jim letten http://wwno.org en Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As New US Attorney http://wwno.org/post/kenneth-polite-facing-challenges-new-us-attorney <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kenneth Polite Jr. is wrapping up his first full week as the new US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">H</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">igh on his priority list is likely selecting his top assistants &mdash; and making sure recent history is not repeated.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 44778 at http://wwno.org Letten Joining Tulane Law Staff http://wwno.org/post/letten-joining-tulane-law-staff <p>Former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten is preparing to re-enter the world of academics. He will become an assistant dean at Tulane Law School. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 29332 at http://wwno.org Letten 'Weighing Options' on Future, Mum on Cases http://wwno.org/post/letten-weighing-options-future-mum-cases <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">At his first public appearance since leaving office, former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says he is still weighing his options for the future.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:38:56 +0000 The Associated Press 27131 at http://wwno.org Man Charged in Letten Threats had Served Time http://wwno.org/post/man-charged-letten-threats-had-served-time <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Baton Rouge man charged with threatening to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and his family served nearly 20 years for the 1988 manslaughter of his 10-year-old daughter.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gerald Estrade, 56, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of threatening a former federal law enforcement officer.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26989 at http://wwno.org Baton Rouge Man Indicted for Letten Threats http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-man-indicted-letten-threats <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A 56-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a charge that he threatened to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his immediate family.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26926 at http://wwno.org 2 Prosecutors Retire Amid Probe of Online Posts http://wwno.org/post/2-prosecutors-retire-amid-probe-online-posts <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal prosecutor demoted for anonymously posting comments on a newspaper's website has retired.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Justice Department spokesman said Monday that Jan Mann and her husband, fellow prosecutor Jim Mann, both retired from the U.S. attorney's office in New Orleans.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:20:45 +0000 The Associated Press 25228 at http://wwno.org Reaction to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's Resignation Continues http://wwno.org/post/reaction-us-attorney-jim-lettens-resignation-continues <p>Reaction continues into the resignation of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten. While officials are taking steps to find a replacement, some members of the public are stunned. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24608 at http://wwno.org U.S. Attorney Jim Letten Resigns: Full Statement http://wwno.org/post/us-attorney-jim-letten-resigns-full-statement <p>The longest-serving U.S. attorney in the nation is stepping down. The New Orleans office known for fighting corruption became mired in its own scandal.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:57:28 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24587 at http://wwno.org U.S. Attorney Jim Letten Resigns http://wwno.org/post/us-attorney-jim-letten-resigns <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Jim Letten, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana and head of an office embroiled in a widening scandal involving online posts made by some of his subordinates, announced his resignation during a news conference this morning.</span><br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:17:54 +0000 Jason Saul 24585 at http://wwno.org Former bank manager pleads guilty to embezzlement http://wwno.org/post/former-bank-manager-pleads-guilty-embezzlement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says a former manager of a Whitney Bank branch in Metairie has admitted stealing more than $56,000 from the bank.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">He says 50-year-old Karen Sork pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank theft, and could get up to 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines, and restitution.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 16:33:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15590 at http://wwno.org