I’ve been trying to stay away from the coming judicial elections in Jefferson Parish since Julie Quinn quit the Division D race a few months ago as the candidates did not excite me much nor did I see many clear cut choices. That is, until John Sudderth announced he would run in Division D. If you scroll down to the comments you’ll find my lawyer Bobby Truitt tied it up with Sudderth and/or his handlers as there are a few subjects that get Bobby fired up, Operation Wrinkled Robe being one of them.
Long story short Bobby’s client K-Mart was home cooked by former Judge Alan Green and the gang at team K-Mart did not take kindly to that. The investigation into Gretna courthouse corruption exposed many unsightly wrinkles, incestuous relationships political and otherwise and included local icons like Al Copeland. It was one of the most expensive federal investigations in US history and it stopped way short though Federal Judge Tom Porteous ended up being impeached partially as a result of Wrinkled Robe.
So what does this have to do with John Sudderth running for Division D judge? Let’s take a trip down memory lane.
And the participants? This lays it out:
And then the K-Mart case portion of the indictment:
He is not the only one in a bad position as this brings me to the Sudderth connection to this mess as his letter circa November 2012 to the ODC indicates:
And he is having none of it:
And this brings me back to Bobby Truitt’s heartburn with Sudderth’s denial:
So there you have it folks, co-counsel to a homecooking. Sudderth’s former co-counsel Ken Beck aka “Attorney #1” is evidently still winding his way through the hopelessly broken Louisiana disciplinary system and he is using one of our old favorites to represent him:
And what does the ODC do with Sudderth’s letter? Revise a bit of history perhaps?
Here are all the docs for those that want to get all the minutiae:
File this one under know your local candidates for public office.