Let’s talk methane recovery and Peter Butler Jr. as we tie a few more things together: A River Birch Landfill / Jefferson Parish Corruption Update

Folks there is one document that my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak laid on me that merits special attention because it relates to this ridiculously good post Whitmergate authored for Slabbed back in December 2010, which I have made sticky today for everyone’s use and reference.  You see when the politicos divided up their turf with respect to the River Birch Landfill everything was fair game and that would included the methane recovery contract, the main subject of ‘Gate’s post.

None of this is new, of course, and we’ve hashed it out more than a few times but the Butlers, Peter Sr. and Jr. are central characters in the River Birch narrative for Peter Sr was Jim Ward’s lawyer, until that is the FBI raided River Birch’s HQ after which Butler reportedly ceased practicing law.  Jr is board attorney at West Jeff Medical Center and has been a recurring character in our narrative whether Louisiana or Nova Scotia Canada.

Forgotten in the narrative is the Parish had existing contracts for all these services that were publicly bid in accordance with applicable state law at the Parish’s landfill.  Waste Management’s suit against the Parish and River Birch Landfill has gotten all the headlines but WM was not the only people unhappy with the way a solicitation for the disposal of woody waste morphed into an all-encompassing comprehensive waste disposal contract with River Birch that required the Parish to close their landfill and this is where we start today with the following dynamite document on that exact topic: Continue reading “Let’s talk methane recovery and Peter Butler Jr. as we tie a few more things together: A River Birch Landfill / Jefferson Parish Corruption Update”

One of Byron Lee’s conprofits back in the news.

I managed to find a bit of internet here in the woods late this morning as this Byron Lee conprofit deal is back in the news.  I did the down and dirty on the Legislative Audit report via twitter and those wishing to catch up with former Jefferson Parish councilman Byron Lee’s association with taxpayer funded conprofits should click here, here and here.  All the usual suspects are involved in the latest including State Representive Girod Jackson.  Here is the link to the audit report and here is the link to the referenced “for profit business” seeded with taxpayer money. Finally my instant reaction via twitter:

After all none of this was a big secret. Continue reading “One of Byron Lee’s conprofits back in the news.”

Subpoenas Keep On Churning, River Birch Keeps On Turning. Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin

There are no simple answers when it comes to River Birch but I’ll lend some insight as it pertains to Waste Management’s contract, in a humble attempt to give the Slabb Nation’s musings on matters of Jefferson Parish garbage some illumination as I take a stab at answering FifthCircuitJoke’s question:

“I’m still trying to figure out why the biggest Waste Haulers in the Country have all left the New Orleans Metro Area…”

I am going to tell you a story….my honest opinion that I think answers the most simple and obvious question: Why is Waste Management abandoning contractual territory it previously coveted and fought political battles over? Your query is in fact a clue to the volatile origins of ‘River Birch II’; a criminal conspiracy originated by Heebe/Ward to establish a landfill monopoly with the compliance of corrupt Elected and Appointed Jefferson Parish Officials. Continue reading “Subpoenas Keep On Churning, River Birch Keeps On Turning. Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin”

It

I am a man who likes to kill multiple birds with one stone so after Slabbed’s researcher and I left Muni court last month we headed over to Lafayette Square to see what was shaking on skid row. As per usual we were not disappointed as we immediately saw the Wino.

“Hey kid, my lady friend wants to have a few words with you.” said the Wino.  “I think you’ll like her.” She looked like she hadn’t eaten in days so we went to a local restaurant  known for having good turtle soup. Her name was Betty.

“No offense bubba but your work on Byron Lee bites.” she began.  “You always talk about following the money but I’ve been waiting for you to do that for months with Byron Lee.”  I protested that my work load was amazingly heavy but to no avail as she was having none of it.

“Lee is part of a crime family son, one that is pretty easy to find.” Knowing time was scarce that evening she handed me a dossier on Lee. “Don’t fuck it up!”, she exclaimed, ” I traded a case of mad dog for this.” With that she disappeared into the chilly evening. Continue reading “It”

James Gill tackles Murphy the Turd. A Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson ODC reprimand update.

Could James Gill be as big a fan of Slabbed as we are of his opinion columns? While the answer to that question will remain unanswered for now we do know he is paying attention from across the pond as yesterday’s column tackled the subject of the ODC reprimand of former Gov Mike Foster’s boy, Murphy the Turd.  Here is a peek at his column:

Banish any unworthy suspicions, because neither Murphy Foster, nor any of the other four attorneys who made up Breazeale, Sachse’s management committee, had any idea what was on the firm’s website. That was all handled by an office manager, who up and posted the bogus dope on the sly.

It is amazing, when corporate mischief comes to light, how often it turns out that the fault belongs entirely to a relatively humble employee who is no longer around, and so it was here. The office manager has left the company for unrelated reasons, so the motive for spreading “false, deceptive and misleading information” can only be guessed at.

No guessing about our interest, given that Murphy Deux was pushing Fred Heebe for US Attorney during the earlier years of the Continue reading “James Gill tackles Murphy the Turd. A Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson ODC reprimand update.”

Murphy’s law: Mike Foster’s son publicly reprimanded by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Is he really a chip off the old block?

It was subsequently discovered that the website contained false, deceptive, and misleading information about former Louisiana Governor Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr., in that the website suggested or implied Governor Foster was a member of the firm, a governmental relations specialist, and a partner when in fact the former governor is not now nor has he ever been a licensed Louisiana attorney.

The website in question belongs to Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP and the employee in question is none other than former Gov Mike’s boy Murphy the Turd. Let’s skip to the end before we roll out the rest of the gang for our newer readers:

IT IS ORDERED that the Petition for Consent Discipline be accepted and that Murphy J. Foster, III, Louisiana Bar Roll number 5779, be publicly reprimanded. Continue reading “Murphy’s law: Mike Foster’s son publicly reprimanded by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Is he really a chip off the old block?”