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  • Romero Sticks to Claims Against DA, Despite AG's Findings of "No Wrongdoing"

    April 18, 2012 10:38 PM

    The conflict between Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero and the District Attorney's Office continues, even after the Attorney General found no wrong-doing by the DA's office. Romero made two allegations against the DA's office. The first is that the DA is fraudulently paying for its employee's health insurance... more »
  • LA Attorney General Bars N.O. from Railroad Money

    March 27, 2011 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that the city had no `claim' or right to any `surplus' revenue from public railroad entity. The... more »
  • AG Caldwell to switch to the GOP

    February 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
  • Holder honors first black La. high court justice

    November 11, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The nation's first black attorney general has visited New Orleans to pay tribute to the Louisiana Supreme Court's first black justice. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday at Dillard University's dedication of a mock trial center named after Justice Revius Ortique Jr., who died in 2008... more »
  • La. Attorney General sues drug companies over inflated costs

    November 1, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is alleging that 18 drug companies inflated drug costs Louisiana paid through the Medicaid program by hundreds of millions of dollars. Caldwell said Monday that he filed a lawsuit on Oct. 28 against the companies in state court in Baton... more »
  • Attorney General is getting $5 million from BP grant

    June 1, 2010 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is getting $5 million from the block grant aid given to Louisiana by oil giant BP for response to the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC gave Louisiana a $25 million grant for cleanup and response efforts. Gov.... more »
  • LA Attorney General Asking to Boost His Budget For Lawsuits Over Oil Spill

    May 28, 2010 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking state lawmakers to boost his budget by $27 million over two years and to broaden his authority to hire outside attorneys so he can prepare for a lawsuit over the Gulf oil spill. Caldwell has yet to say who... more »
  • Attorney General: State Willing to Sue

    May 24, 2010 9:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top lawyer is urging the federal government to approve construction of sand barriers to protect wetlands from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is threatening to sue over what he calls "petty jurisdictional concerns" of the U.S. Army Corps of... more »
  • Louisiana Attorney Drafts Letter Opposing Health Care Reform

    March 26, 2010 3:47 PM

    As Attorney General, I am duty bound by my oath of office to pursue a request by the Governor of the state of Louisiana for legal assistance, so long as it has substantial legal merit. To save Louisiana the potential expense of filing a separate suit regarding... more »
  • LA Black Lawmakers Appalled By Attorney General Decision

    March 26, 2010 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's black state lawmakers say they are "appalled" by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's decision to join the lawsuit against the federal government over the newly passed health care overhaul. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a statement Friday calling the lawsuit frivolous and saying it... more »
  • Attorney General No Decision On Health Care

    March 22, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Democratic attorney general hasn't decided whether he'll challenge the congressional health care legislation approved this weekend. In a statement, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Monday that he's got his top staff researching the issue and he's conferring with other attorneys general around the country.... more »
  • Ponchatoula Man Arrested for Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    November 19, 2009 11:51 AM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »
  • Price gouging statute in effect during State of Emergency

    November 9, 2009 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Governor Bobby Jindal's state of emergency declaration during Tropical storm Ida also puts into effect Louisiana's price gouging law. Some residents in the southern most parts of the state may have to evacuate as the storm approaches. As residents heed the warnings to fill up their cars... more »
  • State Crime Labs Awarded $2.4 Million in Grant Money

    October 8, 2009 2:04 PM

    Attorney General Caldwell: Grant Will Help Us As We Seek Justice for Victims of Crime WASHINGTON-Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Louisiana State Police has been awarded two grants totaling $2,481,416 from the Department of Justice to improve its crime labs and reduce the backlog of forensic... more »

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