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  • Ex-NFL Players Sue League in Louisiana Over Concussions

    February 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    Nearly a dozen former NFL players living in Louisiana have sued the NFL, the latest players to accuse the league of failing to protect players from the risks associated with concussions. Several former New Orleans Saints players, including John Fourcade, are among the 11 ex-players named as plaintiffs in the... more »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Former Opelousas Council Member/Teacher Sentenced for Child Porn

    December 1, 2010 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - After receiving a 14-year prison sentence on a child pornography charge, Larry Caillier II told a federal judge that he was innocent and that his attorneys had persuaded him to accept a plea deal. Caillier, a former Opelousas High School teacher, was accused of receiving a... more »
  • Ex-New Orleans tech chief pleads guilty

    November 1, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans pleaded guilty Monday in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said brought him more than $860,000 in bribes and kickbacks, paid by a businessman to whom he allegedly steered $4 million in city contracts. Greg Meffert, at... more »
  • Trial starts for Avoyelles ex-sheriff

    October 26, 2010 10:19 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The federal conspiracy trial of former Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Bill Belt and his wife and sister is under way. Bill and Tracy Belt are accused of pocketing profits from jailhouse telephones; Julie Bernard is charged with lying to the FBI. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell is... more »
  • Ex-Mandeville mayor violated ethics laws

    October 15, 2010 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state ethics board has decided that former Mandeville Mayor Eddie Price violated state ethics laws by accepting golf and hunting trips and other gifts from companies seeking contracts and permits from the city. The board did not fine Price for the infractions, however, taking... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    October 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
  • Ex-Cop's Trial in Stun Gun Death to Start Monday

    October 10, 2010 6:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of a former Winnfield police officer accused of killing a handcuffed prisoner by repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun is set to begin on Monday. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron... more »
  • Waterproof's ex-top cop faces corruption charges

    September 27, 2010 9:18 PM

    ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - Former Waterproof police chief Miles Jenkins faces trial on felony corruption charges and sentencing on unrelated assault charges within two days next month. Jenkins was convicted last week of hitting a woman he pulled over for speeding and the Tensas Parish sheriff's deputy who came... more »
  • Ex-Cop Pleads 'no contest' in Brutality Case

    September 23, 2010 4:38 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Rather than face trial for malfeasance in office, a former Eunice Police officer has entered a plea of no contest. Twenty-eight-year-old Micah C.Z. Arceneaux had been scheduled to go on trial later this week on charges of malfeasance and aggravated battery. His no contest plea, while... more »
  • Ex-cop pleads 'no contest' in brutality case

    September 22, 2010 9:03 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Rather than face trial for malfeasance in office, a former Eunice Police officer has entered a plea of no contest. Twenty-eight-year-old Micah C.Z. Arceneaux had been scheduled to go on trial later this week on charges of malfeasance and aggravated battery. His no contest plea, while... more »
  • Ex-judge gets prison in bribery scheme

    September 9, 2010 9:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former state judge has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme to allow inmates to get out of jail without paying any bond money. Sixty-two-year-old Wayne Cresap, who sat in St. Bernard Parish, also was ordered Thursday to... more »
  • Ex-Caddo Parish juvenile detention worker arrested

    September 7, 2010 9:13 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A former employee at the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center is accused of battering an inmate. Sheriff Steve Prator said Tuesday that 56-year-old Dale Smith of Shreveport was issued a summons for simple battery following an investigation by sheriff's Detective Jackie Winston and a review by the... more »
  • Ex-Iberia Parish Sheriff, Company Facing Fine

    August 31, 2010 7:22 AM

    Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert and the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports a bill of information filed... more »
  • Ex-FEMA Chief Plans Live Broadcasts in New Orleans

    August 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    DENVER (AP) - Former FEMA Director Michael Brown is taking his Denver radio show on the road for live broadcasts from New Orleans in advance of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Brown will broadcast his political talk show that airs on KOA-AM Wednesday and Thursday evening. The fifth anniversary... more »
  • Ex-Army Sergeant Charged With Bribery

    August 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been indicted on charges of bribery and theft in an alleged plot to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. A three-count indictment was returned Tuesday against 26-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo, 26, of Marrero, La.... more »
  • Ex-Gretna Council Member Gets 17 Years in Prison

