We Have Some New Filings in USA v Perdigao: Welcome to the Party Mr Guidry

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.

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11 thoughts on “We Have Some New Filings in USA v Perdigao: Welcome to the Party Mr Guidry”

  1. I suck up to you guys enough, but you are incredibly smart. Please watch how the election for La. Supreme Court unfolds: the Belsome/Guidry/Kuhn seat.

  2. Belsome is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers’ Association. If he wins, it’s a clear signal that Louisiana wants to contribute even more to its reputation as a business-unfriendly fiefdom.

  3. Adams and Reese —

    Skimming R Us for a Piece O Pie

    I see there is a hearing scheduled for November 7, 2008.

    Thanks for the posting. Always interesting.

  4. I am not a member of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. I’d also like to know how Louisiana is known as “business unfriendly,” particularly when all punitive damages (except for drunk driving and child molestation) have been stripped from our laws because of the strong LABI lobby.

  5. Wasn ‘t Jimmy Kuhn a law partner of Calvin Fayard (class action lawyer) in Denham Springs?

    I bet more businesses would locate in Louisiana if the defense firms didn’t churn the billing.

  6. Several motions filed by both sides over the last couple of days. The following order was posted today:

    ORDER as to James G Perdigao – Status Conference shall be held in chambers on 10/2/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. The parties should be prepared to discuss the scheduling for the Defendant’s Motion for Hearing Renewed and Amended Motion for Adversary Hearing, Specifying Relief Desired and Moving to Schedule Proceedings for Return of Property (Rec. Doc. No. 144), currently scheduled for December 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Signed by Judge Eldon E. Fallon on 9/29/08.

  7. Here’s the docket since 9/26/2008 for those of you who can’t access Pacer:

    09/26/2008 138 MOTION for Disclosure of Electronic Eavesdropping or Other Similar Surveillance by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 11/5/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit Verified Claim of Unlawful Acts and Demand for Relief, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 139 MOTION to Compel Disclosure of Defendant’s Statement Pursuant to Rule 16(a) by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 10/29/2008 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A,B,C,D, # 3 Exhibit Certificate of Counsel Pursuant to Local Rule 12, # 4 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) Modified on 9/29/2008 (dno, ). (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 140 MOTION for Disclosure of Non-Privileged Jury Information by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 11/5/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 141 MOTION for Disclosure /Production of Evidence Favorable to the Defendant and Documents Furnished to the Court In Camera by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 10/29/2008 11:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) Modified on 9/29/2008 (dno, ). (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 142 MOTION to Extend Deadline for Filing Pre-Trial Motions by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 11/5/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 143 DEFICIENT DOCUMENT – MOTION in Limine & Memo in support of excluding evidence, references or inferences unreleated to the charges or a relevant defense by USA as to James G Perdigao. (Mann, James) Modified on 9/29/2008 (dno, ). (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/26/2008 144 Amended MOTION for Hearing Renewed and Amended Motion for Adversary Hearing, Specifying Relief Desired and Moving to Schedule Proceedings for Return of Property by James G Perdigao. Motion Hearing set for 12/17/2008 02:00 PM before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, # 3 Notice of Hearing)(Wessel, William) (Entered: 09/26/2008)

    09/29/2008 145 Correction of Docket Entry by Clerk re 139 MOTION to Compel Disclosure of Defendant’s Statement Pursuant to Rule 16(a) MOTION to Compel Disclosure of Defendant’s Statement Pursuant to Rule 16(a), 141 MOTION for Disclosure /Production of Evidence Favorable to the Defendant and Documents Furnished to the Court In Camera – Filing attorney selected incorrect judicial officer for hearing. When setting a motion for hearing there is a reminder message ‘Be sure to select the correct Judge or Magistrate Judge:’. Motions are set to be heard before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr. on 10/29/08 at 11:00AM. Judge Moore hears all discovery related criminal motions. Clerk has taken corrective action and no further action is necessary. (dno, ) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 146 EXPARTE/CONSENT MOTION to Enroll Brian M. Klebba as Counsel of Record by USA as to James G Perdigao. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Mann, James) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

    09/29/2008 147 MOTION in Limine TO EXCLUDE EVIDENCE, REFERENCES OR INFERENCES UNRELATED TO THE CHARGES OR A RELEVANT DEFENSE by USA as to James G Perdigao. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support)(Mann, James) (Entered: 09/29/2008)

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