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LA: Leon Cannizzaro in Midst of Major Ethical Scrutiny

LA: Leon Cannizzaro in Midst of Major Ethical Scrutiny

It has been a long few weeks for Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro. Since we last checked in on his problematic leadership, public pressure has focused and intensified, like sunlight through a magnifying glass. On April 26, 2017, a New Orleans...

CA: Orange County Snitch Scandal Grows in Depth and Breadth

CA: Orange County Snitch Scandal Grows in Depth and Breadth

The Open File has taken stock of the ongoing jailhouse informant scandal surrounding the Orange County District Attorney’s office and the Orange County Sheriff’s office with some regularity over the past few years. Remarkably, the fallout continues three years after...

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