Recent News About Orleans Parish District Attorney
NEW ORLEANS (Louisiana Record) — Longtime Covington attorney and former Orleans Parish assistant district attorney Alan B. Tusa has agreed to a public reprimand following a May 20 Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding and an office of disciplinary counsel (ODC) investigation.
The executive director of Silence is Violence has applauded a federal judge for allowing a lawsuit to move forward against the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office, which allegedly used fake subpoenas to intimidate victims and witnesses into meeting with investigators and other officials.
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ACLU applauds lawsuit against Orleans Parish District Attorney's office for allegedly issuing fake subpoenas
A judge is permitting a federal lawsuit alleging the use of fake subpoenas by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's office to go forward.
NEW ORLEANS – A woman claiming that she was injured when a cabinet fell and struck her on the head is suing the owners of the property where the incident took place.
A 38-year-old former payroll and accounts payable supervisor gave up her appeal rights when she entered a guilty plea this month following allegations she used an elaborate scheme to steal about $116,000 from the Louisiana Supreme Court, her attorney said during a recent interview.
A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the District Attorney of Orleans Parish and others alleges that prosecutors unlawfully arrest, imprison and coerce crime victims and witnesses.
ACLU becomes second civil rights group to sue Orleans Parish district attorney over 'false subpoenas'
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) recently filed suit against Leon Cannizzaro, Orleans Parish district attorney, after his office allegedly sent “false subpoenas” to witnesses to coerce them to testify in court.
A suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against New Orleans’ criminal prosecutor seeks the names and state bar association numbers of attorneys who may have sent out fake subpoenas.
Now that top prosecutors at two parishes known to have been issuing “fake subpoenas” have vowed to end the practice, James Williams, a New Orleans city councilman, has said it’s time to take a real assessment of all the damage.
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans City Councilman Jason Williams thinks the bar association might launch a probe into a district attorney's office's practice of issuing “fake” subpoenas to potential witnesses in cases it is prosecuting.
NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana appeals court recently set aside a life sentence for an African-American man convicted of stealing $15 from a parked vehicle; and at least one attorney in the state agrees the punishment didn't fit the crime.