The creativity of prosecutors who know no bounds never ceases to amaze me. Finally, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by the New Orleans Advocate, we have access to a 150 plus page report of the Office of Professional Responsibility within the Department of Justice addressing the astonishing conduct of former senior federal prosecutors in New Orleans in several high profile cases–including the Danzinger Bridge case and the River Birch matter.
Even though it is heavily redacted, the report excoriates former First Assistant United States Attorney Jan Mann and former AUSA Sal Perricone, both of whom resigned in disgrace, after a target of their investigation sued them for posting slanderous comments online using aliases. Compounding their misconduct, Ms. Mann even lied to her superiors and judges about it all.
The Louisiana Bar has done nothing yet–it’s only been three years! For the details, please see my article in the New York Observer.
Meanwhile, LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice repeatedly hits #1 Amazon best-seller in Law/Ethics, Judicial Branch, and True Crime/White Collar.
It has been mentioned recently in the National Law Journal, in a New Jersey paper discussing the indictment of Senator Menendez, and in the Huffington Post discussing corruption in Orange County California.