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  • Sentencing Dec. 12 in fatal shooting case

    October 11, 2014 1:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the... more »
  • Sentencing for former Jennings chief on hold

    December 31, 2013 8:13 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A sentencing date has not been set for a former Jennings police chief accused of taking drugs and money from the police department's evidence room. Fifty-three-year-old Johnny Lassiter pleaded guilty to two counts of malfeasance in November. Charges of theft over $1,500, obstruction of justice and... more »
  • Sentencing delayed in City Hall bribery case

    August 21, 2013 6:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a businessman who pleaded guilty to plotting to bribe former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Rodney Williams was scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 25. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan rescheduled the hearing for Jan.... more »
  • Sentencing for former Jefferson Parish president

    February 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, his ex-wife, Karen Parker, and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson are scheduled for sentencing on federal corruption charges in a payroll fraud scheme. The hearing is Monday before U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. Broussard also admitted taking kickbacks from a... more »
  • Sentencing again delayed for ex-sheriff

    December 14, 2012 4:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing of former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle has been delayed to June 2013. WVUE reports it's the fifth time sentencing has been put off in the corruption case against Hingle. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance granted the delay on Wednesday after conferencing with prosecutors and... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for man who bribed La. sheriff

    October 4, 2012 7:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle over a jail construction project. Aaron Bennett was scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 31, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. reset the... more »
  • Women's sentencing Aug. 24 in husband's murder

    August 19, 2012 9:24 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Life in prison is the only option when two women are formally sentenced Aug. 24 for the death of one woman's husband. Robin Little Davis and Carol Noland Saltzman were convicted in May of second-degree murder of Bryan Davis. He was shot four times on... more »
  • Pain clinic owner set for sentencing in drug case

    August 2, 2012 5:07 AM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Louisiana businessman convicted of conspiring to distribute oxycodone and methadone in eastern Kentucky through pain clinics in other states is set to be sentenced in federal court. Michael Leman, the 48-year-old owner of Urgent Care Services in Cincinnati and Philadelphia, is scheduled to appear before... more »
  • Sentencing in oil spill fraud case postponed

    June 13, 2012 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to postpone a sentencing hearing for a woman who pleaded guilty to submitting a fraudulent claim for money from BP's oil spill compensation fund. Rokeisha Barrios was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance agreed to delay... more »
  • Sentencing in fraud case delayed

    April 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has agreed to delay sentencing to allow a Louisiana homebuilder more time to come up with $1 million to repay the Small Business Administration. Victor Planetta, whose business is based in Slidell, La., had pleaded guilty in November to making false statements for money... more »
  • Judge weighs sentencing N.O. woman at her home

    March 30, 2012 9:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is weighing whether to sentence a gravely ill New Orleans woman at her home for participating in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in government grant money earmarked for educational and charitable programs. Angela Coleman, a niece of former U.S.... more »
  • Judges refuses to delay cops' sentencing

    March 30, 2012 9:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge refused Thursday to postpone an April 4 sentencing hearing for five current or former police officers convicted in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. The officers' lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt to delay the hearing until... more »
  • Sentencing postponed in Katrina shooting case

    February 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed a sentencing hearing for a New Orleans police officer convicted of lying about the aftermath of a deadly shooting outside the city's convention center following Hurricane Katrina. Ronald Mitchell was scheduled to be sentenced March 7, but U.S. District Judge Sarah... more »
  • Sentencing delayed for former Shreveport staffer

    February 24, 2012 6:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The sentencing date for a former Shreveport city staffer convicted of rape has been pushed back by nearly two weeks. Richard A. "Rick" Seaton was to be sentenced Feb. 29 on forcible rape and abuse of office charges after his conviction in January. The Times reported... more »
  • Feds delay sentencing, seek more fraud victims

    February 21, 2012 10:46 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has put off a former NFL player's sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona. The amount of Jeffrey Walker's restitution payment will depend on the number of victims, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Sentencing had been... more »
  • Ex-trooper asks for delay in sentencing

    January 17, 2012 10:05 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Jay Sandifer, an ex-state trooper who pleaded guilty in October to receiving child pornography over the Internet, wants to delay his sentencing, scheduled for Jan. 19 in Alexandria. Sandifer requested that U.S. District Judge Dee Drell issue a continuance because Sandifer's attorney is scheduled for a... more »
  • Sentencing postponed for ex-N.O. railroad head

    January 11, 2012 9:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the sentencing hearing for a former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad who pleaded guilty to misusing the agency's money. James Bridger was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. delayed the hearing... more »
  • Sentencing in rape case slated Sept. 14

    September 7, 2011 9:53 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Sentencing of a Lake Charles man convicted in April of simple rape has been moved to Sept. 14. The American Press reports 49-year-old Robert Neal Green was convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated 17-year-old co-worker on Oct. 31, 2009. He faces up to 25 years... more »
  • Sentencing postponed in killing of teen

    June 17, 2011 9:56 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo district judge has postponed formal sentencing for a man convicted of killing a pregnant teen. Twenty-year-old LaMondre Tucker was convicted in March of killing his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, Tavia Sills. The jury voted to recommend a death sentence. Judge Ramona Emanuel on Thursday postponed the... more »
  • Sentencing for 5 of 6 in Ball Disaster Fraud

    May 6, 2011 7:03 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to sentence five of the six defendants from Ball who have pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Gustav. Those facing sentencing Friday include former town clerk Brenda Kimball, former police chief Jay Barber and three of... more »
  • Sentencing Date Set in Town of Ball Fraud Case

    April 18, 2011 7:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal prosecutor is asking U.S. District Judge Dee Drell to give lesser sentences to four town of Ball officials who cooperated in a disaster-fraud investigation involving former Mayor Roy Hebron. In motions filed Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cytheria Jernigan asks Drell for leniency in sentencing... more »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
  • Judge won't delay sentencing in bridge shooting

    August 31, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge refused Tuesday to postpone a sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Lehrmann, a former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to reconsider an... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Attorney Theft Case

    May 25, 2010 9:27 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A former Monroe attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients will be sentenced next month. Bernard Grenrood pleaded guilty in March to six counts of theft in excess of $500 and was supposed to have been sentenced Monday. However, state District... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Extortion Case

    May 18, 2010 9:54 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Mike Thompson, the former director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District, is scheduled to be sentenced June 16. The News-Star reports Thompson was found guilty Jan. 20 of extorting state resources for his personal benefit. A jury deliberated for nearly four hours before convicting Thompson on... more »
  • Inmate Sentenced for Assault

    April 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    Lafayette, La.: Alberto Gallegos-Velazquez, 29, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), in Oakdale, La., was sentenced to spend an additional 51 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in the amount of $158,115.22, for an assault of another inmate which resulted... more »
  • UPDATE: Guillory Sentencing Delayed Until Monday

    March 10, 2010 1:23 PM

    Sentencing for Jeffrey Lee Guillory has been rescheduled for Monday, March 15th at 10:30 AM. The sentencing was delayed because of a 3-day statute, meaning he couldn't be legally sentenced until Thursday. Both the prosecution and defense agreed on the move to Monday. The prosecution has indicated that they... more »

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