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Letten Top Assistant Demoted Over Blogs

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten confirms his top assistant, Jan Mann, improperly posted blog comments on the website Nola.com.

The comments are at the center of a lawsuit, filed by landfill owner Fred Heebe.

Heebe claims Mann used the handle “eweman” to post comments that were defamatory about Heebe and his family.

Heebe is at the center of a federal investigation.

He already filed a similar lawsuit against another federal prosecutor, Sal Perricone, who resigned his position.

Letten says Mann is now no longer in any supervisory positions in his office.