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  When a Prosecutor Makes Comments Online About a Case.
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ContributorBrandonius Maximus 
Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Mar 20, 2012 07:26pm
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AuthorJoe Palazzolo
News DateWednesday, March 21, 2012 01:25:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionLaw Blog tip for prosecutors: Don’t bash the owner of a company your office is investigating in online comments in your local newspaper — even if you use a lame pseudonym.

Sal Perricone, a veteran prosecutor in the U.S. attorney’s office in New Orleans, was using the handle “Henry L. Mencken1951″ — yes, we love Mencken, but not as cover for someone else — to post nasty comments about one Fred Heebe, the co-owner of a landfill under federal investigation.

Heebe has not been accused of wrongdoing, but an executive at his River Birch landfill is charged with plotting to defraud a construction management company, according to the AP.
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