Assistant U.S. Attorney is Nola.com commenter 'Henry L. Mencken 1951'
US Attorney Jim Letten today confirmed that one of his office's employees ? Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone ? has been commenting on The Times-Picayune's Nola.com using the handle "Henry L. Mencken 1951."
"On Tuesday, March 13, 2012 following press accounts of a legal filing in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Assistant United States Attorney Salvador Perricone acknowledged for the first time that he has in fact been the sole user of the Nola.com identifier Henry L. Mencken 1951," Letten said, reading from a prepared statement.
Letten said he confronted Perricone after it was reported that River Birch landfill owner Fred Heebe filed a defamation suit against Perricone.? [ Read more ]
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