PSA: This is what spice does to you

Sue Boes Mugger via the Sun Herald
Sue Boes Mugger via the Sun Herald

The key here is to understand the friend and family relationships to understand the narcotics conspiracy police just unraveled here in Bay St Louis.

Props to Chief Denardo and his guys at the Bay PD for nabbing the drug scourge of 2015 in accused spice peddlers Sue Boes and Jerry Harris:

Police: 2 people received shipments of Spice by mail at Bay St. Louis home ~ Wes Muller

The key is in the context as Spice overdoes deaths across the coast have dominated the news since early spring including here in Hancock Parish.  Here are two local links that are close enough in time proximity to the above arrests that made me wonder if there is a connection between the accused and the following:

‘Spice’ cocktail leads to overdose death ~ Dwayne Bremer

Breaking News: Another dead, two hospitalized after allegedly smoking Spice ~ Dwayne Bremer

I am certain that Chief Denardo and his guys along with Sheriff Adams and his folks will leave no stone unturned in the investigation. Chief has already ruled Boes and Harris out of the poisonous spice deaths here on the coast per Muller’s article.

Now back to the friend and family relationships I mentioned the following being an example of family.  I could be wrong as it has been a while but I think that house on Chapman belonged to this guy right here.

In any event, given the rash of deaths resulting from bad spice in Mississippi of late if the Chief has the goods on the accused perpetrators, both Boes and Harris are looking at very long prison sentences. I’ll be keeping an eye on this case.

Hot Air: Jackson County Sups Confirm SRHS Pension Trust suffers no theft or embezzlement

Of course as a colleague of mine correctly pointed out on Facebook, this is not a shocker since no one accused anyone of stealing from the pension trust that I am aware. Problems at the County Owned Hospital System itself involving possible conflicts of interest? Check. Related party transactions? CheckCheckCheck.

You gotta wonder at this point if the taxpayers are getting any return on their time and billing investment in Mr. Guice and the bean-counters cross checking every transaction in the pension trust, which SRHS stopped contributing to years ago despite sending account statements to plan participants indicating the hospital was funding the plan.

All that said Guice did impart one piece of very useful information in the last paragraph of the release and this information actually should have been released when the question was first brought up, but instead it was saved for when the litigation really heated up:

Currently, the cost of defense of various parties, which does not include Jackson County, in the number of pending lawsuits is being paid by SRHS’s Officer and Director Liability insurance carrier and is not being charged to the Pension Trust. The policy in question is a “wasting” policy, thus the cost of defense reduces the policy limits of one million dollars.

That “wasting” term holds great meaning for the uninitiated. First things first though. An enterprise buys D&O insurance for the same reason smart CPAs and lawyers buy Professional Liability insurance and it is not to pay a third party claim in case we mess up big. Rather, you buy the policy to pay for the legal defense when you get sued. Continue reading “Hot Air: Jackson County Sups Confirm SRHS Pension Trust suffers no theft or embezzlement”