Part 2 of this series ended with the allegations contained in the Concrete Busters lawsuit that Fred Heebe, along with several co-conspirators has been waging a coordinated campaign to unmask and otherwise harass internet commenters sharing information on the political scandal in Jefferson Parish. I’ve always pointed to the first post I did on Aaron Broussard’s curious connections to an Eco lodge in Nova Scotia Canada in January 2010 as the beginning of this saga but it really isn’t as the retaliation didn’t begin in earnest until May, 2010 as the following blast from the past should jog everyone’s memory:
Jefferson Parish president sues his online critics ~ Richard Rainey, The Times Picayune
Interim Jefferson Parish President Steve Theriot Citing defamation and “suffered embarrassment” allegedly caused by online comments posted at www.NOLA.com, Jefferson Parish interim President Steve Theriot has filed a lawsuit requesting the identities behind 11 user accounts on the website.
The suit was filed by attorneys Nan Alessandra and David Korn of the Phelps Dunbar law firm.
The lawsuit also references messages posted on a local web log called slabbed.wordpress.com, but doesn’t specifically identify any comments, screen names or accounts used there.
“We haven’t actually been contacted by Jefferson Parish at all, as far as official channels,” said Doug Handshoe, who co-founded that site in Mississippi. After reading the lawsuit, he said: “I think it’s certainly designed to intimidate and silence online commenters.
“We don’t intend to alter what we’re doing at all,” he said.
Let’s leave aside for the moment that only the Parish Council has the legal authority to sue on behalf of the Parish or that the taxpayers of Jefferson Parish picked up the tab for TheRiot’s jackassery but it is what it is. Later the same day I would appear on Fox 8 in a Val Bracy report which aired on the 9PM news:
By May 2010 everyone that was anyone in the Landfill saga knew who I was including Aaron Broussard and his band of Goatherders. Slabbed continued undaunted and in my opinion February 2011 was our finest month to date as myself and my former blog partner were in rare form and we covered it all from the Rigsby Qui Tam suit to Ex Rel Branch, the Search and seizure fight involving River Birch and then on February 25 the indictment of Henry Mouton.
March, 2011 continued the pace with those and related topics but it was this post on March 31, 2011 that proved to be the last straw for the Goatherders. The bogus DMCA takedown notices began to flow right around the time I tried the first time to make the jump to the self hosted site Slabbed.org. Also in April, 2011 I announced the formation of Slabbed New Media LLC as the new owner of the blog. April, 2011 is important to this story for another reason:
Clearly the Goatherders were closely reading Slabbed. That post I did on April 14, 2011 where I again outed myself linked above – is it my eyes or is it missing from Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret’s motion? It is not there. The highlighting was done by the judge as we have this from page 2:
So Charles Leary has lied to the court as he absolutely knew who I was. Unlike yesterday mornings hearing in Yarmouth, for which I got less than 3 days notice, since Charles Leary lied the judge required no service at all. Let’s continue with this very good example of real malice:
Looks to me, based on what we now know that Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret nailed exactly what federal prosecutors would later file in United States District Court in USA v Broussard. They were particularly fixated on former Slabbed commenter Telemachus, who would routinely post old Times Picayune stories that would lend background to the then current events unfolding in Jefferson Parish. Telemachus never name called or said a cross word about anyone but those old Times Picayune stories were indeed damning. Ambrose Bierce explained long ago:
There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don’t know.
These documents I exhibit from the Fox 8 case have notes and highlights all over them. I rather suspect not a whole lot of law gets practiced in rural southern Nova Scotia because these notes and highlights are not mine or those of my legal researcher. In fact these notations and highlights are those of Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Leon ‘Pierre” Muise, upon whose courtroom Leary perpetrated his deception. So what does it take to dupe a Canadian judge into issuing an order asking for IP addresses of American Citizens commenting on an American corruption scandal?
There you go folks, the old southern colloquial expression “there is a snake in the woodpile“, at least in southern Nova Scotia is a considered anti gay hate speech. Leary and Perret got their order.
At this point I could bore you folks with all manner of related court documentation including a transcript of the hearing held on this motion held in late May 2011 where Leary does not mention my name once. This is important because if he had admitted he had knew who I was then I was entitled to notice of this farcical court hearing. But there is one last document that is damning to the Goatherders because it established beyond the shadow of a doubt Leary knew who I was and where I lived.
I wondered at the time why the Notice of Intended Claim I received was undated and the answer is easy to see because Leary was depriving me of my due process rights to notice of this hearing. He did not want me to know what he was doing but these are the usual tactics of a cockroach. But we have other clues because above all, with Leary and Perret it is all about indulging their imagined superiority to the rest of us mere mortals and their massive egos…..egos of the type that befits the sociopaths with whom they’ve spent their adult lives associating so after duping Justice Muise on May 28, 2011 I received a piece of hate mail which promised ”Painful hell of legal entanglement soon to come” and “How is NS”, the postal abbreviation for Nova Scotia. The gang already knew all about Patricia too because she has never hid her identity.
