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Garrison's Plea Bargains

In 1961, Garrison was elected as the city's district attorney. He developed a good reputation and in his first two years he never lost a case.

Jim Garrison wrote about his success: (page 26 of the Kindle version of On the Trail of the Assassins)

NEARLY THREE YEARS PASSED.
These were years of great satisfaction for me. We had rebuilt a bucolic D.A.’s office into a crackerjack operation. The office had gone three years without losing a homicide case—and it would be eight more years before we lost our first one.

Garrison's successor had a very different view:

New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 30, 1996

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