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March 18, 2016

Louisiana AG Ends State Legal Contracts with Private Law Firms of District Attorneys

Louisiana AG Jeff Landry has severed ties with the private law firms of district attorneys who were previously contracted to provide legal services to the state under private contract. Those contracts had been put in place by Landry’s predecessor, James “Buddy” Caldwell.

“The average person looks at these private contracts and thinks they were curried through political positioning,” said Landry.

Landry has criticized Caldwell’s contracting with several private attorneys “who were paid approximately $40 million by the state for work involving the 2010 BP Gulf oil spill,” reports the Louisiana Record.

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