BREAKING: I’m getting word the FBI is at the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority (UPDATED)

The exact term in the text message was the JP Housing Authority has been “raided” by the FBI. I’ll have more details as they become available.

UPDATE
I have confirmed the FBI raid with another source. Book ’em Dano!

Law Enforcement on the move: A four pack of previous Slabbed topics.

As FBI moves in, Janus voted out as D’Iberville city manager ~ Mary Perez

Criminal investigation examining Jefferson Parish Housing Authority, sources say ~ Manuel Torres

Somethings tells me Slabbed will end up giving some of the Housing Authority types an “Alfortish Special”. ūüėČ

Louisiana attorney general passes on sanctions against Orleans judges for suspect spending ~ John Simerman

Slabbed played a very small role in the above when Judge Calvin Johnson used these pages to get in a word on the subject. Meantime disgraced former NOLA pol Sherman Copeland is back in the news:

Bond set at $10,000 for former New Orleans state Rep. Sherman Copelin Jr. ~ Michele Hunter

The last issue of the old Times Picayune: Aaron Broussard excoriated on the editorial page.

Times Picayune pundit Jarvis DeBerry normally writes on issues we do not cover on Slabbed but I read just about everything he writes in his columns.  That said Jarvis has been burdened with a secret since just before Hurricane Katrina concerning the former Goatherder-in-Chief and he let it all out yesterday and then some.  He conveys a simple truth that Broussard was far more than an accomplished con man as he was also a thug despite the phony emotional displays on national Tee Vee after Hurricane Katrina.

Jarvis’ column paired nicely the Editorial Board’s River Birch’s money spoke loudly in Louisiana: Editorial. Somewhere in my memory banks I seem to remember that money extends to the coast as well. ¬†I’ll have more on that when the time is right.

Finally on Saturday the gang chimed in with this piece on Barry Bordelon’s return to the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority as councilman at large Chris Roberts engages in his favorite pastime: Grandstanding. It’s a councilmatic thing evidently. ¬†ūüėČ

Something tells me this will be a big week here on Slabbed.

 

Paul Rioux sings his swan song before leaving the T-P: “Audit slams Jefferson Parish Housing Authority payments to governing board, legislator’s company”

And folks he did a great job with the topic to boot¬†before leaving the T-P to join the BGR. ¬†Worth noting are Barry Bordelon’s nonsensical responses to the audit are highlighted in the story. ¬†Also worth noting is Waggaman’s George Amato aka George Peterson chimed in with some spot on commentary to Rioux’s piece pointing out:

Diversified Ventures floated a bogus $50,000 invoice through the Parish after Hurricane Katrina. It was presented by former Jefferson Parish District 3 Councilman Byron Lee and pushed through by former Parish President Aaron Broussard.

Also, Diversified Ventures is tied to the illicit non-profit Jefferson Sports & Scholastic Foundation which was ran by Lester Dunn, Byron Lee’s campaign finance manager.

This is all part of the ongoing activities of the “Marrero Mafia” that gave us the likes of Derrick Shepard, Judge Alan Green and ties to the Jefferson clan. Hmm, where does Councilman Mark Spears fit into this we wonder???

How Byron Lee and Girod Jackson fit into the narrative of Broussard’s post Katrina taxpayer-funded¬†largess¬†remains to be seen but they clearly do.

We’re going to have more on the Housing Authority as John Young is suggesting a house cleaning, a great idea so long as the current group of perpetrators is not recycled out in favor of other politically connected herd of swine.

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I heard there was a major scandal brewing over at the Jefferson Parish Housing Board…..(Updated)

Folks Chris Roberts may do an excellent job acting stupid about Girod Jackson, but it appears his buddy from the West Bank that moonlights as a state legislator is again in the news and not for anything good as the guy shows up prominently in this  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General Audit of the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority, which looks to be a classic Conprofit.  You have the Board of Directors slopping at the trough siphoning out obscene amounts of money for themselves, you have professional services contracts let without competition or documentation and over $600,000 in questioned cost were missed by Rebowe and Company, a politically connected CPA firm that supposedly audited the Housing Authority.

Even better we have Elton LaGasse’s former main man Barry “Da Bagman” Bordelon at the center of the scandal as he is the Executive¬†Director¬†of the whole disaster and was¬†evidently¬†double dipping¬†because¬†when he is not lobbying for trash companies like IESI he was splitting purchases to hide the payments to Jackson.

Barry Bordelon, the executive director of the Housing Board is no relation to Da Bagman. I did find this from December 2010 that explains this guy in detail:

The Louisiana Housing Development Corp.’s contract began around the time Barry D. Bordelon signed on as the Housing Authority’s executive director. Bordelon, who is not the same Barry Bordelon who serves as Parish Councilman Elton Lagasse’s top aide, previously sat on the Housing Authority’s board for 14 years and was chairman through each of the previous investigations. He resigned in 2002, around the time of the FBI investigation, only to be hired four years later.

The fact Mini-me’s grandstanding in the above article resulted in his friend Girod Jackson being exposed is priceless folks.

None of this is a secret folks despite the fact US Attorney Jim Letten has done his best to ignore the low level rot exemplified by other conprofits that have made the news. ¬†Here are 4 links to posts that appeared on¬†Slabbed¬†dealing with Byron Lee, Girod Jackson beginning with this post circa November 2010. ¬†Chris Roberts liked to act stupid with his Girod who? comedy skit but we debunked that bit of bullshit here, just after Jackson was profiled on Fox 8 for ripping off homeowners taking money and not doing work. ¬†Jackson also showed up in two¬†of the three posts I did on Byron Lee’s conprofit, the Jefferson Sports and Scholastic Foundation.

H/T several readers and the NOLA.com story for the HUD/OIG report link.  Car 54, where are you????

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Will the children on the Jefferson Parish Council ever learn? Waste Management sues to block IESI deal.

It should be noted the Young Administration tried to do the right thing before being overruled by the Parish Council.

Waste Management sues Jefferson Parish to block IESI contract to run parish dump. ~ Paul Rioux, The Times Picayune

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One picture that tells the tale on a point Waste Management will be driving home in their suit with the Parish.

Hat tip to Jr in comments and I echo his sentiments about IESI having this pic on their front page carousel being beyond dumb. Regarding this Barry Bordelon guy that works for Elton Lagasse, don’t the taxpayers pay him enough so that he can serve only one master? I don’t know his exact salary but from what I’ve seen the Parish isn’t shy about paying market price for the hired help.

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Now that the Waste Management nuke has detonated, let’s explore the radioactive fallout.

The answer my friends is¬†clearly on the Slab, as SupaSleuth indeed lives up to the moniker. So I put some of the names up in the post tag but those wanting all the skinny regarding some of the allegations Waste Management levied against Parish Government for double dealing should check out the Sleuth’s comment here. Great stuff my man.

Also Whitmergate wrote a guest post for us back in June which touched on the same subject.

Tom Capella is in the post tags because there is a Capella in this woodpile maybe 2. I think most everyone understands the significance of Bob. Adams and Reese because of the Coulon lobbying connection.

I feel safe in saying everyone that matters is reading this post. Additional color in comments about Bordelon and his relationship with Lagasse along with the Capellas mucho appreciated in the greater Slabbed Nation.

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