Tim Whitmer has a new attorney – oh, by the way, a JP School Board member testified before federal grand jury

FOX 8 confirmed that former CAO Tim Whitmer has a new attorney. Whitmer replaced former district attorney candidate, Ralph Capitelli with well known criminal attorney Pat Fanning. Whitmer’s insurance business is what started the federal investigation into Jefferson Parish government.

The big story on Fox 8 was Jefferson Parish probe widens to school board and we’ll get to that after we take a look at Whitmer’s new attorney – and, to think, only a few hours ago I passed on Searchhound’s suggestion because I’m just learning my way around Jefferson Parish.  However, Capitelli rang a bell and with help from Google®, I learned the bell it rang was Perdigao v Adams&Reese. ” Capitelli represented casino owner Robert Guidry, who pleaded guilty to bribing…[former Louisiana Governor Edwin]…Edwards in exchange for a riverboat license.”

Mr. Fanning was one of Capitelli’s supporters when he ran for District Attorney.  Capitelli also had the support of Harry Connick, Sr., and, like everything thus far in the unfolding story of Jefferson Parish, there’s a connection there.  Actually, there’s also a connection to Perdigao.  Fanning represented former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial: Continue reading “Tim Whitmer has a new attorney – oh, by the way, a JP School Board member testified before federal grand jury”