In August of 2002, the State of Louisiana brought a 21-count indictment against Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom. The indictment included counts of bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering and felony theft.

At a preliminary hearing, the trial court dismissed the two money-laundering counts and sought to proceed to trial on the remaining counts. However, state prosecutors refused to participate in jury selection and try the case without the money laundering counts. In response, the trial judge threatened to hold state prosecutors in contempt of court and dismissed all pending charges against Commissioner Odom.

On appeal, the First Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the trial court.

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