Slabbed’s travails with the Goat Herders makes the NOLA New Media

The good folks over at NOLA Defender have chimed in on the doings in Canada. Since we solved the mystery on the shores of the Tusket River the Goat Herders have since admitted they managed the rentals Broussard owned. Time will talk as to what other business arrangements, if any, they had with each other.


On this week’s Louisiana Ethics Administration Docket…

OK folks you know the drill, click the magic link quick because when the docket rolls over it is gone for good. On tap, Tim Whitmer, Dawn Whitmer, Lagniappe Industries and Jennifer Sneed.

Speaking of people formerly connected to Jefferson Parish Government, through time doing Slabbed I’ve heard several ex-employees talk about the rampant speculation about what would go on up on the 10th floor of the Yenni Building, especially during the Coulon Administration.  Coulon’s reputation among the minion was that of a man possessive of a very healthy libido. Some of the stories I’ve been told involve the most unlikely of participants beyond the stable of 10th floor concubines, whom I’m told Parish President John Young has since cleared out.  If walls could talk the stories I imagine they could tell.

Speaking of John Young let’s welcome him in as an official member of the Slabbed Nation’s twitter division along with former Saints great Joe Horn, who is in the barbeque sauce biz these days. We’ve picked up several new tweeps over the past couple of weeks and I’d like to take the opportunity to say howdy to all of you.


Jefferson Parish Corruption Miscellany: Payola and the Broussard/Wilkinson Superseding Indictment

Jimmy aka one of the goat herders inquired in comments about the lack of a Nova Scotia connection in the superseding indictment released last week against Aaron Broussard and Tom Wilkinson. The 28 page court filing can be found via the Times Picayune here and is well worth the read. Rich Rainey’s accompanying story is also very good.  Here is a snippet:

Whitmer’s attorney, Pat Fanning, said he wasn’t privy to prosecutors’ strategy. But he speculated that his client’s mention in the superseding indictment suggests Whitmer’s continued cooperation could have something to do with the new charges.

The indictment doesn’t identify the school or Broussard’s relative. But Wilkinson used to be chairman of Christian Brothers School in New Orleans. He resigned the post in March, about the time prosecutors shared draft indictments with Broussard, Wilkinson and Parker.

This is also the answer to the Goat Herder’s question. I’ll add that I’ve heard rumors about a superseding indictment since early January and those intensified after Slabbed broke Tim Whitmer was cooperating with Team Fed.  Karen Parker is a relative Johnny-come-lately to the squealathon at DoJ.  As I recall Team Letten announced Parker’s info would be going before the reconvened grand jury.  After all there is no telling which of the people involved in the alleged pay to play at the Trout Point development scooted down to Mr. Letten’s office as suggested by T-P columnist Stephanie Grace. These allegations have to be investigated and the money trail traced before anything goes to the grand jury.  I’m purely guessing here but I bet Slabbed is no longer the only people besides Fox 8 that is interested in that case record up Yarmouth way. Continue reading “Jefferson Parish Corruption Miscellany: Payola and the Broussard/Wilkinson Superseding Indictment”

Sean Alfortish gets 46 months. He deserved double that IMHO.

Sean Alfortish was sentenced last Thursday. Slabbed last visited with his jackassery here. Stephanie Grace wrote a good column about the entire Alfortish fiasco for yesterday’s T-P that is worth visiting.  For those keeping a Jefferson Parish corruption score card when Alfortish wasn’t looting out the Horseman’s Association, he moonlit as a city magistrate in Kenner that sat in judgment of others.  I’m pretty sure Slabbed is the public executioner to which Alfortish referred to in his remarks before Judge Fallon, who imposed the maximum prison sentence for Alfortish’s self admitted crimes.