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Former Jefferson Parish Assistant District Attorney Sentenced for Unauthorized Access to Information by Use of a Computer

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 22, 2009
  • Eastern District of Louisiana (504) 680-3000

NEW ORLEANS, LA—PERRY BOOTH, IV, age 44, a resident of Gretna, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court by the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan to two (2) years probation and ordered to pay a $3,000 fine for Unauthorized Access to Information by Use of a Computer, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the court documents, on September 22, 2009, BOOTH pled guilty as charged to a bill of information on admitting that while employed as an Assistant District Attorney for Jefferson Parish, he copied the license plate number of the victim after a near accident on I-10 near Gulfport, Mississippi. BOOTH then caused an investigator in the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office to access a confidential law enforcement computer data base to input the license number and obtain the name and address of the victim. The investigator believed that the request was for a valid law enforcement purpose. The defendant then sent a threatening letter to the victim at his home which made reference to the traffic incident in Mississippi.

U.S. Attorney Letten expressed his gratitude to District Attorney Paul Connick and the staff of the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office for their cooperation and partnership in this and other investigations.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the Chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force Unit, Mark A. Miller and Kevin G. Boitmann.

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