18 U.S. Code § 4 – Misprision of felony: A primer for culpable Bay St Louis City Employees

I’m writing this post specifically for one group of people, Bay St Louis City employees that knew what was going on and decided to go along to get along in order to keep their jobs. “I was only following orders” is not a legal defense. Knowing of the commission of a crime and doing nothing … Continue reading “18 U.S. Code § 4 – Misprision of felony: A primer for culpable Bay St Louis City Employees”

Misprision – What is a “reasonable” time?

Misprision is an old law; albeit, not as old as the one handed to Moses that influenced its original construction – the Commandment to honor our fathers and mothers – and a relatively young law in this country. In 16th Century England, misprision was applied to treason – a crime treated differently in today’s United … Continue reading “Misprision – What is a “reasonable” time?”

Friday Links: The apple does not fall far……

First up from the land of Dizzy Dean: Stone County attorney disbarred over misappropriated funds ~ Robin Fitzgerald Let’s count some apples shall we. Dad gets off very light with house arrest after the family drug running enterprise blew up in the 1990s while son Eddie got 7 for his participation. Now Tadd nabs client … Continue reading “Friday Links: The apple does not fall far……”

in perfect harmony – Zach files trio of documents in USA v Scruggs

Maybe the Rule of Law will also sing “in perfect harmony” after the Court considers the trio of documents filed in USA v Scruggs this morning. Patsy Brumfield reports on one –  Petitioner’s Memorandum In Reply to the Government’s Response to Motion of David Zachary Scruggs for Depositions (linked here and in Scribd’ format below) … Continue reading “in perfect harmony – Zach files trio of documents in USA v Scruggs”

The end of the mystery: Paul Rioux reports on the Waste Management suit for the Times Picayune

I was wondering which T-P employee was camped out with us last week on our Waste Management posts. Turns out it was likely Paul Rioux, who checks in today with a long report on the Waste Management suit and the continued revelations about the fix Aaron Broussard and his cronies in Parish government put in for … Continue reading “The end of the mystery: Paul Rioux reports on the Waste Management suit for the Times Picayune”

BREAKING NEWS – Zach files reply: Cites 5th Circuit and argues what Government

Will update later today.  Just stopping by to link Zach’s [Defendant’s] Reply Memorandum in Support of His Motion to Vacate His Conviction – safe to say he knows his Skilling – and list the points he argues the Government  contest and “therefore effectively conceded” The Government’s Response in Opposition (D.E. 309) has dramatically narrowed the … Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS – Zach files reply: Cites 5th Circuit and argues what Government”

Evidence of criminal wrongdoing cannot be a trade secret – Rigsbys answer State Farm’s Counterclaim

Evidence of criminal wrongdoing – documents which are the utensils through which a crime is committed – cannot be a trade secret. Sop’s excellent post on behavioral economics provides the contextual frame for the Rigsbys’ Answer to State Farm’s Amended Counterclaim seeking Summary Judgment for Retaliatory Discharge. From that perspective, we start with the Conclusion: … Continue reading “Evidence of criminal wrongdoing cannot be a trade secret – Rigsbys answer State Farm’s Counterclaim”

Zach’s Plea documents – this you’ve got to see!

Zach waived indictment on misprision of felony and entered his Plea on a bill of Information. Here is a transcript of the hearing. The felony he witnessed and did not report as soon as possible – the crime – took place on or about November 1 according to the Information. In other words, Balducci was … Continue reading “Zach’s Plea documents – this you’ve got to see!”

Breaking: Zach Scruggs Pleads Guilty

Reportedly Zach Scruggs has plead to the charge of Misprision of felony. More details as they develop. Update: Here is the breaking news C-L Story: OXFORD — Oxford lawyer Zach Scruggs — the son of Dickie Scruggs, Mississippi’s wealthiest trial lawyer — pleaded guilty today to failing to report a felony in connection with a … Continue reading “Breaking: Zach Scruggs Pleads Guilty”

Worth repeating take note: People are still upset about this Whitmer plea…..

Whitmergate is not alone in suggesting that a great deal of what we’ve seen unfold in the massive federal investigation into the systemic political corruption in Jefferson Parish is posturing in order to contain the felony contagion and to the extent I’ve heard similar sentiments from other knowledgeable commenters we must examine the cause of the heartburn … Continue reading “Worth repeating take note: People are still upset about this Whitmer plea…..”