A 20-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge involving more than 300 sexually explicit images and videos of prepubescent minors and toddlers, federal prosecutors reported Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
WASHINGTON?— Louisiana U.S. Sen. John Kennedy lambasted several of the Trump administration's picks for the federal judiciary, calling one nominee "embarrassing" and questioning the competency of the White House office charged with vetting potenti…
A jailed Baton Rouge contractor accused of defrauding scores of victims of the unprecedented 2016 flooding in south Louisiana will be examined by a two-doctor sanity commission to determine whether he is competent to represent himself, a judge dec…
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
WASHINGTON — Attorneys for disgraced former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson are nearing a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid a new trial on federal corruption charges and settle on a new sentence, according to documents filed in federal court.
The Louisiana corrections department's recently fired medical director says sexual harassment allegations lodged against him are false, malicious and defamatory.
Monday, November 27, 2017
WASHINGTON?— A Louisianan nominated by President Donald Trump for a seat on the federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will get a hearing before the Senate's Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, amid a lobbying campaign by pro-life and conservative g…
Monday, November 27, 2017
Dueling Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers Gordon McKernan and E. Eric Guirard apparently are in no mood to settle a lawsuit over their respective advertising slogans, so a federal magistrate has set a jury trial for mid-2019.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
A former Parkview Baptist student pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in a December 2015 incident in which he had sex with a 16-year-old girl in a New Orleans hotel, according to a press release from the Orleans Parish District Attorn…
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
State District Judge Trudy White likened the actions of a 46-year-old Baton Rouge man convicted of human trafficking to those that participated in the African slave trade before sentencing him Monday to 40 years in prison.?
BATON ROUGE (AP) — A biased autopsy and a prosecutor's racism and religious fervor corrupted the murder case against a black man freed from Louisiana's death row, a federal lawsuit says.
A former cabinet secretary will be able to continue his defamation lawsuit against the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, a civil district court judge in Baton Rouge ruled Monday morning.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Victim impact statements from survivors of loved ones taken by homicide are typically and understandably bitter and filled with anger, but that wasn't the case in a Baton Rouge courtroom at this week's sentencing of Idalis Smith's killer.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was charged Thursday in the July 28 shooting death of a man in the Valley Park neighborhood near the intersection of College Drive and Interstate 10.
A Baton Rouge man was indicted Thursday in the July 30 stabbing death of his former girlfriend in his Goodwood Boulevard home.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
A New Orleans man who robbed banks in Baton Rouge and the Crescent City and tried to rob a casino in Kinder has been sentenced to 15??years in federal prison, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Wednesday.
A federal judge on Wednesday postponed for nearly a year?the trial of indicted federal narcotics agent Chad Scott, granting a request from both prosecutors and defense attorneys who say they need months to prepare for a complicated case that invol…
A man's vehicular homicide conviction in a fiery 2011 road-rage related crash that killed five local residents on Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge was reduced to negligent homicide Wednesday by a state appellate court that said nothing pointed to his …
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A state judge set a $2,000 bail Tuesday for a 64-year-old Baton Rouge man who has spent nearly 46 years in prison for a rape conviction that the judge recently threw out.
Monday, November 13, 2017
A former Brookstown Middle Magnet School assistant principal accused in the 2016 slaying of a pregnant colleague and their unborn child will stand trial Aug. 6, a Baton Rouge state judge decided Monday.
The son of a former Baton Rouge judge has been released from prison after spending five years behind bars for stealing large amounts of cocaine and several guns from an evidence vault inside the downtown state courthouse where he and his mother worked.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Wilbert Jones, who has been imprisoned for 45 years on a rape conviction that a Baton Rouge state judge recently threw out, could learn Tuesday if the judge will release him or set a modest bail while prosecutors appeal the tossed conviction.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Three Baton Rouge men, two of them brothers, were indicted Thursday in a June slaying that police believe was intended as payback for a 2008 killing deemed self-defense.
