NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state judge in New Orleans has repeatedly violated a federal court judgment when setting bail for low-income and unemployed defendants, civil rights attorneys said in a...
Ex-Louisiana district attorney must report to prison April 1
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana district attorney has been ordered to report to prison by April 1.
Walter Reed is the former prosecutor for St. Tammany and Washington parishes. He was...
Prosecutors want judge to order ex-DA to go to prison
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Prosecutors want a judge to reconsider a decision allowing a former New Orleans area prosecutor to remain free until he has exhausted his appeals, now that a federal appeals court refused to rehear the matter.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordan Ginsberg asked U.S. District Court Judge Eldon Fallon in a Monday filing to set a date for Walter Reed to start serving his four-year sentence on corruption charges, news outlets reported. A hearing on the matter is set for Feb. 26.
Louisiana man gets 28 years for 2015 slaying, carjacking
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 28 years in federal prison for his role in a slaying and subsequent carjacking.
Michael Brown of New Orleans pleaded guilty in February to participating with others in the shooting death of Jacquez Young in June 2015. It was a crime that prosecutors said was related to a marijuana distribution conspiracy.
Brown also pleaded guilty in a carjacking of an unidentified victim following the killing.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two recent federal court rulings mean judges in the state criminal court in New Orleans will have to change methods of setting bail, fines and fees.
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon said New Orleans criminal court magistrate Harry Cantrell has a conflict of interest when he sets bail amounts. Fallon noted that bail money also helps pay for court operations.
Fallon also said evidence indicates Cantrell regularly sets bail without regard to a defendant's ability to pay.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after a judge began supervising a multitude of federal lawsuits that claim homes were damaged by Chinese drywall, he says it's time to return thousands of remaining cases for trial in the courts where they were filed.
Reed gets 4 years for corruption convictions
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The former top prosecutor for two New Orleans area parishes was sentenced Wednesday to serve four years in prison in a federal corruption case.
Walter Reed, 70, received the sentence Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon.
Reed served as district attorney for St. Tammany and Washington parishes for 30 years but did not seek re-election in 2014, amid allegations of corruption.
Former Northshore DA sentencing pushed back
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal sentencing of former Northshore prosecutor Walter Reed and his son, Steven, has been pushed back from Dec. 8 to Feb. 16.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2fqbryz ) U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon moved the date Friday at the request of the Reeds' attorneys. Fallon's order also moved a scheduled forfeiture hearing from Nov. 10 to Dec. 8.
The U.S. Attorney's Office did not oppose the postponements.