Folks of all the posts that I’ve done (and Slabbed broke the 4000 post mark last month) some of my very favorites have involved the T-P’s Nell Nolan and her column The Social Scene which I read as often as possible. Today’s installment features a person of interest to Slabbed recently in Gambitman Clancy DuBos and his affinity for man’s best friend. Enjoy.
And yes folks the perpetrator was found not guilty by reason of insanity. It appears Tookie Spann’s flavor of bipolar disorder is quite severe. Long time readers know we have covered the topic of bipolar disorder in relation to our own Ashton O’Dwyer, who is without internet these days but is otherwise OK considering the circumstances.
While today’s Peretti opinion poll indicates 3 of 4 people think Garlandfill “Payola” Robinette is a for rent by the hour to the highest bidder, last week Oyster aka Mark Moseley penned a column for the Lens that added an extra dimension and set of possibilities to the whole “Friend of Freedie Heebe” lobbying group. For those of you that have not read Mark’s column on Garland Robinette, Fred Heebe and payola I highly recommend it.
And Grandmaster Wang over at Moosedenied is the eye of our collective anger for the less than tasteful behavior of the Chicago Bear fans towards this area back in 2007. File this one under must read folks.
Of all the stories we’ve covered on Slabbed the Impeachment of US District Court Judge G Thomas Porteous was some of our most nationally recognized in terms of major news outlets reading us for background and real time information. I mention this because we were harboring no illusions that the disciplinary process for the host of unethical dishonest lawyers that enabled some of Porteous’ most egregious conduct would result in anything other than window dressing and have no consequences that would deter the type of outrageous behavior uncovered by the impeachment proceedings. Today I hate to see our low expectations were probably not set low enough as Drew Broach at the Times Picayune breaks the news that lawyer Claude Lightfoot, the guy who falsified a bankruptcy petition for Porteous and his wife, has been suspended for a one month for his role in corrupting the legal process.
Those so interested can read the opinion at the LADB website here. To justify giving Lightfoot the wet noodle they had to concoct an excuse and it appears the fact Mrs pOrteous boo hooed in front of Claude was enough justification for a 20 year veteran lawyer to completely abandon his sense of ethics as far as the LADB was concerned:
Although not mentioned by the Committee, the record supports substantial experience in the practice of law as the sole aggravating factor in this matter. The Committee declined to include the additional aggravating factors put forth by ODC of (a) a dishonest and selfish motive; and (b) a pattern of misconduct. The Board likewise does not find these two aggravating factors as (a) the record reflects that Respondents misguided effort to help his clients was motivated by compassion for his clients; there is nothing in the record that supports he was motivated by selfish reasons or dishonest reasons; and (b) the record makes it clear that Respondents misconduct in this matter is a single blemish on an otherwise reputable and meaningful 24 year law career. Continue reading “The Louisiana ODC breaks out the wet noodle and gives Lawyer Claude Lightfoot a pass on fraudulent legal conduct, A why the legal system is broken update.”