This is the defense side of things per Anita Lee’s DMR employee’s South Mississippi home searched circa January 2013.
The DMR paid $245,000 for the lot on a bayou near the Pascagoula River.
Holleman said Shumate removed herself completely from the land transaction. He said her parents, Curt and Ann Hebert, saw the program advertised and approached the DMR about buying the property.
“When her parents got involved, she had nothing to do with it,” Holleman said. “There will be documents that support that.”
I have what I believe to be the documents to which Tim Holleman referred. But first let’s revisit the final Office of the Inspector General report on the DMR Friends and Family Program regarding the purchase of the Hebert property:
This next part is very interesting and it lends color to the role of Jim Hood’s office in the DMR cesspool.
That contractor would have to be employed at Elizabeth Barber’s shop since she was the CIAP guru for DMR at that time. The after the fact raising of the alarms is too funny though, mainly because Jim Hood had staff attorneys involved in this specious transaction from the very beginning. Back to those documents to which Tim Holleman referred:
For my part I think the reasons Jim Hood’s office fought the Sun Herald tooth and nail attempting to deny public access to these public records are coming into much sharper focus. Stay tuned.