And here’s your answer, Doug ~ Jason Berry
We’ll be getting up with Google to nab the C&D sent by the Goatherders.
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And here’s your answer, Doug ~ Jason Berry
We’ll be getting up with Google to nab the C&D sent by the Goatherders.
Via facsimile (902) 742-0678
February 6, 2013
Justice Leon Muise
Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
164 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1C2
RE: Yarmouth Action #328248
Trout Point Lodge et al v Louisiana Media Company LLC
Dear Justice Muise:
On Friday January 18, 2013 I was contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding a security breach and/or hacking of my widely read legal affairs blog at www.slabbed.org by persons connected to or acting on behalf of targets of an ongoing Federal Investigation in post Hurricane Katrina political corruption on the Gulf Coast, specifically metro New Orleans. The above action is one of several defamation suits filed by Aaron Broussard’s American expatriate business managers in Canada1, Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret over minute details of their self-admitted business relationships and management of an entity that United States prosecutors would later describe as an elaborate bribery scheme.2 The United States District Court for Southern District of Mississippi would later describe these Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation lawsuits filed by Broussard’s Canadian based business agents as the practice of “libel tourism”.3
The purpose of this letter is to address the use of perjured affidavits by Charles Leary in the above captioned defamation suit filed before your court to invade the privacy of US Internet commenters commenting on a US political corruption scandal. Attached to this letter is a motion made by Charles Leary under your local rule 14 filed on April 26, 2011 seeking a court order to obtain the IP address of 4 commenters on my blog including myself. Mr. Leary claimed in the court filing and at a later hearing before your court in May, 2011 that I was an anonymous blogger, that he did not know my identity and needed a court order to determine such in order to file suit against me and 3 other Americans for defamation in Canada.
Also attached to this letter is an affidavit sworn in United States District Court by Mr. Leary in Yarmouth Nova Scotia dated July 25, 2012 submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in which Mr Leary swore:4
“On May 6, 2011, a process server named Chris Yount served a Notice of Intended Action directed to Doug Handshoe on Doug Handshoe’s wife at his residence in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.”
Less than two weeks later he was in your courtroom testifying he did not know the identity of the publisher of Slabbed. The effect of this was that I and 3 others were denied due process to contest Mr Leary’s wild accusations. Continue reading “Slabbed sends an open letter to Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Leon “Pierre” Muise”
You should click here because the harassment first became manifest when former NOLA City Attorney Bob Ellis threatened Jason Berry at American Zombie with a SLAPP suit.
Less than one year later Interim parish Prez Steve TheRiot sued the blogosphere conducting a witch hunt for certain online critics. Slabbed was mentioned in TheRiot’s suit in a clear shot across our bow.
And then there are the SLAPP suits from Canada, well covered here on Slabbed.
The dots are all out there folks, they just need connecting.
OK folks have we thought about this enough? We have a federal subpoena out to the folks at NOLA Media Group asking for all the skinny on 11 internet commenters. One of the post Katrina NOLA police murder cases involving civilians is in danger of getting verdicts set aside. And the former Goatherder in Chief has asked for an evidentiary hearing. Days later Federal prosecutors contested Broussard’s motion arguing his guilty plea precluded such a line of inquiry. And then I started getting emails from observers with criminal defense experience and those off blog comments were enlightening. I’ll preface the rest of this post by saying I know very little about the practice of criminal law in the Federal Court system beyond the fact it is hard for a defendant to win at trial.
With that said there are some important points that were made and the first regards the Team Horn subpoena to NOLA Media Group for information on those 11 commenters. I’ll let a knowledgeable reader explain:
As part of their law enforcement mission the Feds can issue a subpoena to ensure that the law is being observed. They don’t need even a suspicion that the law may have been violated to issue a subpoena. That the newspaper is (1) objecting, (2) asking the Feds to disclose the basis for the subpoena, and (3) questioning whether the DOJ has authority to request the information under the Inspector General Act is curious and raises issues. For example, if the DOJ indulges the newspaper’s opposition and does not respond by saying, “Make the return on the subpoena or we’ll seek a contempt citation against your publisher.” it will indicate a lack of resolve and perhaps a political approach by the DOJ in the investigation.
