D.A. Leon Cannizzaro

Newell Normand
August 19, 2019 - 5:18 pm
What exactly happened at New Orleans' Juvenile Justice Center last week? Mayor LaToya Cantrell said she rushed to the center and "beat the negotiators to the scene,” after an initial police radio call stated there were seven youths armed with knives at the Intervention Center. She said three of the...
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January 20, 2019 - 4:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court turned down appeals from prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case of a man convicted in a deadly 2014 gunfight on New Orleans' Bourbon Street. Trung Le was originally convicted of manslaughter in the death of a bystander — nursing student Brittany...
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Jim Hanzo
November 19, 2018 - 5:50 pm
A New Orleans pastor who was accused of bilking a Hurricane Katrina victim out of government Road Home grant funding and failed to complete promised renovations to her flood-damaged home was found guilty. Criminal District Judge Franz Zibilich found Elijah Mealancon, 58, guilty of unauthorized use...
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June 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A road-rage-related attack with a baseball bat could result in a sentence of up to 10 years for a former high school counselor. District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says in a news release that 42-year-old Wilbert Gray of New Orleans pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated...
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