The Eastern District of Louisiana consists of the following thirteen (13) parishes located in South Louisiana: Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington.
Approximately 1,589,730 persons reside in the District, based upon data compiled by the State of Louisiana in 2010. The major metropolitan area in the District is the City of New Orleans (Orleans Parish), with a population of approximately 343,829. Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are by far the two largest urban areas in the Eastern District of Louisiana. As such, the majority of the Office's workload comes from these two parishes.
The New Orleans International Airport is located in Jefferson Parish, bringing the U. S. border into the District. Also, Interstate 10 traverses the District. International trade arrives in the District through the mouth of the Mississippi River at the Port of New Orleans and other ports along the river.
The New Orleans Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference recently honored United States Attorney General Eric Holder with the SCLC Martin Luther King Civil Rights plaque for "Outstanding Service to the American People". Joining SCLC chapter members were U.S. Attorney Jim Letten (third from left), Chapter President Reverend Norwood Thompson, Attorney General Eric Holder, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.
Daniel Mark Waghelstein was awarded the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal along with fellow Veterans. The Louisiana Honor Medal was presented by Gov. Bobby Jindal on April 8, 2011. Daniel Waghelstein is a former government Special Operations Forces operator, USAF Pararescue Specialist and US Marine Recon. He currently works as the Regional Security Specialist (RSS) for the United States Department of Justice (Executive Office for United States Attorneys/United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana).
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