BREAKING: Concrete Busters files amended complaint against Fred Heebe, Jim Ward and River Birch Landfill (Updated)

Folks this is hot off the press. Click the pic to get the 54 page pdf.

Manuel Torres broke this story for the Nola Media Group but his headline needs work. He cuts straight to the heart of the matter and the allegations are explosive:

At least one former Jefferson Parish Council member took bribes from River Birch landfill in exchange for backing a now-defunct garbage deal with the firm, rival Waste Management claimed in an amended civil lawsuit filed Thursday afternoon.

The suit, which doesn’t name the council member, also says that former administrator Tim Whitmer and former Parish President Aaron Broussard “have also repeatedly accepted bribes.”

Something tells me all hell is fixing to break loose.

20 thoughts on “BREAKING: Concrete Busters files amended complaint against Fred Heebe, Jim Ward and River Birch Landfill (Updated)”

  1. Very optimistic upon Concrete Busters to think there would be any left over meat after the DOJ and Waist Mangment gets done ?

  2. Great petition and well written BUT……..where is the Federal & State Antitrust violations? Hopefully the amended petition will include this tidbit. Also I would have named Garland Robinette & Intercom communications along with every other individual/company known under the RICO statute. Randy Smith has more than enough there to name them as defendants in this case.

    Good luck Randy & Concrete Busters. I just hope you find the right Judge who isn’t tainted in this scandal at the Federal level.

    1. Lee IMHO. There are 3 members that were on the Parish council from back in 2004. I understand all have varying levels of legal exposure. Lee is in a class by himself that way.

    1. Yes indeed, I fear Vaughn Perret will need it by the case.

      Tonight I let those cockroaches squirm for tomorrow they enter the house of pain.

  3. This is beyond being a game changer … this amended petition has busted open in concrete terms, that AMV was and is the LEGITIMATE Whistleblower relating to not only River Birch but the para-legal payroll fraud … and other matters …

    The questions that we should all want answered now is:

    1) WHAT were the particulars of the legal advice that Phelps, Dunbar counseled Tom Wilkinson on regarding the premature breach of contract lawsuit against Waste Management ?

    2) WHY does Young’s Administration refuse to comply with a PRR as to how the $125,000 dollars paid to Phelps, Dunbar billed and referenced to Waste Management in 2009 ?

    That’s right SHEEPLE … $125,000 unaccounted for … unless … Hmmm …. maybe another Heebe beneficiary !!!

    Personally, I believe this perverse and unconscionable arrogance displayed by these JP Politico Mafioso MFers to hold the JP taxpayers$$$’s hostage by continuing to pay Phelps, Dunbar to DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE is in itself criminal … malpractice is just a shot away … a shot away … just a shot away …

  4. Possible penalties for messing with Public Records include but are not limited to:

    Under LA-R.S. Title 44; Public Records and Recorders; Section 37:
    Penalties for violation by custodians of records: Any person having custody or control of a public record, who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter, or any person not having such custody or control who by any conspiracy, understanding or cooperation with any other person hinders or attempts to hinder the inspection of any public records declared by this Chapter to be subject to inspection, shall upon first conviction be fined not less than one hundred dollars, and not more than one thousand dollars, or shall be imprisoned for not less than one month , nor more than six months. Upon any subsequent conviction he shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars, and not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not less than two months, nor more than six months, or both.

    AND

    Under LA-R.S. Title 14. Criminal Law; Chapter 1. Criminal Code; Part VII. Offenses Affecting Organized Government; Subpart E. Miscellaneous Offenses Affection Judicial Functions and Public Records; Section 132. Injuring public records:
    A. First degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction , alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document or other thing, filed or deposited, by authority of law, in any public office or with any public officer.
    B. Second degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification , or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, defined as a public record pursuant to R.S. 44:1 and required to be preserved in any public office or by any person or public officer pursuant to R.S. 44:36. C.
    (1) Whoever commits the crime of first degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or both.
    (2) Whoever commits the crime of second degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than one year with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or both.

    APPEARS TO ME that anyone who knew about these ( or any other) “alterations, concealments, or falsifications” ( and failed to report them) should be hightailing it to the Federales to ‘fess up and get first in line for immunity? Several possible names pop into MY head: Barton, Bonano, Knopp on the Paralegal issue; Gruntz, Lopez and Wilkinson on the River Birch issue…and there apparently are more not as high profile but equally as guilty. Surely Mr. Young ( who was on the JP Council , and was Council Chairman, during these periods) has something to offer? He and Tom Capella shared the Council Chair job for many years. The Council Chair is the official who signs off on these contracts ( as Capella did with Lopez as his witness on one ‘version’ of the River Birch contract public record return) so presumably Mr, Young signed some? Hmmmm? Young cannot escape the spotlight by claiming the Council was responsible because he was on the Council when this all went down. Scary thought that JP might lose some of the sitting Council and another Parish President to this never-ending corruption saga. The gift that won’t stop giving: Jefferson Parish government corruption.

