US Attorney's Office en Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As 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 Mayor Landrieu Supports Prosecutor's Resignation <p>New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone&nbsp;over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.</p><p>&ldquo;I think Sal evidently has a very serious problem. And I think that some of the things that he has said and the way that he has done it has posed, you know, a huge problem that we have to work through. The US Attorney and the Justice Department said they&rsquo;re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they&rsquo;re going to do that.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 7369 at