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Apr 11, 2014 5:50 AM by AP

Under court order, newspaper turns over info

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans news organization has complied with a court order that it turns over information about online commenters for private review by a federal magistrate.

The material was turned over Thursday. The court order came in the case of Stacey Jackson, the former executive director of New Orleans Affordable Housing. Jackson is accused of taking kickbacks from contractors for the agency.

As part of her defense, she is seeking information on whether federal prosecutors were among those making anonymous comments about her on NOLA.com/The Times Picayune.

The newspaper's lawyer said the paper disagrees with the ruling but submitted the materials while it continues to appeal.

 

 

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