Charles Maldonado covers the city of New Orleans and other local government bodies. He previously worked for Gambit, New Orleans’ alternative newsweekly, where he covered city hall, criminal justice and public health. Before moving to New Orleans, he covered state and local government for weekly papers in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.
The federal lawsuit says the use of fake subpoenas by Orleans Parish prosecutors was “widespread and systemic.” Prosecutors obtained arrest warrants for 10 people because they ignored fake subpoenas, according to the suit Six were jailed, sometimes for days without seeing a judge.By Charles Maldonado
The DA’s office delivered the notice to the girl’s house. When her lawyer told the prosecutor to leave the girl alone, the prosecutor got a real subpoena and had it delivered to the girl at school. The prosecutor said he was obligated to interview the victim in order to do his job.By Charles Maldonado