Let’s kick start the new blog with some USA v Mouton observations

Alrighty lets kick-start the new site with USA v Mouton as it is heating up as our boy Henry is apparently squealing to Team Fed. Last night ‘Gate referenced my remarks concerning rolling up both Papa and Baby Butler and how Mouton spilling his guts could impact that.

I mentioned this last year but it bears repeating.  When it gets to the brass tacks a concept from game theory called Prisoner’s Dilemma kicks in. The bottom line is he who squeals first generally gets the best deal. Henry is getting good advice from his lawyer Mary Olive Pierson IMHO.


10 thoughts on “Let’s kick start the new blog with some USA v Mouton observations”

  1. Just wanted to have the distinction of being the first commenter on the “New” Slabbed. Looking forward to many more……

  2. JUST IN:

    U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied the request for “failure to comply with the Speedy Trial Act” in a one-sentence hand-written order that does not elaborate on which provision of the act is at issue.

    Mouton’s attorney, Mary Olive Pierson, had cited ongoing plea talks in a motion Tuesday seeking to postpone an April 21 pretrial conference and a May 9 trial date.

    Judge denies Henry Mouton’s request to delay trial in landfill bribery case to buy time for plea talks
    Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 10:52 AM Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 11:28 AM
    By Paul Rioux, The Times-Picayune

  3. UPDATE AGAIN: Things seem to be fluid at the TP today…

    Pierson’s revised motion cites two grounds for granting exceptions to the 70-day deadline — that the “ends of justice” would be served by providing more time to resolve the matter short of a trial and that “a miscarriage of justice” could result by limiting Mouton’s ability to reach a plea bargain.

    Henry Mouton’s attorney revises rejected motion to delay landfill bribery trial
    Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 5:45 PM Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 5:46 PM
    By Paul Rioux, The Times-Picayune

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