Due to enormous reader interest Team Slabbed made the trip to Division D of New Orleans municipal court today to get the skinny on the mid summer late night sex party held at Magnum’s place that we highlighted earlier this month. The entire experience was enlightening to say the least and we actually saw Magnum briefly before he took an 894 plea, which means that if he keeps his nose clean his record will be cleared in time.
Though we were unable to get any reaction from Team Magnum I did have a chance to visit with Magnum’s neighbors who witnessed the various and sundry perversions that occurred in Magnum’s backyard and they again could not have been nicer to us. They were satisfied with the outcome their criminal justice experience as once again they are able to sleep a full 8 hours undisturbed by loud moans from the neighbor’s backyard.
Of course there is more to this story as there is always more but frankly I am at a loss for words on how to describe “the more” as it actually is “less” but as I am also sensitive to the feelings of the parties involved. I tried to find a way to convey this concept to our readers but by golly there is just no easy way to describe the situation here.
Since we’re known for tackling tough subjects here on Slabbed and just like the subjects of depression and bi polar disorder that we’ve discussed at length here I will not shrink away from this topic as it is evidently a very important one for certain members of the Slabbed Nation.
As Dambala at American Zombie puts it, New Orleans area politicians looting charities is the “art of the con profit”. The scheme is now a time-honored one in the Dollar Bill Jefferson crime family: Steer government earmarks to a charity under the effective control of the politician doing the steering and then loot the money out on the back-end. In Jefferson Parish Councilman Byron Lee’s case, people have been looking and then some for several months and the verdict is in as the man appears in dire need of a criminal indictment. We’ve been hearing rumors for weeks now that is exactly what has happened. Before we get to the latest I think we should review Lee and his history with affiliated con profits:
We begin with the River Birch landfill, since all corruption roads appear to lead straight back to Team Ward/Heebe’s massive real estate holding in Waggaman, purchased in the 1960s from Carlos Marcello. As part of the settlement involving the permitting process in the late 1990’s River Birch agrees to pay $70,000 per year for 10 years to the 3rd Jefferson Parish Council District to fund community projects in the area impacted most by the landfill. I’ll add landfills and corruption seem to go together in Jefferson Parish like white on rice and it contains a major political component.
Nowdy, R in NOLA gets our first Slabbed “Shit Floats” T Shirt. 😉
From the looks of it folks, it appears Magnum spent the past couple of weeks doing what he does best in passing lots of threats to his now departed former co workers, who appear to be suing preemptively.
“…the Fifth Circuit knew full well that Allstate had been voluntarily dismissed from Rigsby before it ruled…”
You can’t catch me!
Significantly, Branch does not even attempt to address any of the controlling authority cited by Allstate that a voluntary dismissal is not tantamount to a dismissal under Rule 9(b) or for lack of any factual basis, much less a concession that the suit is a sham.
Judge Vance doesn’t strike me as someone with any interest in having her courtroom turned into a playground – much less someone with patience for bullies on any playground. However, along came Pilot to add to the taunt.
Stick you face in doo-doo!
Indeed, unlike any of the ninety-one other insurers not named in Rigsby (or the adjusters for those insurers), Pilot and Crawford were identified in Rigsby as “co-conspirators” that worked on the same “sites” as Allstate and State Farm, the defendant insurers for which they provided adjusting services.