New Orleans' US Attorney Quits Over Deputies' Online Posts

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 8:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans, Jim Letten, stepped down from his post Thursday following the admissions of two of his deputies that they had posted anonymous, inappropriate online comments about pending litigation.

Letten's resignation follows revelations over the past several months that two of his deputies admitted to posting anonymous comments online that related to litigation their office was involved with — a scandal that has spurred one resignation and one demotion.

Letten, who was the longest-serving active U.S. attorney, was lauded throughout his tenure...
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