Fred Heebe claims Jan Mann, Jim Letten's second-in-command, defamed him in anonymous online posts
A local landfill owner charges in a lawsuit that a second federal prosecutor defamed him in anonymous online posts.
Fred Heebe of New Orleans makes the allegation against Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Maselli Mann in a lawsuit filed Friday in civil district court.
Sal Perricone, another assistant federal prosecutor accused of similar behavior by Heebe, resigned in March after acknowledging he anonymously posted comments on a newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases.
Neither U.S. Attorney Jim Letten nor Mann responded immediately to a telephone request for comment.
Letten removed his office from a federal investigation of Heebe's landfill in April after Perricone admitted to his online postings.
Heebe has not been charged with a crime.
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