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Peralta asks judge to revisit request to remove AG's office from corruption case

Peralta thinks the A.G. office should be removed from the case because A.G. Buddy Caldwell has what Peralta calls "personal and political interests" in the matter.  (Source: FOX 8 Graphic) Peralta thinks the A.G. office should be removed from the case because A.G. Buddy Caldwell has what Peralta calls "personal and political interests" in the matter. (Source: FOX 8 Graphic)

St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta wants a judge to revisit his request to have the attorney general's office barred from prosecution of his corruption case.

Peralta thinks the office should be removed from the case because Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has what Peralta calls "personal and political interests" in the matter. He claims Caldwell is friends with an opponent in Peralta's race for reelection.

Earlier this week, retired Lafourche Parish Judge Jerome Barbera refused to remove the Attorney General's office.

Peralta's 22 count indictment accuses him of malfeasance in office, extortion, obstruction of justice and abuse of office.

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