After downloading a few more parts of Exhibit A to the Government’s “tour guide” of the River Birch offices, I’m amazed the search team left with only 25 boxes of files. The “wall of files” in the photograph below was clearly visible to anyone “entering the office suites” after stepping off the elevator to the building’s third floor:
The Heebe-River Birch plaintiffs claim the “numerous boxes labeled ‘scanned leases’…[are]…an immediate indication of the presence of Shadowlake Management”, in other words, a different company from River Birch. Not so, says SLABBED and every parent with teenage children! Labeled boxes are an “immediate indication” of – drumroll – labeled boxes!
However, the search team didn’t enter from the lobby. The government’s “tour guide” noted “Special Agent Bezet stated in his Affidavit that he…used the stairway to the third floor…and photographs…were taken contemporaneously with the search”. If so, by the time Bezet reached the wall of files and labeled boxes pictured above (photograph #131), he’d seen:
this (photograph #15)
and this (photograph #111)
and a lot more – but nothing that would “preclude the agents from searching the third floor of 2000 Belle Chasse Highway”, according to the government’s tour guide .