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  • 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 »
  • Death penalty sought for 4 of 5 triple murder suspects

    December 18, 2012 11:44 AM

    GONZALES - Prosecutors announced today they intend to seek the death penalty against four of the five people accused of killing an Ascension Parish couple and their son. Prosecutors said they would not seek the death penalty for Devon James, who pleaded not guilty to the killings earlier this... more »
  • Federal prosecutor withdraws from landfill case

    December 12, 2012 10:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal prosecutor has withdrawn from the case against a landfill executive charged with plotting to defraud a construction management company. A lawyer for River Birch executive Dominick Fazzio had asked a judge to recuse Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Kennedy from the case, claiming Kennedy failed to... more »
  • US names investigator in Danziger case

    December 6, 2012 12:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has appointed a veteran prosecutor to investigate allegations that the U.S. attorney's office conducted a smear campaign and leaked information to news organizations during the case against police officers accused of deadly shootings at a bridge shortly after Hurricane Katrina. John Horn, first assistant... more »
  • Petraeus case shows FBI's authority to read email

    November 12, 2012 4:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents to examine emails and computer records if they believe a crime was committed. With subpoenas and warrants, the FBI and other... more »
  • Landfill owner: 2nd prosecutor made online posts

    November 2, 2012 12:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A south Louisiana landfill owner charges in a lawsuit that a second federal prosecutor defamed him in anonymous online posts. Fred Heebe of New Orleans makes the allegation against Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Maselli Mann in a lawsuit filed Friday in state court. Sal Perricone (PEHR' ih... more »
  • Landfill owner's defamation suit gets new judge

    October 31, 2012 12:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has disqualified herself from presiding over a landfill owner's defamation lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor who resigned after acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan recused herself from the case Tuesday... more »
  • Other crimes to be introduced at Michael Louding's trial Play Video

    October 9, 2012 4:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Other crimes allegedly committed by accused murderer Michael Louding will be introduced at his trial in March. State District Judge Trudy White made the ruling today, allowing the crimes to be introduced at trial. "We could use the other crimes, also called 4B evidence, in the... more »
  • Prosecutor quits amid scandal over web posts

    March 20, 2012 10:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal prosecutor has resigned from U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office after recently acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a New Orleans newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases on which he worked. Letten's office announced the resignation of Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone in a news... more »
  • Prosecutor: School shooter chose random victims

    February 28, 2012 3:19 PM

    CHARDON, Ohio - A prosecutor says the 17-year-old suspect in a fatal Ohio school shooting didn't know his victims and chose them randomly. Prosecutor David Joyce said at Tuesday's hearing in Chardon, Ohio, that suspect T.J. Lane admitted firing 10 shots at Chardon High School. At the hearing, Judge Timothy... more »
  • Prosecutor Wants Jail Time for Lindsay Lohan

    October 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    On Wednesday, a prosecutor is expected to recommend jail time for actress Lindsay Lohan for violating her probation in a theft case. The Los Angeles City Attorney's office says the recommendation is based on Lohan's termination from a woman's shelter where she was doing community service. Lohan goes to court... more »
  • Jefferson, Johns case going before grand jury Wednesday

    September 19, 2011 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Prosecutor Hillar Moore said today a grand jury will hear the battery case against two suspended LSU football players on Wednesday. Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns surrendered Aug. 26 to charges of second-degree battery in connection with a brawl outside a bar south of the LSU... more »
  • Prosecutors: Drop some or all Strauss-Kahn charges

    August 22, 2011 3:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped. The filing in the sexual assault case against the former International Monetary Fund leader was not immediately made public and details weren't releasedNEW YORK - Prosecutors in New... more »
  • Prosecutor seeks exam for suspect in 4 killings

    August 14, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutor is asking a state judge to appoint a psychiatrist to examine accused killer Trucko Stampley to help determine his mental competency. Prosecutor Darwin Miller also is asking that all defense records relating to the issue of mental competency be provided to... more »
  • Prosecutors rest bribery case against Nelson

    June 20, 2011 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors rested their case against former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson today in Baton Rouge. Defense attorney Page Pate said he will call several witnesses this afternoon, and expects to rest his case tomorrow. Nelson is accused of taking bribes during an FBI sting operation.... more »
  • Defense attorney questions witness in Nelson trial

    June 14, 2011 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The defense had a chance to cross-examine prosecutor's star witness in former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson's bribery trial today. Attorney Page Pate questioned William Myles about the FBI's tactics during their undercover investigation of Nelson. Myles posed as a corrupt businessman trying to sell local... more »
  • Former broker accused of swindling almost $1M from clients

    January 28, 2011 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Federal authorities in New Orleans accused a former stock broker today of stealing almost a million dollars from his clients. Michael Wooton, 45, of Metairie was charged in federal court with mail fraud, according to U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. Prosecutors claim that starting in 2006, Wooton... more »
  • Prosecutors rest in Katrina police shooting trial

    November 23, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial for five current or former New Orleans police officers charged in a man's fatal shooting and burning of his body after Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday marked the trial's seventh day. About five more days of testimony by defense witnesses... more »
  • Plea expected in case involving ex-NOLA tech chief

    November 1, 2010 3:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors will hold a news conference at 4 p.m. Monday to discuss a public corruption case that reportedly involves former New Orleans technology chief Greg Meffert and his wife. The New Orleans Times Picayune cites unidentified sources saying Meffert has agreed in principle to a deal... more »
  • Fired Bossier City police officer regains his job

    February 5, 2010 7:24 AM

    The Bossier City Civil Service Board reinstated an officer fired for accusing an arrested prosecutor of threatening his job, but suspended him without pay for 90 days. The board says Phillip Vernon's suspension began Dec. 3 - the day Police Chief Mike Halphen fired him for allegedly filing a false... more »
  • Ex-cop, former asst. prosecutor plead guilty to bribery charges

    October 30, 2009 11:20 AM

    Former assistant city prosecutor Flitcher Bell and former Baton Rouge police officer Darrell Johnson pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges Friday in Baton Rouge. Another officer, Leonard Jackson, is scheduled to be arraigned next week. Investigators say the men dismissed cases in City Court for money. Bell resigned... more »

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