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NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Jim Letten in New Orleans said Thursday he was resigning, apparently the result of an online comment scandal involving his office.

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New Orleans city councilman resigns

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U.S. prosecutor resigns over Web postings

NEW ORLEANS, March 21 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor in New Orleans has resigned amid an investigation into his use of an online alias to post inflammatory comments on a Web site.

Man charged with threatening Obamas

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Feds investigate Orleans Levee Board

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Edwards may wear electronic monitor

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards Thursday faced the prospect of wearing an electronic monitor until he reports to prison to serve a 10-year sentence for extorting riverboat casino license applicants. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the flight risk for Ed
Jim Letten
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Jim Letten field questions from the media during a press conference at the Port of New Orleans after Gonzales met with law enforcement officials in New Orleans August 21, 2006. A rising crime wave has engulfed the area in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, prompting Gov. Kathleen Blanco to deploy the National Guard to patrol city streets. (UPI Photo/A.J. Sisco)

Jim Letten is U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

After finishing his law degree at the Tulane University School of Law, Letten worked for Orleans Parish District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr. for four years and then began his career as a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. He was involved in the successful prosecution of former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and former state representative David Duke.

Letten is a Republican, having been appointed to the U.S. Attorney's position by President George W. Bush. Nonetheless, when Republicans lost the Presidency to Democrat Barack Obama in 2008, many Democrats, including U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, took the unusual step of urging the new President to ignore partisan labels and reappoint Letten.

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