Former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Letten Lands at Tulane
By Mary Jacoby | February 14, 2013 2:53 am

Former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten will join the Tulane University School of Law, Louisiana news media are reporting.

His new title is Assistant Dean for Experiential Learning.

Letten stepped down last year after it was revealed that top prosecutors in his office had been making vitriolic anonymous online comments about targets of investigations on the New Orleans Times Picayune website.

As a career prosecutor, Letten said upon departure that he didn’t want to work as a defense lawyer at a private law firm.

Eastern District of Virginia First Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana Boente was appointed the interim head of the New Orleans office after Letten resigned. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La) recently recommended local lawyer Kenneth Polite Jr. to the White House to replace him permanently.


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