DA Leon Cannizzaro statement on Ashley Crawford
June 24, 2019
For Immediate Release

Contact: Ken Daley, Public Information

DA Leon Cannizzaro statement on Ashley Crawford

“Our office has been made aware by the Louisiana Supreme Court that Ms. Ashley Crawford of the Orleans Public Defenders office has been falsely portraying herself as a licensed attorney in Louisiana. Practicing law without a license, as Ms. Crawford appears to have done on more than 100 cases across all 12 sections of Criminal District Court, is both a criminal offense and a violation of the public trust in the criminal justice system. We are investigating these allegations as a criminal matter and have requested that the Orleans Public Defenders preserve and deliver all evidence relative to this complaint. As this is an open case, we have no further comment at this time.”