Ex-New Orleans U.S. Atty. John Volz Who Prosecuted Governor and Crime Boss Dies at Age 74

By Allan Lengel

Former New Orleans U. S Attorney John Volz, who prosecuted such notablesĀ  as crime boss Carlos Marcello, former Gov. Edwin Edwards and former New Orleans District Attorney Harry Connick, died in Tulsa Saturday morning after a lengthy illness, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported. The Carter appointee was 74.

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk, who worked for Mr. Volz in the U.S. Attorney’s office, said Mr. Volz was an honorable man who loved his family and friends.

“As U.S. attorney there was only one trail he followed – the trail of evidence,” U.S. District Judge Lance Africk, who worked for Volz in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, told the Picayune. “He was a fearless advocate for the community. And he was fearless when it came to public corruption cases.”

Mr. Volz, a New Orleans native, held the job from 1978 to 1990, the paper reported. In recent years, he worked as an administrative law judge in Tulsa, until his retirement in December, the paper reported.

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