Drug Court Test Fraud Investigated In New Orleans

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Federal investigators in New Orleans are questioning officials at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court about an alleged scheme in which a defense lawyer and a former court-employed drug counselor asked people on probation for money and offered to make it look as if they passed a urine drug test that they never took, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Probationers recently came to court officials complaining of "something being afoot," said Chief Judge Calvin Johnson. "In our system we have checks and balances," Johnson said. "Maybe it's possible for a case manager to fudge a drug test . . .

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