A re-examination of the case in preparation for the re-trial of those remaining counts, including a consideration of the jury’s partial verdict and the testimony of certain individuals at trial which was inconsistent with statements previously provided during the investigation, has resulted in a finding by the United States that it now can not meet its burden of proof of beyond a reasonable doubt in the prosecution against the defendant on those remaining counts.
WHEREFORE pursuant to Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedureand with leave of Court, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana hereby dismisses the Indictment against PHILIP HALBERT NEILSON.
A very Merry Christmas to Lady Justice and Hal Neilson.
The vote is going on as we speak. All articles approved.
Here is the breaking story from the Times Picayune.
Folks we are all fixing to find out if Chuck Plattsmier and his ODC are really limp wristed nutless wonders or if they are serious about the judicial and legal misconduct revealed in this case from sleazy operators like Dick Chopin, Don Gardner, Tom Wilkinson and Joseph Mole.
Stay tuned folks.
We were asked for Team Lee’s response to the insurer’s lawsuit against him which one lawyer read and termed “boilerplate denials”. It almost was buried in my email inbox but alas here it is for those so interested.
Slabbaleaks is preparing to release proof Jefferson Parish Councilman Byron Lee has more than a passing interest in the financial success of the River Birch landfill. I’ll add we’ve consistently been told several elected parish officials feed from the River Birch trough which would explain the Parish government’s fondness for the landfill, which was recently subjected to an old-fashioned FBI raid. To further whet our readers appetites I’ll add the info I have on Lee is not “shit storm” I promised to roll out. 🙂
Meantime today our readers can watch John Young try to spin “the fix” via this story from the T-P’s Paul Rioux, whereby paying a dollar more per ton for trash disposal somehow results in savings, at least according to River Birch spokesman Glenn Smith, who must be subbing for the DA’s brother, Dutchie Connick in that role. Smith and the River Birch people have evidently seen the report, despite the fact the Parish Attorney’s office initially said no to the T-P’s request for same citing pending litigation against Waste Management.
And the beat goes on…..