Letten Top Assistant Demoted Over Blogs

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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.