Online Posts Shouldn't Sink Katrina Scam Case, Feds Say

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Louisiana federal prosecutors in a criminal case alleging a contractor stole grants aimed at supporting home remediation work after Hurricane Katrina said Wednesday that his claims that a former prosecutor slimed him in anonymous online comments are merely speculative and don't warrant the case's dismissal.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Louisiana's eastern district urged U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to reject contractor Richard Hall's bid to dismiss the case against him, or alternatively, disqualify the office from prosecuting the case. Prosecutors said in a brief...
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