Criminal law

Chris Miller
November 16, 2017 - 1:21 pm
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro says his office is pursuing the death penalty for accused cop-killer Darren Bridges. A grand jury indicted Bridges today on charges of first degree murder in the death of New Orleans Police Office Marcus McNeil. "Under Louisiana law, the penalty for first-degree...
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November 15, 2017 - 9:01 am
A Baton Rouge attorney has been arrested for the second time in as many months on child pornography charges. 36-year-old Victor Loraso, who lives in Covington, is charged with 20 different counts involving possession and distribution of sexual abuse images or videos of minors. Last month, Loraso...
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November 14, 2017 - 3:17 pm
(AP) - A Louisiana man who has spent nearly 50 years in prison will be freed after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson set Wilbert Jones' bail at $2,000 after hearing arguments from defense attorneys and prosecutors in...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:20 am
(AP) _ A Louisiana man could be freed after nearly 50 years in prison for a rape conviction recently thrown out by a judge who concluded authorities withheld evidence. State District Court Judge Richard Anderson overturned Wilbert Jones' conviction on Oct. 31, saying the case against him was ``weak...
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November 11, 2017 - 7:48 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted a New Orleans woman for her role in a $3.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. The U.S. Department of Justice says 61-year-old Sandra Parkman was found guilty of one count each of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to pay and receive...
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September 12, 2017 - 4:22 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana prosecutor says a 32-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in 2011. District Attorney Warren Montgomery said in a news release Tuesday that Lance Grandison, of Franklinton, was sentenced last week. He says Grandison knew the girl's family...
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September 07, 2017 - 9:14 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A watchdog group claims New Orleans bail companies routinely charge illegally excessive premiums for people to get released from the city's jail. A complaint filed Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center estimates New Orleans bail companies collectively have overcharged...
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September 07, 2017 - 12:48 pm
(AP) _ A Louisiana appeals court is considering the case of a man serving a 60-year-sentence for his role in a deadly 2014 gunfight that left a bystander dead on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. Trung Le (lee) was convicted in 2016 on charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the gunbattle...
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