I have a small confession to make. After I wrote yesterday’s posts I headed out into the beautiful outdoors and just enjoyed the heck out of myself, no news except what I learned shooting the bull with the some long time friends.
So today I took a tax season break and in perusing the Times Picayune I run across James Gill’s latest column where he tackles River Birch and the coming indictment of Fred Heebe at Team River Birch. Now I suspect Sir James already knows the lay of the land but for the benefit of the rest of the Slabbed Nation I feel compelled to explain an important commonality between Fred Heebe, Henry Mouton, West Jefferson Medical Center, outgoing St Bernard Parish Sheriff Jack Stevens, former Governor Mike Foster and likely Billy Nungesser: The Butlers as in Peter Senior and his boy Junior or in Slabbed speak with a hat tip to the third world nature of the corruption Papa Butler and Baby Butler.
Henry Mouton, though grabbed by the balls as he is, will not be the key to rolling up the Can’t Shoot Straight Gang. Team Feds have multiple avenues into the cesspool of corruption but if they can get one of the Butlers to roll they will have hit the mother load.
Speaking of mother loads it was apparent from reading Clancy Dubos’ earlier column on River Birch and James Gill’s column I linked above that Fred Heebe’s lawyer, Kyle Schonekas is also doing some pre indictment PR for his client. So this naturally begs the question of exactly what kind of lawyer does Fred Heebe have in Schonekas and the answer, not surprisingly is they have lots in common in terms of the type of people they like keep company and do business with.
The Schonekas name shows up at two different law firms, Berrigan Litchfield Schonekas Mann & Traina LLC where Clancy is listed as one of the firm’s of counsel. The Berrigan is hubby to current River Birch search warrent judge Helen “Ginger” Berrigan and we know the Schonekas is Kyle’s papa. I think Ashton can shed some light on the Mann surname but it is also important to remember that we’ve run across this Litchfield name before too as we’ve linked the Rich Rainey Times Picayune story Jefferson Parish President John Young leans on a core group of advisers. John Litchfield was one of those core advisors along with his running buddy Richard Hart.
Fred Heebe lawyer Kyle works at his own firm Schonekas, Evans, McGoey & McEachin. As is typical of power lawyers like Kyle, he maintains a diverse law practice such as being the registered agent for entities like Storyville District New Orleans LLC. Following the business entity and money we find that the officer listed in Storyville District New Orleans LLC, Bourbon Street Management LLC is also connected to Schonekas as he is that LLC’s registered agent too. The officer listed is Jacques Chrysochoos.
I suspect Heebe fits right in as the type of client Mr. Schonekas appears to prefer.