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  • Estrade pleads guilty to threatening Letten's life

    November 4, 2013 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before a jury could be selected for his trial, a Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he threatened to murder former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of Letten's family. 56-year-old Gerald P. Estrade entered the plea Monday before U.S. District Judge James... more »
  • Letten "weighing options" on future, mum on cases

    January 15, 2013 2:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future. Letten also said he is optimistic that New Orleans officials and the Justice Department will work together to improve the city's troubled police department, despite... more »
  • US Attorney resigns during probe of online posts

    December 6, 2012 10:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Jim Letten is resigning while the Justice Department investigates alleged misconduct by two of the top deputies in his New Orleans office. The nation's longest-serving U.S. attorney announced his resignation Thursday at a news conference. Two prosecutors who served as supervisors under Letten are targets... more »

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