A Louisiana attorney discipline board has recommended disbarment for a former longtime federal prosecutor who posted anonymous online comments on news articles about cases his office was pursuing, including a high-profile prosecution accusing New Orleans police officers of shooting unarmed city residents shortly after Hurricane Katrina.
In a recommendation made Tuesday to the Louisiana Supreme Court, the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board held that Salvador Perricone violated several professional conduct rules when he used various handles, such as “Legacyusa” and “Dramatis Personae,” to anonymously post comments on the website of New Orleans’ The Times-Picayune newspaper.
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