We have some filings in USA v Perdigao we found interesting. Before I get to them I’m going to back up and provide some links so our new readers can catch up on this case. Quite simply this complex of cases has all the makings of a first class Louisiana political scandal that makes the Dickie Scruggs saga look like childs play. We also welcome our new readers including those from NASA, NOAA, The State Department, Texas and Universities across the country too numerous to count.
For case background I would start here and here though Nowdy tells me her favorite Sop post title of all times (that happens to be our first on the subject) is here. For my money Nowdy’s post on the subject here is excellent. James Gill, columnist for the New Orleans Times Picayune boils the case down well as we profiled here:
Perdigao alleged that Guidry, his client at Adams and Reese, bought himself a break by giving $1 million to U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, long-time mentor to then-U.S. Attorney Eddie Jordan.
Whether that is true or not, Guidry sure did well for himself, when Jordan agreed to a deal that gave him the minor inconvenience of five months in a half-way house. More importantly to Guidry, according to Perdigao, the deal allowed him to keep all but $3.5 million of the $100 million he made after bribing Edwards for his license.
Perdigao now adds some juicy details to the bribery story, relating how he saw Guidry fill a bag with cash that had been hidden under some tiles in the bathroom of his Harvey penthouse.
Guidry, according to Perdigao’s complaint, would drop off bags of moolah under the back steps at Jefferson’s house.
Other posts we have done as this story has unfolded can be found here, here (we made the front page of the T-P), and here. You can find all the posts by typing Perdigao in the search box at the top of the blog.
As the post title implies Jamie Perdigao has invited Robert Guidry to his criminal trial via subpoena along with his former law firm Adams and Reese and gaming company Pinnacle Entertainment. The document’s requested fit the general allegations Mr Perdigao has made against Mr Guidry and his former firm. Given that he left A&R with copies of tickets fixed by Adams and Reese partner and former court of appeals candidate Ronald Sholes one suspects team Perdigao would have a good idea if anything on his wish list was sandbagged or conveniently lost.
Slabbed will continue to cover this case and the related civil RICO action against Adams and Reese as events unfold.