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  • N.O. cop to be sentenced for lying about shooting

    April 11, 2012 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer is facing prison time when a judge sentences him for lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance. Mitchell's... more »
  • Rig manager pleads guilty to lying about tests

    April 6, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about testing on a key safety device. Forty-nine-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his... more »
  • Rig manager charged with lying to feds about tests

    February 29, 2012 10:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Mississippi man who worked as manager on a drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico directed rig workers to falsify testing on a key safety device. A court filing Tuesday in New Orleans charges 49-year-old Donald Hudson, of Walnut Grove, Miss., with... more »
  • Parents convicted of lying to help killer son

    September 20, 2011 10:45 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles couple will spend years behind bars for lying to police about a teenage son's part in a drive-by shooting that killed a 14-year-old girl in 2009. Forty-four-year-old Nina Lambert Newton and 48-year-old Rodney Bernard Newton were convicted in May of accessory after... more »
  • N.O. cop who admitted lying to grand jury retires

    December 6, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant who admitted lying to the grand jury probing a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina has retired from the department. Cmdr. Bob Young says Sgt. Purnella Simmons - a 29-year veteran - retired Monday, but no reason was given for her... more »
  • New Orleans officer admits lying to grand jury

    November 19, 2010 10:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant testified Friday that she lied to a grand jury when she took responsibility for writing a "fabricated" report that concluded an officer was justified in fatally shooting a man after Hurricane Katrina. Sgt. Purnella Simmons, a government witness in a trial... more »

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