She’d really have received an education in Stone County had she gone there at 2:30 in the morning:
Looking at the roster of combatants this false claims act case looks to be a fashionable fight and those that want to read the complaint can click here to download it for free from the DoJ. RFP was also Johnny on the Spot last night with an interesting link so for those of you that want to get an understanding of why this lawsuit has electrified the news power-user community here on the coast is to understand the man who the government has set its sites upon.
The business community is fairly diverse down here but there is a cohort of businessmen that in terms of money-making have few peers and Mr. Cain fits into that elite group. Money is the way the heavyweights keep score and the elites in this group are driven to excel in a game where there is only one way to proverbially win. My personal experience is that the closer you get to what a statistician would term the “right-tail” of the distribution (ie best in class in terms of money making ability), the sharper the elbows become. Few businessmen down here on the coast throw sharper elbows than Mr. Cain, who found himself in statewide news back in 2007/2008 when the legislature sunsetted the Mississippi State Board of Health due to numerous problems in the agency which were thought to be Board of Health inflicted.
Rather than spend tons of time rehashing history what I’m going to do to start is encourage the readers to follow and read some very enlightening court cases that lend some context into Mr. Cain and his business interests. It also gives us a clue as to why he so proficient in procuring politicians from former Governor Ronnie Musgrove to current Lite Gov. Tate Reeves.
A Brother v Brother civil war:
RFP left this links last night in comments and is a must read involving the folks over in Greene County:
Simmons Law Group, P.A. and Heber S. Simmons, III v. Corporate Management, Inc. ~ Mississippi Supreme Court
It is against this backdrop the false claims act suit against the Cains has now appeared in the news twice courtesy of Anita Lee and the folks at the Sun Herald. Frankly this bit background Slabbed now contributes barely scratches the surface.
And for those that are way on the inside of ancient history, I found the fact Jackson media personality Marsha Thompson quoted from Anita’s story which went out on the AP wire across the country via her Facebook page to be rich indeed.
But as sometimes happens when I do some sleuthing, I ran across something else that is just as or even more interesting as the original lead and that is fodder for part two.