Trial of former DEA agent Chad Scott ends in mistrial

Trial of former DEA agent Chad Scott ends in mistrial
Source: Gray Media

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A mistrial has been declared in the trial of a former DEA agent.

The jury could not come to a unanimous verdict when it came to allegations against Chad Scott.

Scott is accused in a seven-year conspiracy to steal property and money taken during investigations.

Federal prosecutors will now have to determine whether or not to retry Scott on those charges. They also may consider whether to move forward with a second, separate trial that was expected later this year.

According to our partners | The Times-Picayune, Scott faced two counts of falsification of government records, related to a Ford pickup truck the prosecutors said was “a gift ... from a dope dealer,” three counts of obstruction of justice -- related to accusations Scott induced false testimony at a hearing and trial for an alleged drug supplier, Jorge Perralta -- and two counts of perjury, related to Scott’s testimony in the Perralta case.

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