Folks the wheels of justice turn very slowly and such is the case with double dealing Scott Fontenot as it was revealed today he was charged with 21 ethics violations in connection with selling health insurance to Jefferson Parish. My own opinion is that Fontenot will assuredly be facing federal charges and my sources in the auditing community tell me the legislative auditor has a fairly scathing report on Mr. Fontenot coming too.
Rich Rainey broke this ethics story for the T-P. Fontenot’s lawyer Jenny Jackson best be dialing up her A game because her client will need all the help he can get. I’ve got the insurance committee emails courtesy of my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak and never rolled them out. Of course such is also the reason I think Scotty will be beamed straight to one of Uncle Sam’s finer regional penal institutions before this is done. Trust me folks this part of the great Jefferson Parish Taxpayer Ripoff is garden variety petty corruption but it is especially sleazy in how brazen the parties to the double deal truly were.
Finally, as an added bonus Rich snags some quotes from perennial slabbed fav Dane Ciolino, one of Tim Whitmer’s lawyers. I personally hope Dane is making Tim’s asshole bleed with each bill.
In Dave’s case the lyrics change from “dirty love” to “dirty diapers”. In the end it appears Rep. Weiner will prove to be the bigger man.
Weinergate has taken a hard turn folks as it appears Rep Anthony Weiner has taken a page from Brett Favre’s playbook. The following link contains a pic that is purportedly Rep. Anthony’s Weiner. (parental discretion advised)
Peter North he isn’t.
And the Hammerman concludes Ray Nagin was pretty stupid but he included this exchange involving Jackson based lawyer Danny Drake, Meffert and St. Pierre in his story on what Nagin knew and when he knew it:
In emails discussing the letter to the mayor with Meffert and their lawyer, Danny Drake, it didn’t appear that St. Pierre was trying to inform the mayor. It really came from Meffert, who suggested there was another reason to write it.
“Ok, this is my final proposed letter, this might help while still protecting all of us and without boxing us in,” Meffert wrote in an email to St. Pierre and Drake.
“OK, and just so I understand, this is a letter from me to the mayor, correct?” St. Pierre wrote back. Continue reading “Laying down the Hammer: Hammerman asks about what Ray Nagin knew and when in the St Pierre saga”
I’ve received a few inquiries about Ashton O’Dwyer as a few of our regular readers have noticed he has not been commenting of late with us.
Ashton is OK. I spoke with him late last week and his computer evidently has died. He is still dealing with Team Letten at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. I’ll try to update that case soon.
1. That Phelps Dumbar has indeed filed writs with the Louisiana Supreme Court on the public records suit against the Parish by Anne Marie Vandenweghe. Look for more monster legal bills folks.
2. President Obama’s latest choice for LAED judge, Susie Morgan is a very bad one. Then again most Continue reading “We have received confirmation…..”