  5. Possible penalties for messing with Public Records include but are not limited to:

    Under LA-R.S. Title 44; Public Records and Recorders; Section 37:
    Penalties for violation by custodians of records: Any person having custody or control of a public record, who violates any of the provisions of this Chapter, or any person not having such custody or control who by any conspiracy, understanding or cooperation with any other person hinders or attempts to hinder the inspection of any public records declared by this Chapter to be subject to inspection, shall upon first conviction be fined not less than one hundred dollars, and not more than one thousand dollars, or shall be imprisoned for not less than one month , nor more than six months. Upon any subsequent conviction he shall be fined not less than two hundred fifty dollars, and not more than two thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not less than two months, nor more than six months, or both.

    AND

    Under LA-R.S. Title 14. Criminal Law; Chapter 1. Criminal Code; Part VII. Offenses Affecting Organized Government; Subpart E. Miscellaneous Offenses Affection Judicial Functions and Public Records; Section 132. Injuring public records:
    A. First degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction , alteration, falsification, or concealment of any record, document or other thing, filed or deposited, by authority of law, in any public office or with any public officer.
    B. Second degree injuring public records is the intentional removal, mutilation, destruction, alteration, falsification , or concealment of any record, document, or other thing, defined as a public record pursuant to R.S. 44:1 and required to be preserved in any public office or by any person or public officer pursuant to R.S. 44:36. C.
    (1) Whoever commits the crime of first degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or both.
    (2) Whoever commits the crime of second degree injuring public records shall be imprisoned for not more than one year with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or both.

    APPEARS TO ME that anyone who knew about these ( or any other)

  6. The truth of the matter is Holder’s taking over of the entire River Birch investigation signals four very important things the public has overlooked. The first is Letten’s office is widely considered one of the worst run federal US Attorneys offices in the Country. The second is the attorneys in Letten’s office are for the most part considered weak prosecutors, minus a select few, and it is widely known they are scared to try criminal cases and even more scared to try complex criminal cases because they are afraid of losing their conviction rate statistics. The third is Holder has reportedly quadrupled the number of people on the case and has taken total control over this investigation and others ancillary to this investigation. This means all the sweetheart deals are off the table because Holder doesn’t care about local politics down here and it also means he doesn’t fear certain federal judges in the 5th circuit because he can make it unpleasant on them as well. The four important aspect of the Holder investigation is that we will see smaller players being indicted in connection with River Birch who escaped prosecution under Letten.

    It is highly possible that at least two senior ranking statewide elected officials could be indicted as an offshoot of the River Birch investigation and this is what you need to keep you eye on. It also signals a very important question by the EPA which is indicting Heebe/Ward does nothing to solve the major problem the regional area has which is the River Birch family still will rake in million of millions of dollars from the monopoly they created in the garbage business. The thing the public should keenly watch is the federal government seizing and taking over the entire River Birch real estate and business holdings thus creating a federally owned garbage dump.

    Someone said long ago we would see 40 indictments from Jefferson/Orleans/Plaquemines/LaFourche/Terrebone/St. Charles/St. James/St John Parishes and right now we have at least 9 guilty pleas or deals, 1 psuedo guilty plea (Titus), 1 indictment (Fazzio), and at least 6 more indictments on the immediate way (Nagin, Heebe, Ward, Rev. Nyguen, Williard-Lewis, and ). The federal government may name an additional 15-20 people who were given passes by Letten’s office during the course of the River Birch case.

    1. i agree with your assessment. what will the status of this case be if romney is elected? would vitter/heebe etal have the stroke to get the new AG to toss the case?

        1. Come on, we are talking about politicians. The Heebie Sneedies have bought both sides. It doesn’t matter who wins in Washington on this issue. I would be pleasantly surprised if they don’t “walk” no matter who is in the WH. Keep focus, sheeple.

      1. Randy’s list of clients also includes others who could feed him info: Reps Frank Fradella, Reps Barry Kern against Blaine Kern, Rep’d Mary Lou McCall who was married to John Young, Reps Greg Meffert.

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