Fred Heebe has filed a lawsuit alleging that evidence points "unmistakably in the direction" of the First Assistant United States Attorney Jan Maselli Mann.
The suit claims that Mann, the Chief of the Criminal Division, used the name "eweman" to post comments on nola.com.
The same allegations led to veteran prosecutor Sal Perricone resigning from the office.
Former prosecutor - now defense attorney - Chick Foret says, "I used the term that when Perricone happened that was a nuclear event, I'm afraid today we have another mushroom cloud."
Letten's office said this morning they still hadn't seen the suit and could not comment on it yet.
Click here for more on Perricone's resignation and background...
Heebe employed an expert to examine the comments made on on-line articles. The forensic analyst then linked Perricone to the blogger name Henry L. Mencken1951. Those allegations eventually led to, not only Perricone quitting, but an investigation from the Department of Justice.
Here are some of the comments eweman posted on stories about Dominick Fazzio, a man indicted for allegedly defrauding a New Orleans Construction company of more than a million dollars:
Fazzio is certainly entitled to take his chances at trial just as his predecessors Renee Gill Pratt, Mose Jefferson, Mark St. Pierre etc did. Federal jurors seem to always find the prosecutors have done the right thing and proven their cases beyond doubt. It's a pity if Fazzio is taking this route at the urging of his bosses and their minions. Sounds like he could cut his losses. Does anyone see a pattern here? Fazzio worked for Al Copeland and now Heebe/Ward? Birds of a feather....
Like Renee Gill Pratt and Mose Jefferson and Mark St Pierre did, Fazzio is certainly entitled to take his best shot at beating the odds for conviction. The juries in federal court seem to uniformly find that the prosecutors are doing the right thing and proving their cases beyond doubt. Too bad for Fazzio if he is only taking this route because he's afraid of his boss. Does anyone see a pattern here? He used to work for Al Copeland and now he works for Fred Heebe/Jim Ward? Birds of a feather....
Luckily Mr. High Profile attorney won't be able to put the fix in in federal court for Fazzio like he did for Cinel in Orleans Parish. Lemann actually referred to himself as a Dragon Slayer in his book - you got to be kidding. This guy looks like Boss Hog and hasn't looked at a law book since he left school. He's better than those last 3 jokers but couldn't you have come up with somebody better on the 2nd try Fazz?