And folks I couldn’t have explained the nuances to this any better than Drew Broach did for NOLA Media Group. This part echos a theory I’ve had since last fall:
And were the government to promote Broussard’s cooperation to Head before sentencing, it ordinarily would do it by writing what is known as a 5K letter. The court record in the case contains no indication that such a letter has been submitted.
That could mean several things, say several defense lawyers familiar with the case. Perhaps Broussard has given information on River Birch privately, in interviews and grand jury testimony, but won’t receive a government recommendation for help until after he goes to prison. That’s an uncommon, but not unique, sequence of events.
Drew is fair including the theory the former Goatherder in Chief does not know much about the alleged racketeering conspiracy involving the River Birch Landfill but given the Dutchie Connick memo written in 2004 that possibility is remote. That said sources indicate to Slabbed that Aaron Broussard was overheard in a restaurant (Andrea’s) recently saying he was taking all his “secrets to the grave” so my guess would be a lack of cooperation with the prosecutors.
Also Drew correctly points out Broussard was never known as a wealthy man but that was part of the scam with the guy, always broke, always out of money having to borrow from his friends. My sources, some of whom date to Broussard’s college days, describe him to Slabbed as the consummate hustler and the always being broke routine was part of it.
Given his flippant behavior after his last court appearance before Judge Hayden Head, I would add it is not outside the realm of possibility his Honor remands the disgraced former Goatherder in Chief to federal custody immediately. That in turn, would give me the warm fuzzies.
Slabbed will be there Monday to cover the events live from Lafayette Square where I hope to have a live interview with the legendary Wino of Lafayette Square. Meantime, since Aaron’s days with us here in the community are short before his extended vacation at the Graybar Hotel, I would like to turn to new media sensation Alexyss Tylor from Atlanta for some timely prison advice for the former Goatherder in Chief.