Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

    January 28, 2015 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The president's immigration policies have been defended today on Capitol Hill by the woman he's nominated to be the next attorney general. Under challenges from Republicans, Loretta Lynch defended the decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation, even though they live in the country illegally. But she... more »
  • Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

    January 28, 2015 2:24 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get underway as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. If approved, Loretta Lynch would become the first black female attorney general. She is now the U.S. attorney for the... more »
  • Man accused of child porn in undercover operation

    January 23, 2015 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Law enforcement accused a 54-year-old Kaplan man of distributing child porn over the internet Friday. Investigators arrested Gary Creed after an undercover operation where authorities said he was caught sharing videos and images of child porn. The investigation involved the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit,... more »
  • La. AG candidate uses Paris killings to raise money

    January 16, 2015 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A candidate for Louisiana attorney general is using claims that less gun control could have prevents recent Paris terror attacks in order to raise money and attention for his campaign. Jeff Landry, a Republican and former state representative, stated on his campaign website that if "liberal... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of being sexual predator

    January 8, 2015 2:33 PM

    GRAY - Authorities charged a 19-year-old from Lafourche Parish with more than 150 counts of child pornography and additional child molestation charges this week. The state Attorney General's Office said Darion Veal was arrested Wednesday as part of a joint cyber-crime investigation with local, state and federal authorities. ... more »
  • Child porn suspect given $51M bond

    December 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An arrest in Livingston Parish led a judge to issue a staggering multi-million dollar bond for the man accused of possessing and distributing hundreds of items of child porn. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said a joint investigation led them to charge Brian Schaller of Denham... more »
  • Gonzales man arrested on 31 counts of child porn

    December 15, 2014 10:35 AM

    GONZALES - A joint law enforcement operation led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing child porn, according to the Office of Attorney General "Buddy" Caldwell. 55-year-old Everett Carter was taken into custody without incident last Thursday and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail... more »
  • Vitter opposing Obama's pick for attorney general

    December 10, 2014 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he'll oppose President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general because of his disapproval of the president's executive actions on immigration. The Republican senator announced Wednesday that he won't support the nomination of Loretta Lynch during the Senate confirmation vote, which is expected... more »
  • Man charged with 40 counts of child porn

    November 20, 2014 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A joint investigation involving the Louisiana Attorney General's Office and other agencies led to the arrest of a New Orleans man on 31 charges of child pornography. Investigators charged 21-year-old Evan Bradford Wednesday with 30 counts of possession and a single count of distributing child porn.... more »
  • Attorney General Caldwell opposes Maryland gun law

    November 17, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's gun law. The brief from the attorneys general was filed this past week in U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Baltimore. They argue Maryland's law violates citizens' rights to keep and... more »
  • Crowley police can ban audio, video recording

    November 13, 2014 3:14 PM

    CROWLEY, La. - A Louisiana attorney general's office opinion says Police Chief K.P. Gibson can prohibit audio or video recording at the Crowley police station. KATC-TV reports Gibson asked for a ruling after a resident complained about the policy, which bans audio or video recording in the station's lobby and... more »
  • Montana AG's photo used in online dating scam

    November 13, 2014 12:17 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - A Nigerian resident faces charges that he set up an online dating profile using a photo of Montana's attorney general and falsified stories about overseas business problems to scam several women. Felony charges against Kazeem Owonla were filed in Indiana, where one woman reported sending more than $100,000... more »
  • Official: Ebola waste not ending up in Louisiana

    October 31, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says two waste disposal companies have agreed not to bring ash from the incineration of a Texas Ebola victim's belongings into Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Friday that Veolia Environmental Services and Chemical Waste Management signed a court agreement saying they would... more »
  • Slidell man accused of distributing child porn

    October 30, 2014 3:06 PM

    SLIDELL - Authorities charged a Slidell man this week with 25 counts of distributing child porn after a joint undercover investigation involving the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit. Investigators arrested Jeremy Petry, 29, Wednesday at his home on Herwig Bluff Drive after executing a search warrant there. The... more »
  • Investigator to be probed in fired contractor suit

    October 7, 2014 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorney general's main investigator in a criminal inquiry into the awarding of a now-canceled $200 million Medicaid contract will have to answer questions under oath from the fired contractor. A judge ruled Tuesday that lawyers for Maryland-based CNSI can ask limited questions of the investigator as... more »
  • State AG appeals gay marriage ruling to La. Supreme Court

    September 27, 2014 11:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision to ban same-sex marriage in Louisiana. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's Office filed the appeal Friday after the ruling Monday by Lafayette Parish Judge, Edward Rubin. The ruling was made in the same-sex... more »
  • State AG clears deputy

    September 26, 2014 8:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy was cleared of any wrongdoing in a case involving donated money. The Attorney General was asked to investigate Donna LeBlanc and allegations of mishandled money donated after her daughter was injured in a wreck. Numerous community events raised thousands of... more »
  • Official says Holder resigning as attorney general

    September 25, 2014 10:03 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder's departure later Thursday. Holder is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. ... more »
  • Allegations over missing money prompt investigation check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 24, 2014 4:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An investigation is underway by the state attorney general over allegations money went missing after a fundraiser in West Baton Rouge Parish. It centers around West Baton Rouge Parish Deputy Donna LeBlanc. Her daughter Carli Jo was in a bad car wreck in July, and the... more »
  • AG says Jindal health changes didn't follow law

    September 23, 2014 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana attorney general's office says state employee health insurance changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration skipped required legal steps. In an opinion released Tuesday, the attorney general's office says modifications to health care plans for state workers and retirees in the Office of Group Benefits... more »
  • AG sues State Farm over auto parts scheme check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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