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DoJ files appeal to keep Danziger convictions

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed an appeal against a ruling by Federal Judge Kurt Engelhardt that overturned the conviction of the defendants in the Danziger Bridge Shooting Case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Engelhardt threw out the convictions citing misconduct on the part of the prosecution stemming from anonymous internet postings by then-Federal Prosecutor Sal Perricone.

The appeal was filed Thursday, but did not detail the argument of the Federal Government for overturning Judge Engelhardt’s ruling.