First the disclaimer. Attorney Bobby Truitt represents Slabbed in its free speech fight against Aaron Broussard’s former business associates at Trout Point Lodge. Second I contacted Mr. Truitt for comment on the following documents, which my Gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak laid on me yesterday and he declined.
So folks to understand the significance of these documents and my post title above you have to understand Slabbed’s coverage of the political corruption scandal in Jefferson Parish, which began with this post back on January 12, 2010. By then Aaron Broussard had resigned in disgrace and Steve Theriot was installed via the bums rush by the Parish Council as Broussard’s interim replacement. I contended then and still contend Theriot was put in office to salvage the River Birch deal due to the fact he is John Alario’s protegé and Alario likely still has a financial interest in seeing River Birch end up with the monopoly on the region’s garbage. Theriot was also installed to prevent the corruption scandal from widening thus Tom Wilkinson was still on the payroll until March 4th, 2010.
The way Theriot went about containing the scandal was to attempt to silence those that were blowing the whistle on the systemic corruption and his battle trying to fire Anne Marie Vandenweghe played out on these pages. For a blogger like me the material was pure ratings gold and that is where the ignorant came in because the popular meme in certain less informed Jefferson Parish corruption circles is that I was “Anne Marie’s brother”. Sal Perricone parroted this remark on NOLA.com some time later and Slabbed will be revisiting Perricone, who
was fired from his job hastily retired from his job at the US Attorney’s office after strong evidence of unethical conduct as it related to another target of the sprawling federal corruption probe surfaced. When I say this is a cesspool in Jefferson Parish I’m not joking folks.
So what happened after Tom Wilkinson bit the dust at the upper levels of Parish Government? By that time Theriot had sent Anne Marie home claiming she was blogging while she was supposed to be working, a public allegation Theriot never sustained as it was pure fantasy. He was workin’ it though:
And as the month wore on and Theriot’s bullshit, dutifully repeated by the Times Picayune beat krewe, was beginning to show thanks to the work of a certain investigative blogger, but what was happening behind the scenes was far worse for Theriot evidently tried to get his former state agency, the Legislative Auditor to carry his water and trump something up. The T-P beat krewe was being leaked too folks because on March 18 East Bank Bureau editor Drew Broach wanted some face time with Theriot, who I bet blew lots of smoke up his ass. Lest I digress here is proof Theriot tried to get the Legislative Auditor involved:
One naturally wonders if Nan and Kim aka Satan’s sisters with Phelps Dumbar had a role in the workplace retaliation Theriot inflicted on Anne Marie Vandenweghe. I noted on the PACER docket on the case that Phelps Dunbar grudgingly finally stopped representing every defendant in the lawsuit Mr Theriot being the most egregious conflict of the bunch. My mind is now open to the possibility Nan and Kim may well be witnesses in this case which is very interesting indeed but I am not done with this brief trip down memory lane.
You see folks after being sent home for almost 6 weeks Theriot could not manufacture a reason to fire Anne Marie Vandenweghe, whose sin was being seen as cooperating too enthusiastically with the federal investigators looking into Broussard era corruption, so she was reinstated. The meme about Slabbed being a blog written by AMV had reached it zenith by the time early May, 2010 rolled around as the posts exposing that corruption on these pages had become an obsession in certain circles by that point. Tom was kind enough to connect that dot for us yesterday in comments when Jefferson Parish Government, on behalf of Theriot, sued the Blogsphere. Implied in the decision to sue the Picayune to get commenter information there was the fact Theriot thought Ashton Phelps and the gang would roll over just as they rolled over when they pulled Rich Rainey’s factual account of the diverse politically connected ownership at the Trout Point Development in Nova Scotia. Theriot made one huge miscalculation and her name was Val Bracy.
Fox 8’s interest in the lawsuit prevented the Picayune from hushing it up and after the Sal Perricone debacle is there any doubt they would have served their own commenters up to Theriot? I wish it weren’t so but once Ashton Phelps genuflected before Steve Theriot I have no doubt in my mind that is exactly what they would have done. As for Val Bracy, doing honest journalism cooked her goose, but since things did not go as planned what’s a beclowned Parish Prez to do? Easy you have another meeting about the whistleblower that’s what:
Stay tuned folks as I have far more docs than I’ve thus far shown. For those of you that donated over the past month what you will be seeing rolled out on these pages at present is thanks to your support. As Forrest Gump famously said “life is like a box of chocolate” and so is my Gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak, but if the first document drop is indicative of the treasures that await then we need to link Frank and one of Slabbed’s Alma Maters.
And for the rest of you ignorant freaks that listen a bit too much to the Goatherders, rest assured I’m not related but since I got a dance card to the party I am more akin to the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. To those about to be rocked salut from the depths of your own worst fears.
Clarification and apology:
Sal Perricone was not fired from his job at the US Attorney’s office but he did indeed retire. Slabbed apologizes for this error.