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  • Jury in racketeering case to return Tuesday

    February 17, 2011 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker charged in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and Thursday without... more »
  • Jan. trial set for racketeering case

    October 21, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new trial date has been set for the racketeering case against former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and longtime political operative Mose Jefferson. An order issued Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle reschedules the start of the trial for Jan. 31, 2011. The trial... more »
  • White Castle Mayor Pleads in Racketeering Case

    July 14, 2010 8:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown, one of three public officials indicted in a federal investigation, has pleaded not guilty to 13 criminal counts, including racketeering and conspiracy. He also faces four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud. If convicted on all... more »
  • Theft, Racketeering Trial Rescheduled

    May 18, 2010 9:48 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Patrick Onyemechara (Ohn-ya-men-CHAIR-ra), the city of Monroe's former director of Revenue and Taxation, will go to trial Nov. 29. Charles Kincade, Onyemechara's defense attorney, asked earlier that the case be rescheduled to prepare it for trial. Assistant District Attorney Neal Johnson says Onyemechara allegedly cashed checks... more »
  • 10th Defendant Pleads Guilty in Bribe Case

    May 12, 2010 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 61-year-old man has admitted to his role in a bribery scheme involving Baton Rouge City Court, bringing to 10 the number of people who have pleaded guilty in the case. Robert Stevens pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to a charge of conspiracy in... more »
  • Lawyer: Evidence illegally gathered against Cloutier

    November 11, 2009 11:39 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The attorney for Lafayette businessman is claiming the evidence against Eric Cloutier in a racketeering and money-laundering case was gathered without a valid search warrant. Attorney Daniel Stanford filed three motions asking a judge to suppress evidence against Cloutier. A hearing is set for Thursday. The... more »

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