Federal Judge Thomas Porteous, his secretary, and various New Orleans judicial miscreant activities is reproduced in total with a tip of the SLABBED hat to Law and Grace:
U.S. Atty. Jim Letten, must be proud of doctoring the facts and evidence from the “Operation Wrinkled Robe” / Gretna Louisiana Courthouse / Bail Bonds Unlimited scandals which concealed Judge Thomas Porteous, preventing Porteous from the same fate as his former judges, sheriffs, and other affiliates who went to jail. Diligence in doctoring the “Operation Wrinkled Robe” facts, prior to sending them to the FEDS in Washington also helped Porteous’ secretary, as Porteous went on to become a federal judge, continue his illegal activities; and now his handsome salary despite being evicted from his federal bench. Even more appalling is the fact that all these years, Porteous had been destroying certain peoples’ lives and ruining businesses. I have no doubt that U. S. Senator David Vitter is happy that –in reward for covering for Vitter and the other “Johns” involved in the Canal Street Brothel– Vitter secured U.S. Atty Letten’s placement at the New Orleans location INjustice Department. As it pertains to Porteous’ secretary who apparently thought she should continue being employed as ?somebody’s federal secretary? and she filed a lawsuit to get her job. One would think that she would see a problem with the fact that she helped Porteous to abuse litigants, or maybe this revelation: “Secretary for federal judge Thomas Porteous paid his gambling debts” http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/10/judges_secretary_paid_his_bill.html
It is a loathsome reality how the New Orleans ‘INjustice’ Department untiringly, repeatedly conceals horrific New Orleans federal court judicial abuses. If the oppressive, unconstitutional, abuses of authority and dishonesty of federal judges like A.J. McNamara, Lance Africk, Kurt Engelhardt, Dougla$$ Dodd, Alma Chasez and others became exposed to the public (not exposed to Letten so Letten can cover it up), it would be evident that these judges don’t belong on federal benches either!
Further, as I will go on to clarify, it’s probably confusing to Porteous (and to most reasonable thinking people) how come certain New Orleans Criminal court judges with well-published wrong doings, have not received any consequences. For instance, it is astonishing how Criminal Judge Bigelow not only refused to disqualify himself from the Hurricane Katrina NOPD criminal shootings case –despite the myriad reasons why recusing himself was the only proper thing to do, Bigelow had no qualms about fortifying his reputation of being an unjust judge when he UNJUSTLY dismissed the criminal charges against those New Orleans police officers. Five years later, the victims and their families are beginning to encounter some semblance of justice –mainly because the truth became exposed due to the 4-part series called “Law & Disorder” that was published in Times-Picayune in December 2009, in collaboration with ProPublica and PBS’ “Frontline”. *Despite the spin which makes it seem like Jim Letten was the hero -NOT.
Moreover, it is a Louisiana reality that, practically for any wrong that occurs to a person or a business for which judicial remedies are required, all that’s needed for a good outcome is to hire a lawyer who has the greater influence with the judges! (Big Oil knows it can be certain that a judge will ‘look out’ for Big Oil’s interests.) Even if the judge doesn’t help certain companies / individuals, the judge will help his lawyer friends make lots of $$$$$$ from litigation. Yet, often the crafty lawyer drags out cases and pretends it is the opponent or the “pro se” party who is “costing taxpayers’ money”.
Example: When Louisiana “foreclosure mill” lawyers file fraudulent foreclosures using whatever name they desire in order to sometimes personally gain possession of Louisiana homes, they know that judges don’t care if “Mary had a little lamb” was the name that the lawyers use as foreclosure plaintiff. And “Mary had a little lamb” could also be utilized as the “Mover” in Bankruptcy Court by foreclosure mills in “Motions To Lift Automatic Stay.” Yet, to the contrary, no matter how delinquent might be the debt payment, it is not lawful to repossess / foreclose movable or immovable property by use of an entity which lacks lawful lien. Particularly, liens MUST be recorded in compliance with Uniform Codes and Louisiana Statutes before, that is before an “Executory” Proceeding is proper; otherwise –particularly if Bankruptcy is filed, repossessions should be “Ordinary” Proceeding so that others with “ranking” can be able to claim any entitled proceeds. In Louisiana, foreclosure mill lawyers are delighted when owners of property –confiscated via unlawful methods– challenge those lawyers in court (the ‘established’ method for raising one’s challenge.
Scores of people are exiled (unlawfully –they have never lawfully lost ownership of their properties) from Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina became the fraudulent means by which “land grab” went down! One might ask how would a lender get anything out of it if the lawyers wound up with the property or if the lawyer fees exceeded the loan? Simply look at how Wells Fargo Mortgage company does it: Create a false IRS form 1099-A (aside from the likelihood that the property note has been sold / paid through the years.) Alarmingly, appallingly about all those fraudulent form 1099-A’s which are submitted to the IRS with people’s names and social security numbers, is that all those people will unjustly face A HUGE tax bill.
The association of all this with Federal Judge Thomas Porteous is that the foregoing racket begins at Parish Courts, and always wounds up at Federal Courts in New Orleans –the venue where the REAL money, fraud, kickbacks, real estate racketeering, Lehman Brothers, Wells Fargo, Freddie Mac, etc., dealings go down! –and New Orleans Clerk of Court, DALE N. ATKINS (*see: “Dangerous Clerk of Court Dale Atkins, Killing Us Softly), is a prominent instrument toward this federal court injustice! The foregoing is a succinct depiction of one aspect of unlawful, outright criminal Federal Court activity for which –in the past five years, Thomas Porteous was really not a participant!
Considering all this, who can blame Porteous for not comprehending why he is being impeached, or what a riddle it must be for criminals on the street to be penalized while the ELITE crooks are being congratulated –and some are even given immunity? I think the mantra might be true: No Justice, No Peace. By the way, although NOT a surprise, people sitting in jail must be scratching their heads at the latest development in yesterday’s news story: “Two lawyers in Thomas Porteous impeachment trial granted immunity” http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/07/two_lawyers_in_thomas_porteous.html