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News & Announcements: 2013-09

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September 17, 2013
  ORDER AND REASONS Before the Court is the Motion for New Trial (Rec. Doc. 963) originally urged by defendant Arthur Kaufman, and joined in by the other defendants in this matter who were tried and convicted in 2011 (hereinafter referred to as "Defendants" or "the defendants). The government opposes this motion. (Rec. Doc. 1007.) The Court heard oral argument on the defendants' motion on June 13, 2012 (Rec. Doc. 1020). A detailed recounting of subsequent events is set forth in this Court's Order and Reasons dated November 26,2012 (Rec. Doc. 1070). As an expected result of that Order, the Court is in receipt of additional information to which it was not privy at the time of its last Order. With such information and for the reasons stated herein, IT IS ORDERED that Defendants' motion is GRANTED. ... more Full Page View
September 3, 2013
On April 3, 2013, the Judges of this Court voted unanimously to consolidate the United States Probation Office and the U. S. Pretrial Services Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The office will now be known as the United States Probation Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. On July 10, 2013, the en banc court selected Kito J. Bess to serve as Chief of the consolidated office. Full Page View