I hate to admit it folks but I had the Meffert plea in my inbox early Sunday afternoon and took a pass since such tips are generally unreliable. When the news on the Greg Meffert guilty plea subsequently broke on Monday I immediately hopped in the car and headed for NOLA and my source, who reportedly hangs out around Lafayette Square with the Wino (when the Wino isn’t hanging out at Yenni). So I park and start walking, first down St Charles past the LeDale Hotel and then back to the Park. I then found a local watering hole and went in and there he was.
“You shudda listened to that tip I gave you about Meffert buddy. My sources are impeccable.” My attempt to explain that such tips have been unreliable for us in the past was interrupted with a “you shudda asked!” and he then told me who he overheard while lying in the gutter. So to make amends I bought the guy Colt 45 and made my way back to my vehicle wondering what to do with the info I had.
And I kept pondering until earlier this evening, when I saw this Frank Donze story which highlighted Ray Ray the Chocolate Guy’s take on Meffert’s plea. I had to laugh because Mr Meffert is telling all and then some according to skid row bum. Meffert is really fond of his wifey and is endeavoring to save her skin by spilling his guts. The boogie man is coming for you Ray Ray.