Former New Orleans City Councilwoman Renee Gill Pratt asked Thursday for a new trial in her federal corruption case, arguing that former prosecutor Sal Perricone "was inciting the prejudice" against her with anonymous comments posted on NOLA.com.Basically we're at a point where any politician who has ever been the subject of an unflattering opinion expressed online is automatically immune from prosecution. That's just how democracy works now.
In a motion filed by her attorney, Michael Fawer, she seeks an evidentiary hearing to explore how Perricone's conduct and his comments about Gill Pratt's case tainted her indictments and trial. The motion also said the government leaked information to the press about related cases involving members of the family of ex-Congressman William Jefferson.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Justice system works fine for elites
This probably serves to further illustrate the previous post. Here we see Renee Gill Pratt is deciding to employ the very popular
Chewbacca Perricone defense.