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  • Indicted area mayor headed for trial in early 2018

    July 11, 2017 3:24 PM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer will go to trial in early 2018 on charges he used the city's credit card improperly. Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges in August 2016. At a hearing on... more »
  • Kenny Matassa pleads not guilty to bribery charges Play Video

    May 8, 2017 10:23 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa pleaded not guilty to charges that he offered a bribe to get a man running for office in Gonzales to drop out of the race. Audio recordings released last year by the Pelican Post Newspaper appeared to show Matassa and another businessman... more »
  • New Orleans man indicted on murder charge 10 days after his death

    March 31, 2017 10:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A defense attorney says New Orleans prosecutors secured a murder indictment against a man on the eve of his funeral, 10 days after he died in his sleep. John Fuller, who previously served as a lawyer for the late Steven "Shaq" Burns Jr., told multiple media outlets... more »
  • Parish councilman renews call for Matassa's resignation Play Video

    March 13, 2017 8:00 PM

    GONZALES- A stalwart opponent of Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa plans to officially call for the leader's resignation at Thursday's parish council meeting. Councilman Daniel "Doc" Satterlee had the resolution ready Monday, saying Matassa can't be an effective leader with a bribery indictment hanging over his head. "I... more »
  • Suspect in 1991 and 2002 murders indicted by Iberville grand jury

    December 8, 2016 6:09 PM

    IBERVILLE – A grand jury indicted a man for two separate murders that occurred in 1991 and 2002 in Iberville Parish. Tommy Francise, 61, was indicted on two counts of second degree murder for allegedly killing Curtis "Cochise" Smith in 1991 and George Barett in 2002. In October , the... more »
  • Three former Angola guards indicted for covering up inmate beating

    November 2, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that three Angola prison correctional officers were indicted for beating a handcuffed inmate then conspiring to cover up the crime. United States Attorney Walt Green said 40-year-old Daniel Davis, 31-year-old John Sanders and 38-year-old James Savoy were charged in a multi-count indictment... more »
  • Special meeting called to restore trust in New Roads government

    August 7, 2016 10:30 AM

    NEW ROADS - City council members will discuss the indictment of the mayor at a special council meeting Tuesday. Mayor Robert Myer was indicted Wednesday on malfeasance and abuse of power charges following a grand jury hearing where nearly twenty people testified. Immediately, a judge issued a warrant for... more »
  • New Roads Mayor bonds out of jail after Wednesday indictment Play Video

    August 3, 2016 10:40 AM

    NEW ROADS – Mayor Robert Myer was indicted and a judge swiftly issued a warrant for his arrest on malfeasance and abuse of power charges Wednesday afternoon. He turned himself in and later bonded out of Pointe Coupee Parish Jail Wednesday afternoon on $50,000 bond. All day, a line... more »
  • Judge to decide if indicted Louisiana sheriff can carry gun

    July 29, 2016 8:10 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A federal judge will decide if a south Louisiana sheriff accused of making anti-Semitic threats can carry a gun while awaiting trial on charges he directed officers to assault prisoners. Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal already is prohibited from possessing firearms following his indictment, but his attorney says... more »
  • Lawyer: Sterling family wants indictment in case

    July 13, 2016 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An attorney for relatives of a black man who was fatally shot during a struggle with two white Baton Rouge police officers is urging Louisiana's attorney general to "fight for justice" in the case. The lawyer, Justin Bamberg, told reporters Wednesday that Alton Sterling's family is... more »
  • Official: AG will accept prosecutor call on Clinton case

    July 1, 2016 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch "expects to accept" whatever recommendation career prosecutors make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails. The official, speaking on grounds of anonymity because of the ongoing probe, says Lynch will discuss the policy later Friday. This revelation... more »
  • Federal grand jury indicts BR man on child porn charges

    May 12, 2016 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury has returned an indictment for a part-time owner of a hotel accused of the distribution and possession of child porn. According to U.S. Attorney Walt Green, 53-year-old Christopher Young, of Baton Rouge, was the part-time owner of a hotel in Costa Rica where... more »
  • Businessman accused of Baker charter school subcontractor scheme

