Hey Hammerman you keep the names coming dude. From this morning’s proceedings in USA v St Pierre:
Even before the prosecution got to cross-examine Drake, the Mississippi lawyer said he was advising St. Pierre and Meffert with the understanding that Meffert wasn’t using the credit card anymore.
But Nagin’s tech director was in fact still using it, and continued to until he left City Hall in July 2006.
In fact, in August 2006, Drake said he got into a debate with St. Pierre’s Louisiana counsel, Kent Lambert of the Baker Donelson firm, about whether St. Pierre ever told Lambert about the credit card.
Drake testified that a lawyer for national wireless provider EarthLink was nervous about the relationship between St. Pierre and Meffert, and therefore required that St. Pierre sign an affidavit in June 2006 swearing that his company, NetMethods, had never compensated Meffert and wasn’t contemplating doing so in the future.
Drake testified that he didn’t tell the EarthLink lawyer, Sandra Gardiner, that St. Pierre had given Meffert a NetMethods credit card.
Now lets see where do I know the name of the law firm Baker Donelson from. Hmmmm. (Rub chin rub chin rub chin…)
Oh yeah they represent State Farm and Lee Harrell, the former deputy commish for Mike Chaney at the Mississippi Insurance Department went thru the revolving door to Baker after whitewashing the State Farm market conduct study. For some reason whenever I hear the name Baker Donelson I smell of dog shit.
Danny Drake? I’ve never heard of him until today but here he is folks, meet Greg Meffert’s consigliere.
This is getting good folks. Stay tuned.