Remember the story from last spring about a top assistant AUSA in New Orleans who lost his job for making anonymous derogatory blog posts about a Louisiana landfill owner under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's office? Well, turns out he was not alone. The first assistant was demoted in November for similar conduct. And now, the U.S. attorney himself, Jim Letten, has resigned. Here's the thread of Times-Picayune stories on the scandal.
Main Justice describes Letten's corruption-busting successes and quotes him as giving these very NOLAesque thoughts about the scandal:
We have the weirdest problems, the strangest challenges, the damnedest struggles. So, maybe, just maybe, this event is consistent with that.