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Vitter, Landrieu, Blue Slips And Letten
The Hayride ^ | 1/12/2010 | MacAoidh

Posted on 01/12/2010 12:37:36 PM PST by Hayrider

It’s a controversy which has been going on for some time now, but a stalemate between Louisiana’s two senators over Jim Letten’s future as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana is beginning to get some traction in the local media.

Letten, who was elevated to his current position in 2001 after having served as a prosecutor in the New Orleans-based Eastern District since 1990, has become a wildly popular figure in the Crescent City – New Orleans Gambit Magazine named him New Orleanian of the Year for 2009 – for his efforts at cleaning up the rampant corruption among local politicians, among other things. Since his ascension to his current job in 2001 (prior to that he had achieved a degree of notoriety for having tried the case which put former governor Edwin Edwards in the pokey), Letten’s office has prosecuted some 230 individuals on public corruption charges and another 150 on post-Katrina fraud beefs, in addition to the standard work a U.S. Attorney does.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: landrieu; letten; obama; vitter
A brewing controversy among Louisiana's two senators, with the people of the state firmly in the Republican's camp...
1 posted on 01/12/2010 12:37:37 PM PST by Hayrider
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To: Hayrider

ooh—very interesting... indeed...


2 posted on 01/12/2010 12:47:02 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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