A New Orleans attorney on Thursday asked state officials to open a "payroll fraud" investigation into Hugo A. Holland, one of the most influential prosecutors in Louisiana, accusing the outspoken death penalty proponent of breaking the law by clai…
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
A Baton Rouge lawyer and former state liquor lobbyist pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of transmitting obscene images.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Monday, November 06, 2017
Allegations that Louisiana financial regulators' failure to perform their duties contributed to the massive losses suffered by hundreds of Louisiana investors in the Stanford Trust Co. debacle can move forward as a class action, a state appeals co…
Friday, November 03, 2017
Southern University's recent firing of Vice Chancellor Brandon Dumas was handled properly, and his lawsuit against the school should be dismissed, an attorney for the university argued to a state judge Friday.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
A 56-year-old Ethel man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining $8 million from investors, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
A third former Louisiana State Penitentiary corrections officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the 2014 beating of a handcuffed and shackled Angola inmate and cover-up of the assault, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
A former Louisiana private investigator accused of attempting to illegally obtain Donald Trump's tax returns before last year's U.S. presidential election cannot argue to a jury that he was merely trying to test a government website for security f…
A Mexican national in the United States illegally when he allegedly shot and killed a Baton Rouge boy on the teen's 16th birthday in March was sentenced to two years in federal prison Thursday on gun and immigration charges stemming from the fatal…
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
An appellate court panel found Wednesday that Gov. John Bel Edwards went too far when trying to ban discrimination against transgender people in state government.
WASHINGTON —?Veteran Baton Rouge prosecutor Brandon Fremin will be President Donald Trump's pick to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Monday, October 30, 2017
A Baton Rouge lawyer and ex-state liquor lobbyist is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor child pornography charge next week in federal court.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Early last year, a federal jury in New Orleans convicted two men in a drug-trafficking scheme that could have been ripped from a script for "Narcos," the popular Netflix crime drama.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Nearly 70 protesters arrested during demonstrations following Alton Sterling's fatal shooting in July 2016 will each receive from $500 to $1,000 under a class-action lawsuit settlement approved Friday by a Baton Rouge federal judge.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump's tax returns says he is a benevolent "white hat hacker" who tried to test and report a security flaw in a government website.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
GONZALES?— A Prairieville man has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison in a combined sentence primarily stemming from his conviction for kidnapping his estranged wife in 2015 and taking her and her then-2-year-old grandson from Ascension Par…
An Addis businessman admitted in federal court Thursday that he stole more than $250,000 from investors, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said.
A former Shaw Group executive who pleaded guilty to insider trading involving the Baton Rouge firm's $3 billion acquisition in 2012 by Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. was ordered Thursday to spend six months in a halfway house as part of a three-yea…
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
An emotional Jujuana Nicole Sawyer told a judge Wednesday that her father, who was shot to death nearly two decades ago by a 16-year-old Baton Rouge boy, never got to see her become a police officer and never got to meet his two grandchildren.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for defrauding the company managing construction of Impact Charter School in Baker, acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson said Tuesday.?
A grand jury handed down indictments Tuesday against two Ascension Parish men in the July slaying of a 61-year-old man at his home in Walker.?
Monday, October 23, 2017
GONZALES?—?State prosecutors in Ascension Parish must ask federal prosecutors to certify that they turned over all records of their investigation of Sorrento Councilman Randy Anny and Baton Rouge lawyer Roy Maughan Jr., a state judge ruled Monday.
GONZALES?— A former Ascension Parish sheriff's deputy faces a sentence of potentially decades in state prison on Nov. 20 after his guilty plea to indecent behavior with a juvenile and 10 counts of attempted possession of child pornography, prosecu…
GONZALES?— Holding back tears, with his head bowed, sitting behind the defense table, David Johnson listened Monday as his stepson, father-in-law and sister-in-law described their loss and their determination to go on after Johnson's brutal slayin…