Michelle Benjamin was one of society’s throwaways when she killed a New Orleans tourist in Treme during what police said was a botched 1994 robbery.
An accountant from Baton Rouge stole roughly $2 million that the historically troubled New Orleans Firefighters Pension and Relief Fund gave to him to invest in life insurance policies — and then used the money to gamble, finance home improvements…
A New Orleans judge reduced bail Friday for two witnesses turned defendants in a fatal shooting that police say stemmed from a botched drug deal.
David Mannella is already facing criminal charges stemming from an accusation of sexual battery brought by a neighbor and family friend, but now he’s also been hit with a lawsuit by the accuser and her family.
New Orleans prosecutors for the fourth time have secured a charge against a woman accused of killing her toddler daughter, and they intend to take the case to trial, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said Thursday.
A federal judge has set a tentative March date for the retrial of former federal narcotics agent Chad Scott, whose first trial ended in a hung jury earlier this month.
A Thibodaux woman could face jail time, a big fine and more after pleading to failing to declare more than $700,000 in stolen money on a federal tax return, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
A man who police said escaped their grasp for years as he sexually assaulted a series of women stands to receive a life sentence after he was convicted by a New Orleans jury Thursday.
A federal judge handed a 10-year prison sentence Thursday to a white man who admitted that he shot three black men in a racist attack during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, ending the last open case involving civil rights abuses in New Orleans imme…
Jarvis Hardy admits he was the crack dealer who shot and wounded a federal task force officer raiding his house in the Lower 9th Ward three years ago. But on Thursday, he still cast himself as a victim.
One of two white New Orleans police officers accused of attacking a Hispanic veteran outside a Mid-City bar last year, sparking a public outcry and denunciations from the City Council, pleaded guilty as charged to simple battery Wednesday.
She walked to the witness stand with a prosecutor’s hand guiding the way — a much older woman than the 29-year-old who reported a rape to police in June 1992.
A Jefferson Parish building inspector took bribes in return for ignoring code violations or signing off on building inspections that he hadn’t conducted, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday.
The New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center has once again been accredited as a “model” program for its work helping law enforcement in child abuse investigations, officials announced Tuesday.
Jennifer Gaubert, a New Orleans lawyer and radio host whose drunken sexual encounter with a cab driver in 2012 ultimately landed her a pair of criminal convictions, saw her law license suspended for a year and a day Monday.
In the face of a looming housing crisis for dozens of inmates with mental health problems, a federal judge has handed New Orleans officials a deadline of late February to come up with a temporary solution.
A Baton Rouge lawyer who pleaded guilty in federal court in 2017 to forwarding videos of boys engaging in sexual acts with donkeys was suspended Monday for a year and a day by the state Supreme Court.
A national foundation has announced that it will give New Orleans $2 million more over the next two years to support a variety of initiatives meant to reduce its jail population.
A former death row inmate from Jefferson Parish who saw his conviction overturned in a decades-old double murder recently pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
David Mannella, a former member of the St. Tammany Parish Planning and Zoning Commission and the Slidell Memorial Hospital board, now has a new title: defendant.
A Lil Wayne protege awaiting trial in a double homicide in New Orleans took the surprise step Friday of pleading guilty to two lesser charges.
Surveying the blocks near the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old in Central City, Homicide Detective Robert Barrere made a discovery straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story.
WASHINGTON — Three Louisianans tapped by President Donald Trump for federal judicial posts cleared a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, leaving them one step away from confirmation.
An elderly woman walked slowly to the witness stand Thursday to address the New Orleans pastor who bilked her out of $33,000 in Road Home money.
Citing a lack of evidence, New Orleans prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges of murder and obstruction of justice against a man accused of fatally stabbing his great-uncle inside a Bywater house in April 2016.
A son of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s former chief justice pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to have sex with a 14-year-old trafficking victim in 2017 as well as setting her up to have sex with other men.
