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 1997 News Releases

News Release #080

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 080

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

The opinions handed down on the 19th day of September, 1997 , are as follows:

PER CURIAM :

96-K - 2650 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. VALENTINE KALIE (Parish of East Baton Rouge)

The decision of the First Circuit is therefore vacated, the judgment of the district court denying the motion to suppress is reinstated, and this case is remanded for further proceedings.

REVERSED; JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT REINSTATED; CASE REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

96-KO- 2953 c/w 97-K - 0158 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DONALD J. VALE (Parish of Jefferson)

Accordingly, relator's conviction and sentence are reversed and this case is remanded to the district court for further proceedings in accord with the law. CONVICTION AND SENTENCE REVERSED; CASE REMANDED.

JOHNSON, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

97-B - 1002 IN RE: EDDIE G. CRAWFORD

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Accordingly, it is ordered that respondent be suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year and one day, commencing upon the date of finality of this judgment. It is further ordered that respondent pay restitution in the total amount of $500 to Donna Comeaux Anderson and Carl Anderson, Sr. Respondent's payment of full restitution or efforts to make restitution will be considered if respondent applies for reinstatement. Additionally, respondent is ordered to pay all disciplinary costs from his previous six month suspension prior to any application for reinstatement. All costs of the present proceedings are assessed to respondent.

KIMBALL, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

97-B - 1056 IN RE: JEFFREY P. LEBLANC

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Accordingly, it is ordered that respondent, Jeffrey P. LeBlanc, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of eighteen months. All costs of these proceedings are assessed against respondent.

LEMMON, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

97-B - 1152 IN RE: CHARLES H. WHITE

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Accordingly, it is ordered that respondent, Charles H. White, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year, to be followed by a two-year period of supervised probation under the conditions recommended by the disciplinary board.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

97-B - 1304 IN RE: JOSE L. CASTRO

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Accordingly, it is ordered that the name of Jose L. Castro be stricken from the roll of attorneys and his license to practice law in the State of Louisiana be revoked effective the date of his interim suspension, June 7, 1996. All costs of these proceedings are assessed to respondent.

CALOGERO, C.J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, 3.

 

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