Criminal District Judge Karen Herman also issued arrest warrants to two women after they disobeyed fake subpoenas.
Former DA Harry Connick said there's a big difference between the notices his prosecutors used and the ones sent under the current DA.
But Cannizzaro’s office will continue to search case files for the documents, a spokesman said.
They contend the defendant should get a new trial because the DA didn’t disclose two fake subpoenas and other evidence.
Cannizzaro’s lawyer argues a federal lawsuit should be tossed because no one’s civil rights were violated.
For months, the DA has said it’s too hard to find fake subpoenas. Now he’s trying.
He said The Lens’ request for documents issued over 16 months wasn’t unreasonable.
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.
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.
The district attorney wants the city to restore $600,000 cut from his budget.