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February 2012 Archives

Special needs student accused of rape was on probation for 2010 rape

Juvenile cases can be particularly difficult cases to deal with because of the numerous concerns involved. There is, on the one hand, the desire to give young people a second chance and the desire to help them rehabilitate, yet there is also the desire to teach them a valuable lesson that will make an impression upon them and potentially set the course of their life straight.

Two Louisiana firms accused of involvement in alleged Stanford Ponzi scheme

A lawsuit was reportedly filed last week in federal court in Dallas against a Baton Rouge law firm and several New Orleans attorneys for allegedly playing a key role in helping prominent Texas financier Allen Stanford convince people to invest their retirement accounts in unsafe offshore investments.

Federal authorities seek funding to investigate mortgage fraud

The fallout from the real estate crisis will continue for years to come. After all, the numbers are staggering. There have been about 5 million homes foreclosed upon in the last five years. Another 11 million homeowners are underwater are their mortgages. And in many areas of the country, prices continue to go down.

February off to a violent start in Baton Rouge

The first weekend of February was marked by a rash of violence. Two people were injured after a shooting at Am-Mart Seafood in Baton Rouge following an argument. In a separate shooting a 19-year-old was killed near a new apartment complex.

Young man arrested after shooting, charged with attempted first-degree murder

On Wednesday, Baton Rouge Police arrested a teenager accused of being involved in a shooting which resulted in the severe injury of the 15-year-old son a Metro Councilman. The boy was reportedly injured last Friday, when according to court documents, two teens robbed him and two of his friends at gunpoint.

Jindal aide to enter first-time offender diversion program on DWI charges

A top aide to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will soon begin a pre-trial program for drunk-driving offenders in lieu of going to trial on charges of DWI. As our Baton Rouge readers know, the official-Paul Rainwater-was arrested last December.

Repeat drug offender from Baton Rouge gets 30 years in jail

A 41-year-old Baton Rouge was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison, to be followed by eight years of supervised release, for drug-related offenses. His story shows that authorities in Louisiana and elsewhere take drug violations very seriously, but it also shows that some people have no other choice in life but to go down a path they know is wrong.

Infamous Louisiana capital murder retrial nears conclusion

On New Year's Day in 2003, a now 41-year-old Louisiana man broke into the home of a 70-year-old retired minister, killed him and seriously injured the minister's 68-year-old wife so that he and his girlfriend could rob their home.

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