Slander actually involves spoken, rather than written words but that is not what attracted me to this story no siree.
Sharp’s was a complex case investigated by the Covington Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Alford, the DA’s office said.
For example, on another front of that criminal enterprise, Sharp employed various user names on social media and news sites, such as “theyarecriminals,” “rocketmanwinning,” “Uh Oh,” and “Dale,” to defame and smear the company after he was exposed and arrested. Sharp said he used the names to make comments on sites including NOLA.com and Slabbed.org.
Among the false accusations Sharp leveled, prosecutors said, were that GDH International and some of its investors were somehow involved in the unsolved murder of Covington businessman Bruce Cucchiara, who was shot and killed in eastern New Orleans in April 2012.
Which would lead back to this 2013 post. I read the comments Ut Oh left (before I deleted them) and frankly I was left scratching my head on the defamation part as there was little murder talk on that old post though I heard about rumored murder connection to the Sharp prosecution two different ways in accounts that essentially had the parties pointing fingers at each other, which is what ‘cured me’ from further reporting on the subject beyond the crash and burn of the related civil suit.
All that said at the end of the day there was a comment left on Facebook about the plea deal that resonated with me and it simply stated something along the lines of its way more complicated than last weeks plea hearing. Because of how Sharp’s counsel handled his case in the early days, the public will never know.