New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the resignation of longtime federal prosecutor Sal Perricone over anonymous and scathing website postings is justified by the facts of the case.
“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’re going to do a full and thorough investigation. I take them at their word that they’re going to do that.”
Perricone posted comments critical of several officials – including his boss, US Attorney Jim Letten -- and involving cases he was assigned. The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility is reviewing the case.