| Oct 6, 2010
A federal appeals court has ruled thatprosecutors can question longtime political operative MoseJefferson about his bribery convictions if he testifies during histrial in a separate racketeering case.
Wednesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
| Jan 12, 2011
A longtime New Orleans political operativewho is gravely ill with cancer asked a federal judge Wednesday topostpone his trial on charges he conspired to steal hundreds ofthousands of dollars in government grant money earmarked forcharitable and...
| Feb 23, 2011
Former City Councilwoman and State Representative Renee Gill Pratt could learn her fate as early as Wednesday. This is despite the fact that the prosecution filed a motion to suspend deliberations in the case.
Two motions were filed Tuesday in court....
| Jul 11, 2011
| 4:12 PM
For the second time this year former New Orleans Councilwoman and State Rep. Renee Gill Pratt reported to federal court for trial.
Gill Pratt is accused of conspiring with the family of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson to steal more than a million...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Jury selection wrapped up Tuesday afternoon at federal court in New Orleans for the retrial of former Councilwoman and State Rep. Renee Gill Pratt. U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle spent the day individually questioning potential jurors,...
| Jul 15, 2011
Today Angela Coleman was too sick to testify against Renee Gill Pratt. Sitting outside the courtroom, visibly in pain, Coleman was sent home. Her mother Betty Jefferson says they recently found out Coleman has an illness, but still are unsure what it is....
| Jul 25, 2011
| 12:55 PM
After two hours of deliberation, a jury found former councilwoman and State Rep. Renee Gill Pratt guilty of one count of conspiring to violate the RICO Act.
The two and a half week trial wrapped up Monday at Federal Court after the judge declared a...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 10:38 AM
When former State Representative and City Council President Renee Gill Pratt was found guilty for conspiring to loot Central City Charities this week, it marked the end of an era. Not so much the Gill Pratt era, but the era of Bill Jefferson and his...
| Nov 30, 2009
A federal judge refused Monday to order a new trial for political operative Mose Jefferson, who was convicted of bribing a former New Orleans school board president for her support in awarding school contracts.
U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon...
| Jun 5, 2009
A former Louisiana lawmaker and three relatives of a former congressman have pleaded not guilty to federal racketeering charges.
Former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt and a brother, sister and niece of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson were arraigned...
| Jun 9, 2009
A former Louisiana congressman's brother asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the racketeering conspiracy case against him, his girlfriend and two of his relatives, calling it a politically motivated prosecution.
Arthur Lemann III, one of Mose...
| Jul 16, 2009
A former Louisiana congressman's brother is asking a federal judge to postpone his bribery trial until after his trial for a separate racketeering conspiracy case.
Mose Jefferson's trial on charges he bribed a former New Orleans school board president...