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  • Attorneys to appeal ex-councilman's conviction

    July 19, 2012 6:31 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish judge gives five years on probation to a former Tangipahoa Parish councilman convicted on two counts of malfeasance in office. The Advocate reports that Judge Bruce Bennett gave Petitto five years on each count, then suspended the sentence. The case stems from Petitto's... more »
  • La. high court upholds murder conviction

    July 5, 2012 6:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a woman in the shooting death of her live-in boyfriend in 2009. The Advocate reports that Mary Henderson Trahan was convicted of second-degree murder in Lafayette Parish in 2010 in the death of George Barbu. An... more »
  • Murder Conviction Reviewed

    March 6, 2012 8:53 AM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court will review an appellate court's ruling last year that overturned a Lafayette Parish jury's guilty verdict against Mary Henderson Trahan, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2009 shooting death of her boyfriend. The Advocate reports ( ) the high court last week granted... more »
  • Conviction, Sentence of Richwood's EX-Mayor Upheld

    December 13, 2011 5:59 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A state appeal court has upheld the conviction and sentence of former Richwood Mayor Ed Harris. Harris was convicted in 2010 of malfeasance in office after illegally writing more than $90,000 in checks to himself and other employees during the last hours of his administration. Harris... more »
  • 4th Marijuana Conviction Lands Life Sentence

    May 6, 2011 7:50 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - After getting probation three times for marijuana convictions in New Orleans, a man moved out of the city - and landed a life prison sentence the fourth time around. Cornell Hood II was sentenced Thursday in Covington as a repeat offender following his conviction on a... more »
  • Ex-lawmaker asks judge to toss conviction

    January 25, 2011 3:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana lawmaker who pleaded guilty to helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money claims one of his attorneys instructed him to falsify records to fool federal authorities. Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd is asking a judge to throw out his conviction because he allegedly... more »
  • Conviction, sentence upheld in La. murder case

    January 6, 2011 9:39 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles has upheld the conviction and sentence of a Natchitoches Parish man on charges of second-degree murder and attempted-second degree murder. 24-year-old David G. Sarpy of Melrose was convicted of the June 2005 murder of Timothy Mitchell... more »
  • Marinello Conviction Upheld

    October 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The murder conviction of former New Orleans radio and television personality Vince Marinello has been upheld by a state appeals court. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles released the decision Wednesday morning. The 73-year-old Marinello was convicted in 2008 of second-degree murder for... more »
  • Manslaughter Conviction Stands

    June 10, 2010 9:24 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld the manslaughter charge and sentence imposed on Daniel Pegues, who was accused of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy. Pegues -- found guilty Jan. 17, 2009, in the shooting death of Calcasieu Deputy Alan Inzer -- argued... more »
  • Feds join civil suit against Dr. Patel

    November 24, 2009 3:04 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The federal government has intervened in a civil lawsuit against a Lafayette cardiologist convicted of charges he performed medically unnecessary heart procedures. Dr. Mehmood Patel was sentenced in June to 10 years in prison for his conviction on 51 counts of health care fraud. He is... more »

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