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  • Two Gonzales men arrested for child exploitation

    December 1, 2016 12:24 PM

    GONZALES – Two Gonzales men have been arrested for child exploitation, according to the attorney general's office. Treyon Gray-Reider, 19, was arrested on one count of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Sean Sherlock, 47, was arrested on 300 counts of possession... more »
  • Trump said to pick Sen. Jeff Sessions for AG

    November 18, 2016 10:12 AM

    NEW YORK - President-elect Donald Trump is offering the post of attorney general to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, one of the Trump's closest and most consistent allies. That's according to a senior Trump official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the conversation. The official on Friday wouldn't say... more »
  • New hearing set on Edwards LGBT protection order

    November 16, 2016 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A hearing on the attorney general's effort to block Gov. John Bel Edwards' order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people has been pushed back to Nov. 29. Both sides arrived in court Wednesday. But lawyers for the two elected officials disagreed on what should be... more »
  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    October 20, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language. In his court challenge, Attorney General Jeff Landry says Gov. John Bel Edwards' anti-discrimination order violates... more »
  • Judge won't force AG to approve contracts with LGBT langauge

    October 18, 2016 10:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has thrown out Gov. John Bel Edwards' lawsuit seeking to force Attorney General Jeff Landry to sign off on legal contracts that include anti-discrimination language to protect LGBT people. Judge Donald Johnson dismissed the case Monday, saying the law is unclear what the attorney general's... more »
  • Ascension man arrested on nine counts of internet crimes against children

    October 13, 2016 4:54 PM

    ASCENSION – A man was arrested on nine counts of internet crimes against children, the attorney general's office announced. 25-year-old Justin Sepeda was arrested on eight counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Sepeda was booked into the Ascension Parish... more »
  • Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

    September 30, 2016 1:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he's suing the state attorney general over his rejection of contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people. Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry has refused to approve contracts allowing state agencies to hire outside lawyers because they contain language... more »
  • AG Landry says Edwards' office stalling his budget request

    September 14, 2016 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry says two of his budget requests to lawmakers are being bottled up by Gov. John Bel Edwards administration. One request, Landry says, would provide $850,000 needed to defend state abortion restrictions against a lawsuit. Landry sent a letter to members of the Legislature's... more »
  • Attorney General warns of mold-free certificate

    September 1, 2016 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning residents to beware of so-called “mold certificates” as recovery begins after August’s historic flooding. Landry said “there is no such thing as a government required ‘mold-free’ certificate.” He is also urging residents to only hire contractors with the necessary... more »
  • Attorney general warns flood victims of scams and gives tips for protection Play Video

    August 24, 2016 8:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office is warning residents impacted by the flood of possible scams and tips they should practice to protect themselves in a time where many are vulnerable. See below for the list of scams and tips: Price Gouging - Occurs when someone... more »
  • Residents urged to use tech to help fight contractor fraud

    August 17, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry is encouraging Louisiana residents to use technology in order to prevent the inevitable flood that is to come in the flooding aftermath. “Predatory people are able to perpetrate their crimes as long as they remain anonymous,” said General Landry. “In order to... more »
  • Lynch: Justice Department will help in wounded Baton Rouge

    July 29, 2016 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told community leaders in Baton Rouge that the Department of Justice will help their city overcome the violent tragedies that have shaken Louisiana's state capital in the past month. Baton Rouge is reeling from protests over the death of a 37-year-old black... more »
  • Lynch meets with police after vigil for 3 slain officers

    July 29, 2016 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has thanked a group of police officers in Baton Rouge for their work during "challenging times" after the shooting that killed three law enforcement officers earlier this month. During her meeting Friday with dozens of officers and other first responders, Lynch told them... more »
  • Prosecutor says he won't have access to fed case

    July 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says he won't have access to the federal investigation on the Alton Sterling shooting until it's completed and a decision has been made on potential federal charges. Attorney General Jeff Landry's statement came minutes after the district attorney in the parish were Sterling died... more »
  • Attorney General to examine arrest of mother for "whipping" her children

    June 24, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that the Louisiana Department of Justice will be looking into the case of a woman arrested for "whipping" her children after they burglarized a home. Schaquana Spears was arrested on child cruelty charges. According to arrest reports, Spears' 13-year-old child was struck... more »
  • Landry says Senate budget proposal would damage his office

