Paul Rioux sings his swan song before leaving the T-P: “Audit slams Jefferson Parish Housing Authority payments to governing board, legislator’s company”

And folks he did a great job with the topic to boot before leaving the T-P to join the BGR.  Worth noting are Barry Bordelon’s nonsensical responses to the audit are highlighted in the story.  Also worth noting is Waggaman’s George Amato aka George Peterson chimed in with some spot on commentary to Rioux’s piece pointing out:

Diversified Ventures floated a bogus $50,000 invoice through the Parish after Hurricane Katrina. It was presented by former Jefferson Parish District 3 Councilman Byron Lee and pushed through by former Parish President Aaron Broussard.

Also, Diversified Ventures is tied to the illicit non-profit Jefferson Sports & Scholastic Foundation which was ran by Lester Dunn, Byron Lee’s campaign finance manager.

This is all part of the ongoing activities of the “Marrero Mafia” that gave us the likes of Derrick Shepard, Judge Alan Green and ties to the Jefferson clan. Hmm, where does Councilman Mark Spears fit into this we wonder???

How Byron Lee and Girod Jackson fit into the narrative of Broussard’s post Katrina taxpayer-funded largess remains to be seen but they clearly do.

We’re going to have more on the Housing Authority as John Young is suggesting a house cleaning, a great idea so long as the current group of perpetrators is not recycled out in favor of other politically connected herd of swine.

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7 thoughts on “Paul Rioux sings his swan song before leaving the T-P: “Audit slams Jefferson Parish Housing Authority payments to governing board, legislator’s company””

  1. Its a fact that Birmingham, Ala. was forced to declare bankruptcy because of the political corruption in its city’s government.

    Considering JP is on the hook for having to pay back the $55 MILLION FEMA loan grant they received post Katrina, that JP gov’t will have to pay the pensions of Broussard, Whitmer and Wilkinson and other political POS based on illegal pay/ pay raises, that the gov’t will now have to pay back possibly $600,000 to HUD for mismanagement, the gov’t is facing the 8th change order for the JPPAC and additional 7-10 MILLION to finish the grey elephant on Airline—

    Just when will JP be declaring its inevitable bankruptcy ?

    Democracy?, Democracy?, did you say Democracy ? – JP has a Democracy of Dunces who vote for Criminal Clowns endorsed perennially by the infamous Pickyournose upon which caged birds refuse to crap on.

  2. Lockemup,
    There never was a shot at the FEMA forgiveness the council knew that just a few months after the storm when the sales tax revenue went through the roof . You think Lawyers like Young and Roberts or the parish grant planning coordinators or Peppers and Associates can’t read or understand the Stafford Act, give me a break. No if the council let on publicly there never would be forgiveness they could not have spent so lavishly like they did .

    1. Tom I’m like the doubting St.Thomas in the New Testament and until I personally see the alleged written rejection of waiver of the debt based on tax revenues by a reputable Congressional department I will continue to believe the 55 MILLION debt was not waived because of JP’s lack of proper accounting as to what purpose, where, to whom and for how much was the 55 MILLION doled out.

      And the recent scathing HUD audit is a perfect example that supports my suspicion and disbelief even more,

      1. Lockemup,
        The Stafford Act is availible on line and is FEMA take also on line you will see JPHA failed 2 back to back audits by the HUD OIG most normal people who fail an audit would know the OIG would come back so they should have had thier ducks in a row .

  3. UPDATE

    Here we go again … hiring outside counsel … isn’t Wayne Mancuso the “agency” attorney … and who gave this Barry Bordelon the authority to hire outside counsel … apparently not the Board, since they knew nothing about the audit in the first instance …

  4. GEORGE PETERSON IS A CRIMINAL JUST LIKE THE REST. HIS GUN SHOP IS NO MORE AND HE TOOK A LOT OF FOLKS MONEY IN THE PROCESS. DIDN’T PAY HIS STAFF AND RAN OFF INTO THE NIGHT. A LOT OF QUESTIONS NEED TO ANSWERED NOW!

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