    April 22, 2016 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local businessman was indicted by a federal grand jury for fraud and money laundering involving the construction of a Baker charter school. 50-year-old Nathan Hossley’s charges included five counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and one count of engaging in monetary transactions... more »
  • Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

    January 25, 2016 5:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood has indicted two anti-abortion activists who covertly shot videos of the organization. Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record... more »
  • Suspected illegal alien smuggler and three others indicted

    December 18, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury returned four indictments in connection with an investigation into the transportation of illegal aliens through Louisiana. On Wednesday, 69-year-old Pedro Torrell-Matos was indicted for transporting illegal aliens within the United States. In a related matter, the Department of Justice said three other... more »
  • Livingston man indicted on child porn charges

    October 29, 2015 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grand jury indicated a Livingston man on child pornography charges Thursday. 40-year-old Anthony Kurtz was found to be in possession of images of pre-pubescent minors and minors under the age of 12, according to the Department of Justice. Kurtz is accused of distributing and... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man in death of Shreveport police officer

    October 16, 2015 10:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A 27-year-old Shreveport man faces a first-degree murder charge for his alleged role in the death of police officer Thomas LaValley. Grover Cannon is currently being held without bond at Caddo Correctional Center. The Times reports a Caddo Parish grand jury returned the first-degree murder indictment on Thursday.... more »
  • Daycare owner indicted on negligent homicide charge in child's death Play Video

    October 8, 2015 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The owner of an unlicensed Baton Rouge daycare accused in connection with the death of a child under her care was indicted on negligent homicide charge Thursday. 47-year-old Shelia Newman was arrested back in June for her alleged role in the death of 22-month-old Angel Green.... more »
  • Judge in Woodfox case rejects move to nullify 3rd indictment

    September 21, 2015 4:40 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Attorneys for the last member of the Angola Three still behind bars have failed to persuade a judge to exclude key witness testimony against him and to throw out his indictment in the killing of a prison guard in 1972. Judge William Carmichael Monday also ruled... more »
  • Randy Anny, wife plead not guilty to fraud, conspiracy Play Video

    September 3, 2015 12:49 PM

    SORRENTO - A Sorrento Council member and his wife pleaded not guilty to federal charges they illegally claimed thousands of dollars of Gulf oil spill recovery money. Randy Anny and his wife Barbara entered their pleas in federal court in Baton Rouge Thursday morning. They both face charges of... more »
  • Councilman, wife accused of making false oil spill claim

    August 6, 2015 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday which accuses Sorrento councilman Randy Anny and his wife Barbara of illegally claiming thousands of dollars of Gulf oil spill recovery money. U. S. Attorney Walt Green said Anny and his wife face federal charges of conspiracy and wire fraud.... more »
  • Livingston Parish man indicted in connection with 'sextortion' scheme Play Video

    August 4, 2015 4:15 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - A Livingston Parish man has been indicted based on accusations that he ran a "sextortion" scheme involving multiple children to obtain and distribute child pornography on an international scale. According to the Attorney General's Office, 25-year-old Matthew Walker was indicted Tuesday on charges of extortion,... more »
  • Faulty cancer tests led to indictment

    July 31, 2015 9:01 PM

    HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A former hospital employee was indicted by a federal grand jury who found he performed flawed genetic tests on 124 late-stage cancer patients and lied about it. Floyd Benko is charged with health care fraud and making false statements. The genetic tests help doctors formulate treatment... more »
  • Woman accused of pimping minors on internet

    July 22, 2015 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Attorneys unsealed a federal indictment Wednesday which accuses a Baton Rouge woman of trafficking a minor for sex. A federal grand jury indicted 36-year-old Kellie M. Dominique with sex trafficking of a minor, attempted sex trafficking of a minor, obstruction of justice and four... more »
  • Feds announce bust of violent drug ring in BR, Ascension

    July 2, 2015 2:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal authorities unsealed an indictment Thursday against 39 people who investigators claim were part of a "violent" drug trafficking network which used a daycare to store and distribute cocaine in the Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish areas. The indictments, part of " Operation Third World ,"... more »
  • Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

    June 8, 2015 11:44 AM

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer. The April 4 shooting was captured on video by a bystander and showed officer Michael Slager... more »
  • Blatter: Corruption cases shame, humiliate soccer

