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Judge agrees to dismiss charges in landfill case


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has signed off on the Justice Department's decision to drop the embezzlement case against a Louisiana landfill executive and his brother-in-law.

Monday's order by U.S. District Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan marks the official end to a case marred by anonymous online comments posted by federal prosecutors.

Last Friday, federal prosecutors asked Berrigan to dismiss the indictment of River Birch landfill executive Dominick Fazzio and Mark Titus "with prejudice," meaning they cannot refile the charges. The New Orleans-based U.S. Attorney's office stepped aside from the case last year after the resignation of veteran prosecutor Sal Perricone.

He admitted he had been anonymously posting comments on a newspaper's website about judges, politicians and cases, including a broader probe involving the River Birch landfill.

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