“These guys are the worst of hypocrites that you can possibly find,” said Roger Chadderdon, technology counsel at Cataphora. “They claim to be trying to help the little guy, but what they’re doing is trying to put more money in their own pockets. Everybody knows that, but this is a case that illustrates it beyond what I have ever seen.”
Hat tip Jr in comments for linking the AP story on Fox 8 regarding same. The RICO complaint is full of salacious details as once again Heebe’s waterboys in the local media take center stage:
In addition to bribing public officials to directly pervert the political process, the River Birch Defendants took other actions to successfully manufacture the appearance of “public opposition” to that landfill so as to prevent or delay competition from Waste Management’s Chef Menteur facility. Specifically, the River Birch Defendants made a substantial, undisclosed interest free and unrecorded “loan” of $250,000 to radio host Garland Robinette after Mr. Robinette, armed with false and misleading information in direct contravention of the LDEQ’s informed opinion, routinely railed against the purportedly harmful environmental consequences of opening and operating the Chef Menteur and Old Gentilly landfills. So effective was Mr. Robinette in corrupting the public dialogue that even the LDEQ felt it was unable to communicate its position on the benefits of the Chef Menteur and Old Gentilly landfills as safe and valuable alternatives to disposal at the River Birch landfills.
As a bonus allow me to reveal the link that will ultimately be the downfall of Leary, Perret and Abel. You see folks the statements they made about me and 2 other Canadian residents on this blog were libelous even by American standards. When WordPress was notified they locked Trout Point’s new blog up tighter than a drum but I saved a pdf copy for later use.
I find this to be rather ironic that management is targeting Trip Advisor since they used this platform under many screen names a few years back to sway travellers away from other lodging choices and promoted their own, posting fake glowing reviews and breaking every rule of this sites posting rules. When one screen name was shut down because of various complaints management would simply create more.and carry on. I suppose they would know firsthand of all they now complain about since they did all these things themselves in an attempt to manipulate the site.