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His own words help bring down New Orleans prosecutor
His own words help bring down New Orleans prosecutor

Sal Perricone always had something to prove. Growing up poor and Italian in a city dominated by Creoles and Anglos, Perricone found respect on the streets after high school by becoming a cop. He pulled graveyard shifts to put himself through college and eventually took night classes to earn a law degree while serving as a New Orleans police detective. The law degree helped him jump to the FBI, where he was a special agent for five years. In 1991 he landed at the U.S. attorney's office in New Orleans, crusading against fraud in a city as known for political corruption as it is for jazz. Over two decades, he went after the Mafia, cops, judges and even a former governor. He became one of...

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