What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
Hon. Jim Letten
United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana
500 Poydras Street, Room B-210
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
My client, A. J. Ward, Jr., asked that I apprise you of an incident which occurred Thursday morning, December 18, 2008, involving Derrick Shepherd.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning, Mr. Ward was attempting to back his car out of his driveway onto the street but could not do so because his driveway was blocked by a parked automobile. Mr. Ward left his car to try to determine why the car was blocking his driveway and recognized Derrick Shepherd, who was standing alongside the parked vehicle. Mr. Shepherd said that he wanted to speak to Mr. Ward.
Mr. Ward then spoke to Mr. Shepherd in his back yard at which time Mr. Shepherd stated that he was contacting his “friends” to help him out and asked if Mr. Ward could give him a job.
Mr. Ward. then asked Mr. Shepherd when he was to report to prison. Mr. Shepherd stated that he was to report to prison on January 17,2009 to serve a one (1) year sentence. Mr. Ward then stated that he was in no position to give him a job.
Mr. Shepherd then indicated that he was desperately in need of help from his “friends” and asked Mr. Ward to give him money. Mr. Ward then stated that he would no longer speak with Mr. Shepherd and that the conversation was over. Mr. Ward then entered his car and attempted to leave his home, but was still blocked from doing so by Mr. Shepherd’s parked automobile.
After Mr. Ward told Mr. Shepherd to move his car, Mr. Shepherd did so. However, before leaving Mr. Shepherd asked if he could contact Mr. Ward in the future; Mr. Ward side-stepped an answer and abruptly left in his car.
Mr. Ward is not a “friend” of Mr. Shepherd. At most, he was an acquaintance of Mr. Shepherd in his capacity as a Louisiana State Senator. Mr. Ward is 81-years of age and was rather shaken up by the above incident. While he was in no way threatened, I thought this incident should be brought to the attention of your office.
I attempted to contact Mike Magner yesterday afternoon but was informed that he is on an assignment out of the New Orleans’ office for one year. I also attempted to contact Sal Perricone yesterday afternoon and left a message on his voice mail.
With kindest regards
PETER J. BUTLER
Crumple crumple crumple. In the trash with you son.
BUT FATHER HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!……..