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August 2017 Archives

Louisiana arrest may lead to downfall of casino theft ring


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.

Experts clash on question of mother's sanity during killings


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.

Three men face child porn charges in Louisiana


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.

Thibodeaux woman indicted for stealing $370,000 from dying mother


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.