Federal Court

June 13, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the physical and psychological abuse of a young autistic woman who told him in federal court Thursday, "You made my life a living hell." Jody Lambert's sentencing was the latest in court cases involving the woman...
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Thomas Perumean
June 13, 2019 - 8:46 am
The horrific accounts of a 22-year-old autistic girl held in a cage by her relatives and subjected to brutal physical, mental, and psychological abuse will be center stage in New Orleans Federal Court today to face sentencing. Jody Lambert plead guilty to federal civil rights charges in October...
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Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' first court appearance is set for later this afternoon. He is accused in a 32-page indictment of 29 counts involving fraud and tax evasion. Roberts today released a statement that reads: "The greatest honor I had was representing the people for 21...
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Chris Miller
May 16, 2019 - 1:08 pm
Wendy Vitter, wife of former Senator David Vitter, is now U.S. District Judge Wendy Vitter. The Senate confirmed Vitter's appointment to the bench of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans by a vote of 52-45. President Trump nominated Vitter in 2017. Vitter's...
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Jim Hanzo
January 31, 2019 - 8:39 am
Still no word from a federal judge concerning that lawsuit filed against the NFL on the outcome of the NFC Championship game. The suit filed by 2 Saints season ticket holders upset with the outcome of the game between the Saints and Rams is calling for the NFL to invoke a rule that could result in...
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Chris Miller
November 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case of three St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's deputies facing civil rights charges in the death of an inmate, WWL-TV reports. One of the defendants, Capt. Andre Dominick shot himself last week and is in a local hospital. BREAKING: Mistrial declared in the...
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December 14, 2017 - 6:21 am
(AP) -- A federal judge says state criminal court judges in New Orleans have a conflict of interest because they rely on fines and fees for court funding - raising legitimate concerns over whether the court's financial needs might affect decisions on whether low-income defendants are able to pay. U...
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