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Orleans Parish

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  • The Jefferson Clan

    The Jefferson Clan
    The federal trial continues for Renee Gill-Pratt, a former New Orleans City Council President, who allegedly stole federal and state funds appropriated for sham non-profits. Meanwhile, the bogus charities were run by former U.S. Congressman Bill...
  • Jury Convicts Defendant Of 2005 Murder After Judge Finds Co-defendant Not Guilty

    Jury Convicts Defendant Of 2005 Murder After Judge Finds Co-defendant Not Guilty
    The District Attorney's office convicted Marcus Pleasant, 23, of the second-degree murder of Alyssa Kovash. Late Thursday, a unanimous jury found the defendant guilty-as-charged in the 2005 homicide. In April of 2005, the victim and a friend were...
  • 1 Shooting Victim Dead, Four Others Shot in Lower Garden District

    1 Shooting Victim Dead, Four Others Shot in Lower Garden District
    8:09PM UPDATE: The 19-year-old man that died was identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as Lewis Cook. -------------------- 6:10PM UPDATE: 3-month-old shooting victim London Meyers was shot in the leg, the bullet "went straight through...
  • Pizza Man Blinded by Bleach Gets Help

    Pizza Man Blinded by Bleach Gets Help
    A Domino's pizza worker is recovering after he was literally robbed blind earlier this month. He was delivering a pie when things took a nasty turn and now his company is stepping up to help. The Domino's driver pulled up to drop off a pizza in...
  • District Attorney Requests That Judges Consider Increasing the Size of the Jury Pool

    District Attorney Requests That Judges Consider Increasing the Size of the Jury Pool
    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro sent a letter to Judge Terry Alarcon, the Chief Judge of the Criminal District Court, requesting that the judges consider increasing the size of the jury pool at their next en banc meeting.  This request comes a week...
  • Assistant District Attorney Convicts Defendant of Manslaughter Then Promptly Leaves Court to Pick Up Family Members for His Wedding

       Assistant District Attorney Convicts Defendant of Manslaughter Then Promptly Leaves Court to Pick Up Family Members for His Wedding
    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office convicted Michael Curtis and Demond Solomon of manslaughter late Wednesday evening.  In 2011, Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras has presided over seven jury trials and is on pace to far surpass...
  • Man Found Gunned Down On Mazant Street

    Man Found Gunned Down On Mazant Street
    Murder Investigation Members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating the apparent shooting death of a 30-year-old local male whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members. The offense occurred at approximately 8:25 P....
  • Six Victims Gunned Down Over Weekend Identified

    Six Victims Gunned Down Over Weekend Identified
    The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified the six people were fatally shot over the weekend. Eric Remee, 17-years-old Terrance Dennis, 18-years-old Christopher Jupiter, 29-years-old Sean Simmons, 27-years-old Little John Haynes, 21-years-...
  • New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge

    New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge
    QUINCY L. JYNES, age 22, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty yesterday in federal court before U. S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. According...
  • New Orleans Grand Jury Indictments

    New Orleans Grand Jury Indictments
    On Thursday, September 2, 2010, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the following indictments from the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a True Bill indicting Christopher Lee, 20, and Joshua Lee, 19, for one count each of Second...
  • District Attorney's Office Obtains Manslaughter Plea in Murder Case in Less Than Six Months of Killing

    District Attorney's Office Obtains Manslaughter Plea in Murder Case in Less Than Six Months of Killing
    District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the conviction of Robere Nguyen Monday afternoon. The defendant pled guilty to Manslaughter for killing Michael Nguyen (n.b. the victim and the defendant were not related) on February 26,2010, in New...