Brought to you by Dennis Assaf and his family as underwritten by the taxpayers of Jefferson Parish and the State of Louisiana.
Behold the politically connected pests that brought the state taxpayers the Performing Arts Center boondoggle as Mini-me Roberts leaked a copy of a preliminary audit report on the Jefferson Performing Arts Society to Travers Mackel at WDSU and the I Team ran with it. I gotta get me a copy of dat report!
That said I have docs on JPAS in Slabbed’s document archives because one thing I learned going through the archival material from the Goatherderian reign of terror was Dennis Assaf and company over at JPAS were world class pests about getting taxpayer money to support their lifestyle. Throw a consummate BS artist like Aaron Broussard in the mix and them guys sparked off each other like nobody’s business. Here are a couple of examples from TheRiot era (click the pic to nab the pdf):
Mackel’s quotes several passages of audit speak in his two part series as there are evidently credit cards galore, unsubstantiated charges and worse but I can boil the “preliminary” findings down to a single concept that explains it all: Mr Assaf treated JPAS like it was his personal piggy bank. Always the drama queen Assaf laid it on thick for Mackels:
Assaf questioned the timing of the I-Team’s story.
“It hurts a lot. It really does,” Assaf said. “So, I wish you would wait until we’ve had a chance to absorb it.”
The first member of the Slabbed Nation to get me a copy of that preliminary audit report gets to pick the song for next music post.