In the latest legal volley aimed at the Archdiocese of New Orleans over alleged clerical abuse dating back decades, an Illinois man filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing two priests of sexually molesting him on various occasions while he served as an…
Curtis Joseph admitted that he’d taken heroin and cocaine before a gunshot roused him from his slumber on an Upper 9th Ward sofa. He also said his drug habit helped him earn a 10-year sentence for stealing from a Walmart.
A March trial date has been postponed indefinitely for Jeff Perilloux, the St. John the Baptist Parish judge who stands accused of groping some of his teenage daughter’s friends.
A New Orleans man who shot a federal task force agent during a drug raid three years ago now wants to take back his guilty plea, citing criminal justice reforms President Donald Trump signed into law in December.
A court clerk in Orleans Parish who has accused Judge Byron C. Williams of sexual harassment is now taking aim at court officials, claiming they let earlier allegations against Williams slide before he went on to grope her.
When U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon sentenced former north shore prosecutor Walter Reed to four years in prison in 2017 for his conviction on fraud and corruption charges, he took the unusual step of allowing Reed to remain free on bail until he…
A pastor’s praise wasn't enough to keep Jordy Robertson, the father of Saints superfan Jarrius “J.J.” Robertson, from having to remain locked up while awaiting trial on cocaine distribution and other charges.
With jurors deadlocked, a federal judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the corruption case against former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Chad Scott, ending a two-week trial and throwing into question the future of a case that has roiled N…
The St. Tammany Parish Republican Party is joining the St. Tammany Parish School Board in calling for Sharon Lo Drucker to consider resigning from her Madisonville-area seat on the board following her arrest in July for shoplifting.
Lee Turner Jr.'s first-degree murder convictions in the 2011 slaying of two CarQuest Auto Parts employees in Baton Rouge will stand, Louisiana's top court has decided.
A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday in the corruption trial of former Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Chad Scott after the jury was unable to reach a verdict on any of the seven charges Scott faced.
Tony LeMon, who served a stint as first assistant in 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery's office, knows larceny when he sees it, but the Saints fan and lawyer, who is now in private practice, is going after the NFL for the missed-ca…
When Jordy Robertson launched his ballyhooed “It Takes Lives to Save Lives” organization, he claimed its purpose was to raise money to help his teenage son fight a rare liver disease.
A jury of eight women and four men was unable to reach a verdict Friday in the federal trial of former drug agent Chad Scott, prompting the judge to order the jurors to take the weekend off but to come back to the courthouse Monday to continue del…
A St. Tammany Parish jury found Jason "Matt" Magee guilty on two counts of first-degree murder Friday for gunning down his ex-wife, Jennifer Wallace Magee, and her boyfriend, Donald Gros, in 2017.
The 10-year-old daughter of Pearl River resident Jason "Matt" Magee took the witness stand Thursday at her father's trial on two counts of first-degree murder, testifying that she and her younger brother knew about her mother's boyfriend but had n…
After closing arguments in which prosecutors said Chad Scott was a corrupt federal agent while defense attorneys called him a victim of lying witnesses, a jury in the trial of the former Drug Enforcement Administration agent deliberated five hours…
A federal judge in New Orleans on Thursday tossed out a lawsuit filed by a pair of Saints ticket-holders over the infamous “no call” that cost the Saints a trip to the Super Bowl, ending a long-shot gambit by embittered fans to resurrect the team'…
A Jefferson Parish grand jury indicted Lanard Lavigne, 22, on Thursday for the second-degree murder of Kerwin Conner, who died after being shot in the leg near his Kenner home on March 14.
Over a little more than two hours Thursday morning, attorneys for the government and former federal drug agent Chad Scott made their final pleas to the eight-woman, four-man jury that will convict or acquit him.
A New Orleans man who admitted his role in a deadly 2017 attempted robbery of an armored truck and implicated two others received a prison sentence of nearly 17 years Wednesday.
Jason "Matt" Magee had been on the lam for a full day on June 20, 2017, when a Pearl River police officer spotted the man suspected of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend walking alongside Interstate 59 in the rain.
Two former high-ranking St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies charged in a corruption scheme that allegedly involved their old boss are set to plead guilty in late February, federal court records show.