The finance director for the Plaquemines Parish School Board has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the theft of more than $46,000 from the school system.
Joyce Green, 50, 5148 Oak Bayou Road in Marrero, was charged with two counts of theft of more than $500 and one count of malfeasance in office by a Plaquemines Parish grand jury on Thursday, said District Attorney Charles Ballay.
Green is accused of asking a finance clerk to issue three checks for a total of about $77,000 in May for work she said she had completed. However, Ballay said that Green, who received two payments but not the third, was not entitled to the money, and that the school system has no record that she completed the work.
Last week’s post on the questions raised by real estate deeds and other public records surrounding the FEMA funded purchase of the old Bay Tech Building on Second Street from 3 politically connected local business people unfortunately contained more questions than answers. Today I think we can answer those questions and peg the exact date the flip to the School District occured but first let’s visit with that first post Court documents raise questions about Bay-Waveland School District’s purchase of the old Bay Tech Building so everyone is on the same page:
You see folks the Bay Tech building flooded from Katrina and to my knowledge was never fixed. To buy it meant planning had to be done so surely we have other clues to help us hone in on a date. The June minutes have nothing of interest to note but the May 14, 2012 Board minutes contained an interesting blurb paying local architects for design work on a new administration building (Page 13). Given the payment application number and amount I imagine this was for a brand new building, not Bay Tech but for now I’ll leave that as an open question.
The documentary records from the MLS and the Deed indicate the listing agent sold the property to herself, son and her son’s business partner for $325,000 on June 8, 2012. Additionally press reports indicate the local school district bought the building less than 2 months later for $580,000. School Board minutes indicate negotiations began after the July 16, 2012.
I called Mr Bill Washburn, owner of Magnolia Group for comment and he confirmed the sale, sales price and listing realtor.
Worth noting in Broach’s report is this tidbit that is well worth repeating now:
Besides Broussard and his attorney, Robert Jenkins, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and Metropolitan Crime Commission President Rafael Goyeneche were also in the courtroom. Letten has credited commission with helping the investigation.
This is today. But what were the Goatherders telling a gullible Canadian public days after their SLAPP suit against me was made official by Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Suzanne Hood on the Trout Point Lodge Blog (now deleted)? It is an interesting compare and contrast:
On January 6, 2010, in what appears to be a classic example of gotcha journalism, an investigative reporter for New Orleans Fox 8 TV News named Val Bracy arranged to interview Broussard on camera related to the investigations. What she did not tell Broussard was that the President of the Metropolitan Crime Commission–a state-funded Crime Stopper Organization–provided Bracy with access to a complaint letter against Broussard that the Commission was sending that day to the Louisiana State Ethics Administration, which oversees the conduct of public officials.
A. Long story as it relates to Slabbed’s battle to insure our basic civil liberties were not abridged by evil doers. That said I promote other local blogs often on Twitter. If you want to see what one of my oldest cyber friend does on his blog then check out Reflexiones Finales. I’ve always tried to associate with people that are smarter than I and Russell is a classic example.
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It is not an attempt to convince anyone that the world is about to end. There is the expression “The End of the World as We Know It” (EOTWAWKI) which strikes me as a very low bar to reach. The knowable and understandable world has changed for every single generation in the Western World since (at least) the advent of the industrial revolution.
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