    May 28, 2015 12:01 PM

    ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he intends to help restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought "shame and humiliation" on the sport. Blatter spoke publicly for the first time since the corruption scandals broke Wednesday and threw FIFA into crisis ahead of Friday's... more »
  • St Bernard Parish president indicted: campaign finance

    May 6, 2015 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has been indicted on three counts each of perjury and of filing false campaign reports. The charges handed up Wednesday accuse him of using campaign donations to gamble in New Orleans-area casinos. Peralta testified for about two hours before the East... more »
  • Federal indictment details historic EBR drug seizure

    April 14, 2015 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. Attorneys unsealed a federal indictment Tuesday which listed nine arrests and an historic drug seizure for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, all part of an operation to take down what federal agents said was a drug trafficking networking in Louisiana and California. U.... more »
  • Man accused of molesting three juveniles over nine years

    April 10, 2015 4:15 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Assumption Parish authorities booked a man into the parish jail Friday after a grand jury indicted him for molesting three juveniles over a period of nine years. The grand jury returned three molestation indictments against Samuel F. Gonzales Jr., who is from Jefferson Parish, on April 8.... more »
  • Real estate heir Durst indicted on Louisiana firearm charges

    April 8, 2015 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prosecutor's spokesman says millionaire real estate heir Robert Durst has been indicted on two weapons charges from his March arrest in Louisiana. Chris Bowman of the Orleans Parish district attorney's office said Wednesday that a grand jury charged Durst with possession of a firearm by a... more »
  • Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

    March 27, 2015 4:58 PM

    ROME - Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case. The decision by the supreme Court of Cassation is the final ruling in the case, ending the long legal battle waged by Knox and co-defendant Raffaele... more »
  • New Orleans School Board member indicted

    March 6, 2015 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans school board member faces a federal charge in an alleged bribery scheme. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced the charge against Ira Thomas at a Friday news conference. Polite says the charge arises from a scheme involving a school system janitorial services contract. He added... more »
  • Last member of "Angola Three" indicted again

    February 12, 2015 1:37 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A grand jury in West Feliciana Parish returned a murder indictment Thursday against Albert Woodfox, a member of the "Angola Three", for the 1972 murder of a prison guard at Angola state prison. This is the third time Woodfox has been indicted for the murder of... more »
  • Nine charged in aptly named "Operation Hammer"

    January 26, 2015 11:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nine-person grand jury indictment was unsealed Monday, revealing the details of a case built against people accused or running a drug trafficking network across I-12. The case, nicknamed "Operation Hammer," targeted people from Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish. The investigation was part of the Organized... more »
  • Grand jury indicts Ohio man held in Capitol terror plot

    January 21, 2015 1:31 PM

    CINCINNATI - Federal authorities say a grand jury has indicted the 20-year-old Ohio man accused of plotting an attack at the U.S. Capitol. Justice Department officials and the FBI say the federal grand jury in Cincinnati has charged Christopher Lee Cornell with attempting to kill U.S. officials and employees, solicitation... more »
  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    December 22, 2014 11:02 AM

    BEIJING - Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. Prosecutors from Beijing's Dongcheng District say they indicted Jaycee Chan on Monday. If convicted, the... more »
  • Former 'Sons of Guns' star indicted on 3 counts of rape Play Video

    December 17, 2014 2:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Embattled "Sons of Guns" reality TV star Will Hayden was indicted on a total of three sex charges in East Baton Rouge Parish on Wednesday. Hayden was indicted for two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape in an East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Opelousas to protest Brown, Garner deaths Thursday

    December 16, 2014 2:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz will speak at a rally against grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York not to indict officers in the deaths of two black men. Guidroz tells The Daily World that he shares the horror many feel about the death on Staten... more »
  • Sharper, others face federal rape indictment

    December 12, 2014 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury has added drug charges to the state rape charges facing former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans announced Friday that Sharper now faces charges that he and a co-defendant - Brandon Licciardi - distributed three illegal... more »
  • Indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

    December 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    NEW YORK - At least 400 people are killed by police in the United States every year, but even when those deaths prompt public outrage, grand juries almost always decide that the officer hasn't committed a crime. But there are exceptions. Successful prosecutions generally involve officers who have lied about... more »
  • Justice Dept. to investigate NYC chokehold death

