Friday, January 08, 2010

A Good Choice

Gambit's "New Orleanian of the Year"

From their January 4, 2010 cover story:

The mere mention of Letten's name sends shivers down the spines of crooked pols and evokes cheers from citizens, but he gives all the credit to his staff, fellow prosecutors, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies. While his office has amassed an impressive record on many fronts since Katrina, 2009 was a banner year for Letten and his team of modern-day Untouchables: more than a dozen high-profile criminal indictments and trials against political crooks from every corner of southeast Louisiana — and major investigations are, says Letten in his best Eliot Ness game face, "ongoing."

He's been a busy man these past two years: Here's a link of the 2009 activity for the office of the Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney's office.

The listing of criminals is not just comprised of notable names like Greg Meffert and his crew, former Mandeville Mayor Eddie "DWI" Price , Derrick "clean cash" Shepherd , Bill "buy the little lady a car" Hubbard and that wacky family of crooks, the Jeffersons (moving on down), but your typical everyday sleaze bags, too.

Thanks Gambit for recognizing Mr. Letten and his office.