Timmy, Tommy and Michael all look to be going up the hill. Tommy was evidently let go by Baldwin Haspel per Sock’s recent comment.
Tom pOreteous will be going down hard folks. His refusal to resign exposes others like former Jefferson Parish DA John Mamoulides. I’ve enjoyed seeing the lightbulbs go off with some of the knowledgable folks I talk with who have been previously puzzled about my inquiries regarding the former DA.
Those with a stake in this very high stakes game are not sitting on their hands folks. Mr pOrteous, by his actions, intend to take others down with him. Mamoulides is one such example IMHO. This one has the makings of a real donnybrook so everyone get your popcorn ready.
Porteous, Mamoulides and Jack Capella are all long time Jefferson Parish political machine guys. Porteous practiced in Harahan to be precise, before running for judge on the 24th Judicial District. In Jefferson Parish having the DA on board has long been part of the successful path to getting on the bench. That trend may be changing though.
Capella was Mamo’s first assistant who ran for the job after Mamo retired. He was beat by Paul Connick and ended up working for the Superdome Commission as their lawyer and overlapped during that time with the Hornets. He now works for John Georges along with Timmy Porteous.
Speaking of Paul Connick, I think the above story also partly explains why John Young and Tom Capella reportedly hate each other.
My re$earch in thi$ area keep$ leading me back to Mr George$ ju$t like it did to Butch Ward and Fred Heebe as I followed the stench and money to the River Birch landfill back in the day. The reason politics in greater NOLA never seem to clean up is that the puppet masters turn over a lot less frequently than the politicians they own.
I have more coming folks so stay tuned. Meantime fire away in the comments with background.