State Police recently arrested a man at Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans and accused him and two accomplices of defrauding a casino in Baton Rouge. Police also say that the arrest may be the first step in breaking up a string of casino thefts around the United States. The man was charged with felony theft.
Louisiana's insanity defense was on full display when psychiatric experts retained by the defendant in a homicide case clashed with similar experts retained by the prosecutors in a criminal trial. The mother is facing a variety of criminal charges, including first-degree murder, in connection with the murder of her two young children in 2012. The mother is charged with fatally shooting her 3-year old son and drowning her 4-year-old daughter. In earlier testimony, the defendant confessed that she killed her children to spare them a life of poverty.
When compared to state crimes, federal crimes often carry harsher penalties. However, no matter the type of criminal charges a Louisianan is facing, it should be treated like a seriously. Thus, it is important that defendants understand the charges, penalties and what criminal defense strategies.
Federal authorities indicted a woman living in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, for stealing almost $370,000 from her terminally ill mother. The woman is now facing federal charges for wire fraud and money laundering.
Police in Bossier City, LA and Beaumont, TX cooperated in apprehending a Louisiana man after he allegedly robbed his employer and kidnaped his supervisor. The man is now in custody and facing serious felony charges.