I hope it is lost on no one this case was Leary and Perret’s defamation case against Fox 8 and it had absolutely nothing to do with Slabbed beyond us commenting on Val Bracy’s fantastic coverage of the events in Jefferson Parish. I had appeared on Fox 8 over a year previous to these Canadian court motions but no one at Fox 8 bothered to speak up either. Slabbed was critical of Val Bracy’s firing and the fact Fox 8 no longer covers the Jefferson Parish beat as it not good for one’s career to cover the station owner’s friends and business associates. I will say that I contacted Fox 8 after I figured out what had happened and no one at the station had any comment. They simply do not want to talk about and for good reason I’ll add. Let’s circle that for now though.
Automattic, owner of WordPress.com gave up the information without ever notifying me but an email and an IP address is incomplete information. What followed was a futile attempt to domesticate the specious Canadian court order forcing Cox communications and AT&T Mobility to give up personal information and the usual suspects were involved including Trout Point Lodge Owner/ Aaron Broussard’s shadow law partner Danny Abel:
If a crime was committed I think it is in these activities. The Goatherders obtained the court order by fraud and deception and are using the results of a perjured affidavit here in the US. But alas they have a co-conspirator in Tom Benson’s Fox 8 because there is no way they can claim ignorance of what was happening as this next excerpt of Leary’s affidavit continuing paragraph 18 makes clear.
What does this say about the safety of the personal information of those that comment on Fox 8 website. If you say something bad about Tom Benson’s buddies will it stay private or will he send Lee Zurik to knock on your door with a TeeVee camera in tow? I’ll add this strategy of intimidation and thuggery only works when the subject is scared off by said threats and intimidation. I reckon at this point everyone has figured out I’m not going anywhere.
There are plot twists and turns in that Fox 8 case record that I could make this a 10 part series but I think everyone has the idea what the Fox 8 suit was being used for. The law firm in Nova Scotia for Team Benson, Stewert McKelvey, certainly raked up big time fees doing much of nothing except assist in invading the privacy of 4 Slabbed internet commenters in their pissing contest with Aaron Broussard’s corrupt business associates. But alas folks there is no honor among thieves so when Broussard’s henchmen thought they were riding high they filed the following motion with Justice Muise calling out Fox 8 for knowing exactly who I was the entire time. Of course they did not mention they did too but this Justice Muise strikes me as something of a dimwit.
And of course the man who controls Leary and Perret, Danny Abel again enters the narrative:
And of course it is also clear from Leary’s affidavit Justice Muise has no clue what is going on in his courtroom as Leary knew who I was well before May 6, 2011. I think this is what United States District Court Judge Louis Guirola meant when he wrote in my historic SPEECH Act victory over the Goatherders the Nova Scotia judiciary failed to do a cursory investigation of the wild accusations levied in Canada against me and this blog. And the message for Nova Scotia judges that pretend to be ignorant while homecooking justice is they should have no expectation their orders to be accorded any weight under the law here in the US. In judge speak here in the US, it is a stinging rebuke.
All this was possible because I contracted with a legal researcher last winter to dig documents in the Goatherder SLAPP suit against Fox 8. It was Slabbed posting documents from that lawsuit in January and February 2012 that forced Leary and Perret to abandon the case. You’d think Tom Benson would have at least sent me a thank you note but they had their own dirt to cover up and like I said no one at Fox 8 wants to talk about this though Lee Zurik is not shy about ripping off material from Slabbed. This whole episode brings me to rule #1 of covering the cesspool: Do not trust anyone, especially the TeeVee media and their web affiliates.
It also brings me to the fact that it was kind people clicking the donate button last January and February that generated the money to fund that endeavor, which serves Slabbed so well today and in the future.
So what did I tell the FBI last month? I’m not saying beyond sharing what people that have read this blog for months already know as laid out on this post. I know this, the Federal Lawsuit Danny Abel filed against me and Anne Marie Vandenweghe is a mistake of epic proportion on his part. They have lost the PR battle and while none of these miscreants had a reputation to lose down here because their reputations were already bad they are now that much worse. To the extent I have nothing to hide I’ll simply expose all the Goatherders including their media mouthpiece Eric Paulsen at Channel 4.
Leary and Perret are already ensnared, chained to the Slabb currently awaiting their fate in US District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi. With Mr Abel I have my choice of venue and accompanying choice of which state law I want his suit heard under thus Abel is also now ensnared in a lawsuit of his own devise, unable to refuse process and exposed to counter claims of the type I have laid out here. And if Aaron Broussard’s Goatherders are also brought to justice for their role in helping him and possibly Fred Heebe retaliate against private citizens expressing their opinions so much the better.
And of course there is more, far more. Let’s review:
1. Operate in the shadows and under the cover of darkness.
2. Operate as a group or coordinated unit
3. Scatter when light or sun shine is applied.