Now folks does anyone seriously think these type shenanigans could happen if the local DA wasn’t alseep at the switch or perhaps even profiting from mutually beneficial business relationships? Our sources are telling us we’ll be hearing more about Paul Connick. Meantime lets check in with Richard Raineyat the Times Picayune for the latest:
Lagniappe Industries, the private insurance company of former Jefferson Parish chief administrator Tim Whitmer, not only paid former parish presidents Aaron Broussard and Tim Coulon for work but also paid an employee of the district attorney’s office, which is assisting federal authorities in their Lagniappe investigation.
Ronnie Burke, executive assistant to District Attorney Paul Connick Jr., made $600 monthly from Lagniappe, according to newly released records. His brother is Gary Burke, whose B&A Insurance split commissions with Lagniappe on a West Jefferson Medical Center policy even though B&A’s contract with the hospital banned commission splitting. Ronnie Burke’s nephew is Sean Burke, an aide to Parish Council Chairman John Young.
Payroll records show Lagniappe paid Ronnie Burke from January 2007 through July 2008. They do not reflect Burke’s duties for the brokerage.
They also show that Broussard made $7,000 from Lagniappe — $2,000 more than he previously disclosed.
Connick said Dec. 17 that his office was assisting federal authorities in the investigation. “Anything we get is automatically shared with them,” he said Tuesday, while adding that he had not examined the new records identifying Burke.
Burke told Connick after a reporter’s call Tuesday that he did insurance work for Lagniappe Industries on a Kenner municipal insurance policy, Connick said. Whitmer, in an e-mail message Tuesday night, agreed, saying: “The payments Ronnie Burke received from Lagniappe (were) associated with the Kenner account only.”
Right guys, keep them lies straight now hear. I rather suspect Mr Connick is wondering which show will drop next. Stay tuned.
Hey Sup we’re going to need some popcorn for this. Trust me this is gonna make that McCarty-State Farm stuff in Florida look tame.