    August 23, 2010 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Gretna city council member who was convicted of taking money for his support of zoning variances has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. In April, a federal jury convicted 48-year-old Jonathan Bolar of charges that included extortion, wire fraud and failing to file... more »
  • Ex-state Sen. Charles Jones convicted in tax case

    August 23, 2010 5:20 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A federal jury on Monday found former state Sen. Charles D. Jones guilty of tax evasion and other tax charges. Jurors took about three hours before convicting Jones, 60, of Monroe, of filing two false tax returns and one count of tax evasion. Jones, who's also... more »
  • Ex-Legislative Fiscal Officer Cleared

    August 22, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A panel of ethics judges has dismissed charges that a former legislative fiscal officer improperly received retroactive compensation six years ago. Johnny Rombach, the Legislature's top financial analyst for 16 years, resigned as head of the fiscal office in 2004 amid accusations that he had... more »
  • Obama's ex-social secretary named publishing CEO

    August 10, 2010 9:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, who resigned after an uninvited couple crashed a state dinner, was named Tuesday as chief executive officer at Johnson Publishing Company Inc. The Chicago-based company, which publishes Ebony and Jet magazines, is the largest black-owned and -operated publisher. Rogers, 51,... more »
  • No bond for ex-cop accused in bridge shootings

    August 3, 2010 9:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday that a former New Orleans police officer accused of shooting two unarmed men days after Hurricane Katrina cannot be released before trial because he is dangerous and a flight risk. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore ordered Robert Faulcon, one of four defendants... more »
  • NJ Man Indicted in Death of Ex-'Idol' Contestant

    July 10, 2010 4:34 PM

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man has been indicted in the hit-and-run death of a former "American Idol" contestant whose angry rejection rant became an Internet sensation. Ocean County prosecutors say Alexis Cohen was killed in Seaside Heights on July 25, 2009, when she was struck by... more »
  • Ex-FEMA Director Could Help BP Out of its Disaster

    June 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - James Lee Witt, America's go-to guy for disaster response, knows how to take an unpopular organization and turn it around. If BP hires the former Federal Emergency Management Agency director to help with community relations, it could further a makeover of the oil giant's Gulf Coast image.... more »
  • Ex-Pharmacist Gets Prison for Prescription Scam

    June 25, 2010 9:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former pharmacist who pleaded guilty to filling fraudulent prescriptions for an illegal Internet drug company has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Fifty-six--year-old Paul Williams owned the Grand Couteau Prescription Shoppe in his hometown, Grand Couteau. Federal prosecutors said a Panamanian company paid Williams... more »
  • Mexico Seeks Extradition of Ex-'Survivor' Producer

    June 23, 2010 9:55 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has formally requested the extradition of American reality TV producer Bruce Beresford-Redman on charges of killing his wife at a Cancun resort, an official said Wednesday. The Foreign Relations Department official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on... more »
  • Ex-Claims Adjuster Sentenced

    June 3, 2010 7:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former claims adjuster to 46 months in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 from a worker's compensation group in Lafayette. The U.S. Attorney's Office charged 36-year-old Edward Paul Verdin, of Franklin, with mail fraud and money laundering in December 2009. He... more »
  • Ex-prison Enterprises Official Sentenced

    May 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former director of Louisiana Prison Enterprises has been sentenced to five months in federal prison for witness tampering in a prison corruption investigation. James H. Leslie, 58, also was sentenced Wednesday to five months of home detention and fined $10,000 by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Ex-state Worker Pleads Guilty

    May 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former state social service worker has pleaded guilty in connection with a federal food stamp fraud investigation that has resulted in charges against 13 people. Andrea Broussard admitted Wednesday in Lafayette to fraudulently obtaining $345 in federal disaster assistance in 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and... more »
  • Serviceman Accused of Killing Bride's Ex-Husband

    May 11, 2010 10:28 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old U.S. Air Force serviceman is being held without bond in Opelousas following the shooting death of his bride's ex-husband. Jason Rolls, of Fort Dix, N.J., has been booked with manslaughter in the death of 32-year-old Michael Hall, a Krotz Springs firefighter shot and killed... more »
  • Ex-Saint Grant Gets Probation in Ga. Club Fight

    May 11, 2010 10:13 AM

    BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Charles Grant, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for his involvement in a nightclub fight that killed a pregnant woman, pleaded no contest to a charge of affray and was sentenced to probation. Assistant District Attorney Ron Smith says Grant... more »

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