    June 2, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have proposed to reverse a $7 million oil spill recovery payment given to Attorney General Jeff Landry's office. Landry says the cut could damage his office's operations, including work to fight cybercrime and crimes against children. He's trying to get lawmakers to scrap the Senate-approved... more »
  • AG: Edwards' anti-discrimination order not binding legally

    May 25, 2016 1:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General Jeff Landry's office says provisions in an LGBT rights anti-discrimination order issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards have "no binding legal effect." In April, the Democratic governor banned discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation and gender identity. State contracts also were to be... more »
  • AG Jeff Landry calls transgender bathroom mandate unlawful

    May 18, 2016 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says he’ll “vigorously defend” the state and its citizens against what he calls threats brought about by the Obama administration’s recent mandate that public schools allow students to use bathroom and locker rooms of the opposite sex. On Wednesday, Landry issued... more »
  • Attorney general questioned as 'sanctuary city' bill delayed

    May 17, 2016 9:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Senate committee has postponed a vote on a bid to penalize jurisdictions that don't align with federal immigration law, after some senators questioned whether the proposal gives the attorney general too much power. Attorney General Jeff Landry testified in favor of the House-approved bill that... more »
  • Ascension commission to discuss AG's opinion on subdivision denial Play Video

    May 11, 2016 12:49 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Wednesday night to discuss recent developments in the battle over the commission’s ability to deny subdivision development in the parish. The commission just received documentation from the Attorney General’s Office that represents an evaluation of how much discretion... more »
  • Questions raised over Central Police detail outside city limits Play Video

    March 9, 2016 5:22 PM

    CENTRAL - Questions are being raised tonight about whether the Central Police Department violated state laws with an extra duty detail officers worked recently. The detail was outside the city limits, but Central's Police vehicles were used. Central Police Chief James Salsbury said the officers working the detail... more »
  • La. Department of Justice to eliminate outside contracts with district attorneys

    February 18, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says his office is terminating state contracts that his predecessor approved for the private law practices of three local district attorneys. "For too long, Louisiana's reputation of backroom deals has eroded the public's trust in government," said Landry. "It is... more »
  • Attorney General seeks to take over Jindal Common Core suit

    February 8, 2016 6:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's new attorney general has moved to take over a lawsuit that former Gov. Bobby Jindal filed against the federal government over the Common Core Education Standards. It's a lawsuit the new governor, John Bel Edwards, was ready to drop, saying new federal law renders the... more »
  • New AG plans to continue appeal in Planned Parenthood case

    January 27, 2016 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will continue to try to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics. Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Wednesday that his office is taking over the case left from former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. Landry says he intends to move ahead with an appeal... more »
  • Local body shop sees increase in work from 'direct repair shops' Play Video

    January 18, 2016 6:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some local body shops are beginning to see an old problem crop up again, and it could put you at risk. The State Attorney General sued over this very issue two years ago, and it appears the problem is still out there. It involves insurance companies sending you... more »
  • Exposed gravesite repaired after News 2 investigation Play Video

    January 5, 2016 6:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grave in Clinton is now repaired after the remains of a woman were found exposed. It's a story News 2 has been following up after our investigation got state officials involved . The cemetery is known as Hickory Nut. It's located off Highway 961 on Rist... more »
  • New Attorney General taking over major court cases Play Video

    December 16, 2015 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorney General-Elect Jeff Landry will take over a mixed bag of criminal and civil court battles from his predecessor in January. Chief among them is the prosecution in an officer-involved shooting and a lawsuit against federal regulators. The AG's office is prosecuting two Marksville city marshals... more »
  • Donaldsonville woman arrested for cheating Medicaid program

    December 10, 2015 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General’s Office says a Donaldsonville woman has been arrested for Medicaid fraud after she illegally billed the State Medicaid Program for health care services that were never performed. 52-year-old Sandra Fisher was charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud after she was accused of... more »
  • US Attorney General announces civil rights probe

    December 7, 2015 10:37 AM

    WASHINGTON, D. C. - Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago police department. The investigation will search for patterns of unconstitutional policing practices throughout the police force. The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the city released the explosive video of a white... more »
  • New attorney general asking employees to reapply for jobs

    December 2, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's next attorney general is asking current, at-will employees of the Department of Justice to submit resumes and reapply for their jobs if they want to stay for his administration. Republican Jeff Landry, who defeated GOP incumbent Buddy Caldwell last month, sent employees a letter thanking them... more »
  • State gets involved in fight over historic slave cemetery 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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