Ok folks I’m sitting on around 10 posts worth of tips without alot of time to publish anything but I saw the Times Picayune ran a correction to yesterday’s story that dealt with former Jefferson parish President Aaron Broussard’s reported ownership in a Nova Scotia luxury vacation lodge that he allegedly rented to parish venders. Let’s start with the correction:
A photo caption in some Thursday editions of The Times-Picayune said that former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard owns a stake in a luxury development centered around Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia. An accompanying story quoted Bennett Powell, owner of a Metairie insurance claims adjusting firm that does business with Jefferson Parish, as saying that Broussard’s property was Trout Point Lodge. Charles Leary, managing director of Trout Point, said Broussard has no “ownership or management involvement with Trout Point Lodge, Limited.” Corporate records in Canada do not list Broussard as an officer of Trout Point Lodge Limited.
Fair enough but if that is the case then why are so many folks in Jefferson Parish publicly making these allegations against Broussard? Yet according to the original story linked above a gentleman named Charles Leary told Times Picayune reporter Richard Rainey:
…..Broussard, “does not and has never had any ownership or management involvement with Trout Point Lodge, Limited.” The message went on to say Broussard owns a “vacation home on the same road.”
That may be but Mr Broussard is quite the active part time resident if that is the case. It is also clear that Mssrs. Broussard and Leary are acquainted. Being a curious soul I noted Mr Leary had an email addy listed on that Billy Hills Trail Society page. Wondering what foodvacation.com was all about I ran the domain through Sam Spade and surprisingly ended up in Costa Rica.
I’m told Raphael is the kind of guy who looks before he leaps. Broussard may not own Trout Point but then again I’m not used to seeing such an international twist to owning a simple vacation house. Stay tuned.
It seems Mr Leary was so proud of his association with Mr Broussard on the Billy Hill Trail Society Board they broke the link faster than an insurance comapny denied their wind claims post Katrina. Those wanting to see what I linked above that documented Broussard’s association with Mr Leary in Nova Scotia should click here.
The google cache cleared out the page as well but luckily for the slabbed nation I also saved the page as a web archive which you can view by clicking here.