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  • Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

    November 16, 2014 9:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred any of them. Barrera's case, which... more »
  • Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

    September 20, 2014 3:01 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin. Similar cases have popped up elsewhere, illustrating the... more »
  • Prosecutors ask $197M fine for CITGO in 2006 spill

    March 22, 2014 5:29 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine Citgo Petroleum Corp. at least $197 million in a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit filed in a 2006 oil spill at the company's Lake Charles refinery. The Advocate reports the Justice Department argued in court filings... more »
  • Federal prosecutors want doctor in prison

    August 21, 2012 9:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former cardiologist who has been free for more than three years after his conviction on health care fraud charges should report to prison after losing his appeal. An attorney for Dr. Mehmood Patel told The Advocate Monday that he will seek to... more »
  • Federal prosecutors allege illegal diet sales

    May 9, 2012 10:27 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors allege the owner of a Lafayette herbal supplement business sold products containing a prescription diet drug that was taken off the market in 2010 on health concerns The Advocate reports Thuy Thikim Nguyen faces federal charges related to the marketing of unapproved drugs in... more »
  • Prosecutors Show Photos of Hudson's Slain Nephew

    April 25, 2012 1:42 PM

    The man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family appeared to cry at his trial Wednesday when prosecutors displayed graphic photographs of the youngest victim, Hudson's 7-year-old nephew. It was the third day of testimony in the trial and the first time Hudson's brother-in-law, William Balfour, has appeared to show any... more »
  • Prosecutors asked for SS number in murder case

    April 5, 2012 11:19 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State Judge Mike Canaday says prosecutors must release a victim's Social Security number to defense counsel for a Lake Charles man accused of murder. The American Press reports 49-year-old Jon Wray Baumberger allegedly killed his wife, 48-year-old Treasa Mae Williams, on Dec. 5, 2010, at... more »
  • 6 years for shooting prosecutors called hate crime

    March 30, 2012 9:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says a 50-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced to six months in prison for shooting two Hispanic men in what prosecutors said was a racially motivated attack. A news release says Mark Gautreau was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in... more »
  • Prosecutors want judge to deny new trial

    July 12, 2011 10:01 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors have asked federal judge to deny motions for a new trial for suspended Monroe City Councilmen Robert Stevens and Arthur Gilmore. The News-Star reports the U.S. Attorney's Office submitted the motion electronically Saturday. Defense attorneys for Stevens and Gilmore filed motions last month asking for... more »
  • Prosecutors Challenge New Trial for EX-NO Cop

    June 4, 2011 11:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to order a new trial for a former New Orleans police officer convicted of writing a false report on a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. A notice of appeal filed Friday by U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office says... more »
  • Prosecutors seek delay in rackteering trial

    September 30, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors ask a federal court to delay a racketeering trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker and a longtime political operative. Trial is scheduled Monday for former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and Mose Jefferson, a brother of former Congressman William Jefferson. But on Thursday, prosecutors asked... more »
  • Prosecutors say corruption ran deep in Calif. city

    September 22, 2010 9:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a corruption case prosecutors said was so ingrained in the blue-collar suburb that almost anyone who could have blown the whistle was benefiting from it. Former city manager Robert... more »

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