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  • Cosby admission wouldn't have aided prosecutor

    July 7, 2015 2:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A former prosecutor says he wouldn't have been able to bring charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 even if the entertainer had told his investigators the same thing he said during a lawsuit. Court documents unsealed Monday in Philadelphia reveal Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with... more »
  • 18-count federal indictment against ex-St. Tammany DA

    April 23, 2015 6:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says a former southeast Louisiana prosecutor is accused of using at least $100,000 from his campaign fund on personal expenses including flowers, dinners and payments to his son. An 18-count indictment charges Walter Reed with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and... more »
  • Pistorius: Prosecutor counters witness objectivity

    July 7, 2014 3:52 AM

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has challenged the credibility of a physician who testified that the athlete has an anxious nature linked to his disability. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said Monday that the defense witness, physician Wayne Derman, could not be objective... more »
  • Report shows prosecutor pushing Sandusky charges

    June 24, 2014 2:14 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - A new report shows a prosecutor heading the Jerry Sandusky child molestation investigation sought to have him charged in 2010 but her higher-ups felt the single victim at that time wasn't enough. The finding was included in a report issued Monday that detailed the handling of the... more »
  • GOP's point man on Benghazi is seasoned prosecutor

    May 7, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republicans' newest point man on the Benghazi attack, congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, is a seasoned prosecutor determined to apply his courtroom skills to an election-year examination of the Obama administration. The two-term congressman will lead a special select committee investigating the events surrounding the... more »
  • NAACP calls for prosecutor's firing after comments

    July 26, 2013 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the NAACP called on the district attorney's office to fire a prosecutor in East Baton Rouge accused of making racist comments related to the Trayvon Martin killing. Members of the Baton Rouge NAACP chapter met with District Attorney Hillar Moore before making their statements.... more »
  • NAACP will meet with D.A. about racial comments

    July 25, 2013 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The NAACP is planning to meet with District Attorney Hillar Moore Friday morning to discuss recent issues of people in positions of power making racial comments. One of the issues: comments made by an assistant district attorney at the courthouse in downtown recently. The prosecutor is on... more »
  • Prosecutor on leave after comments about African American kids

    July 22, 2013 11:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An assistant district attorney is on leave while the office investigates potentially racial comments he made at the courthouse in downtown. The prosecutor, whose name was not released, was overheard making fun of the names of African American children. The discussion happened amid a debate about race... more »
  • Prosecutor: Conn. man's arrest linked to Hernandez

    June 27, 2013 10:25 AM

    BRISTOL, Conn. - A prosecutor says the arrest of a Connecticut man is linked to the murder investigation involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski says 27-year-old Carlos Ortiz was charged as a fugitive from justice and has waived extradition to Massachusetts. Prison... more »
  • Prosecutor: Zimmerman killed teen 'because he wanted to'

    June 24, 2013 2:17 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - A Florida prosecutor is hoping that George Zimmerman's own words will show that he's guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Prosecutor John Guy began his opening statement today by repeating the words that Zimmerman was heard using to a police dispatcher as... more »
  • Texas wife of ex-judge charged with capital murder

    April 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - The wife of a former judge is charged with capital murder in connection with the slayings of a North Texas district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor. The charge Wednesday against Kim Lene Williams is the latest twist in an investigation that had recently focused on... more »
  • Extra security after Texas prosecutor, wife shot

    April 1, 2013 1:12 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Deputies have been escorting some county employees into the courthouse today in Kaufman County, Texas. The extra security is in place two days after the county's district attorney and his wife were found shot to death in their home. The shooting came two months after an assistant... more »
  • Texas prosecutors on high alert after DA's killing

    April 1, 2013 8:20 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas- Law enforcement is beefing up security for prosecutors in Texas following the killing of a district attorney and his wife. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were found shot to death Saturday in their home near Forney, about 20 miles east of Dallas. Their... more »
  • Texas prosecutor's slaying rattles colleagues

    February 1, 2013 2:56 AM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - Some prosecutors say the fatal shooting of a Dallas-area prosecutor is disturbing for all those trying to protect the public from criminals and their misdeeds. That's after a masked gunman confronted Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse of Kaufman County in a parking lot and shot him multiple... more »
  • Prosecutor defends actions in Swartz hacker case

    January 17, 2013 3:28 PM

    BOSTON - A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office's handling of a hacking case against him. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says Aaron Swartz's family has suffered a "horrible tragedy" and that... more »
  • Man sues N.O. prosecutors over withheld evidence

    January 10, 2013 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man whose convictions on charges he killed five people at a 1995 party were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court last year is suing the New Orleans district attorney's office. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday on Juan Smith's behalf accuses prosecutors of concealing evidence from defense... more »
  • Union: Prosecutor's posts taint police reforms

    January 4, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A group representing rank-and-file New Orleans police officers says a scandal spawned by a federal prosecutor's anonymous posts on a newspaper's website has poisoned a sweeping agreement to clean up the city's troubled police department. A court filing Friday by the Police Association of New Orleans urges... more »

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