    December 3, 2014 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Justice Department official says the department will investigate the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday said federal authorities will investigate the... more »
  • Riots, fires in Ferguson following Brown decision

    November 25, 2014 2:10 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Fire and looting have overtaken several businesses after Ferguson protests turned violent. Multiple fires burned early Tuesday at local businesses, including at storage facility, auto parts stores and a beauty supply shop. An AP photographer saw firefighters arrive at one scene only to be turned back by... more »
  • Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    November 24, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. It's expected to meet... more »
  • Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities

    November 18, 2014 4:35 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has refused to quash two felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry on technicalities, ruling that the case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should continue. The governor's defense team had sought to have the proceedings dismissed, arguing that the special... more »
  • Officers fired, booked into jail Friday

    November 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two police officers indicted for malfeasance related to a sex incident at a Baton Rouge park have been fired and booked into the parish jail, BRPD said Friday. Until Friday morning, the officers had been on administrative leave. The pair, and a third officer no longer... more »
  • Police officers indicted with abuse of office

    November 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A grand jury indicted one former and two current Baton Rouge Police officers for abuse of office Wednesday following an investigation by the BRPD. The indictment accused Isaac Bolden, Travis Wheeler and Emerson Jackson of malfeasance for an incident back in February. District Attorney Hillar Moore... more »
  • Fired contractor: Indictment didn't disrupt case

    October 2, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The company whose $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled by Gov. Bobby Jindal says the indictment of Louisiana's former health secretary won't harm its ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit. Michael McKay, lawyer for Client Network Services Inc., says the charges against Bruce Greenstein don't undermine CNSI's claims that... more »
  • No indictment in Ohio Walmart shooting

    September 24, 2014 2:34 PM

    CINCINNATI- A special prosecutor says a grand jury found officers' actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier (PEEP'-my-er) said Wednesday the Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John... more »
  • Perry attorneys want indictment dismissed

    August 25, 2014 11:04 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are asking a judge to dismiss criminal charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. Perry's attorneys filed the motion Monday in district court in Austin. They say the law being used to... more »
  • Bourbon Street shooting suspect indicted

    August 21, 2014 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Accused Bourbon Street shooter Trung Le has been indicted in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on one count of manslaughter and one count of attempted murder for his alleged involvement in the June 29 gunfight that left one woman dead and several others injured. The 20-year-old Belle... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry assembles high-powered legal team

    August 19, 2014 2:43 AM

    AUSTIN, TX - Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry is fighting a criminal indictment with a team of high-powered attorneys with formidable records in big cases. But as the potential 2016 presidential candidate plans trips to Washington and New Hampshire this week to continue courting GOP voters, it's unclear how much... more »
  • 4 at slaughterhouse behind beef recall indicted

    August 18, 2014 5:43 PM

    PETALUMA, Calif. - A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at a Northern California slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle. The Petaluma-based slaughterhouse was at the center of massive beef recall earlier this year. The U.S. Department of... more »
  • Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power

    August 16, 2014 2:18 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he stands by his veto and called the indictment against him outrageous and an abuse of power Perry held a news conference Saturday afternoon, a day after a grand jury indicted the Republican on two felony counts of abuse of power for... more »
  • Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

    August 15, 2014 6:12 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor's accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused of Tigerland rapes

    July 31, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. The State Police Crime Lab linked Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez to the crimes with DNA evidence, according to BRPD. Garcia-Vazquez was indicted on... more »
  • Mansion raid suspect appears in another federal courtroom

    July 28, 2014 8:48 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - A man from Baton Rouge appeared before a federal judge Monday for an arraignment hearing related to his arrest and indictment in a smuggling case that spans multiple states and China. Tim Tran pleaded not guilty. A judge removed his ankle monitoring device and lifted his... more »
  • Attorney: Mansion raid was a big to-do about nothing Play Video

    July 17, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A federal magistrate judge blasted federal prosecutors Thursday over a multi-state synthetic drug investigation which stretched to China and resulted in the arrest of a local businessman. Tim Tran is accused of smuggling illegal substances from China in the making of synthetic marijuana. Magistrate Judge Stephen... more »

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