Insofar as the merits are concerned, the paper can’t object, because it is not any of the commenters who have that right instead. The newspaper has no standing to act to ensure the DOJ is complying with law. That’s a right that belongs to the commenters and there’s no 1st Amendment issue involved. If there were it would have been asserted already. Furthermore, federal law enforcement need not give a basis for issuing the subpoena. They can issue a subpoena to check whether the law is being observed even without a suspicion of criminal activity. They need not give the basis to the newspaper. Asking for the basis for the subpoena is like asking for information so the paper can expand on the story. Thus, not only are the merits entirely in favor of the DOJ, the paper insulted the DOJ.
The newspaper is defending itself, not the commenters.
This raises interesting questions and lots have been raised of late regarding that Federal subpoena to NOLA including by Jason Berry over at AZ. The rumor mill is in overdrive as to any connection between the subpoena and Fred Heebe’s various defamation lawsuits against former members of the US Attorney’s office. Until something else comes out I’m sticking with my theory that Heebe did not need an insider beyond his own legal team to divine Perricone and Mann were posting to NOLA.com. Continue reading “Let’s drill down a bit on the latest developments in USA v Broussard: A playing on the internet update.”
To understand what Ignatius is saying one must first understand the fact that WordPress.com/Automattic are not WordPress aka WordPress.Org, an open source database system that is used for blogging. While Automattic is supportive of the continued development of the blogging platform from which their website takes it name it is distinct and separate from it. Automattic is much more a web host than anything else and while you can have them host a blog for free there are a few major drawbacks. Ignatius explains on his old WordPress site:
I have become increasingly concerned that Automattic (this web host) does not share my concerns for my readers and posters privacy. In addition I did not wish to share in Slabbed’s loss of data when they were taken down twice this year without so much an email of warning.Automattic professes: “We are passionate about making the web a better place.” They may wish to start by protecting our privacy! I’m sorry nothing short of a U.S. court order should be acted upon by a web host, in my opinion!This will be my exit from this site. Thanks for reading and following my though the years.The new site can be found at Ignatiusjeffreilly.org should you wish to follow me.
What he is taking about is Charles Leary of Trout Point Lodge swearing false affidavits in Canada for the purpose of invading the privacy of American internet commenters discussing the massive political corruption scandal in New Orleans on Slabbed when we were hosted on WordPress. According to the Concrete Busters lawsuit Leary, Perret and Danny Abel are working on behalf of Fred Heebe, the target of the massive Federal investigation to silence public discourse on the matter and retaliate against those blowing the whistle on the systemic corruption that plagues this area.
Those of you that read Ignatius’ blog should click here to get to his new site.
In part 2 Slabbed takes an in depth look back at the Trout Point Lodge lawsuit against Louisiana Media Company LLC aka Tom Benson’s Fox 8 as we examine how Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret used foreign jurisdictions with abusive defamation laws to invade the privacy of American citizens commenting on the corruption scandal in New Orleans.
Go ahead, make my day
Attorney for the former Goatherder in chief, Robert Jenkins amuses with his latest installment of Goats on a rope but before we get to that lets set the atmosphere in the spirit of the season with the following reader suggested video from the good people at Giggle with the goats:
Yesterday Robert Jenkins took a break from representing the disgraced and soon to be indicted former mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin to register indignation with Judge Head over Sal Perricone and Jan Mann playing on the internet. Drew Broach had all the skinny for NOLA including Jenkin’s motion which caused some “organic laughter” here at Team Slabbed. Judging from the reader comments both on Drew’s original and updated story (linked above) Jenkin’s assertion that Broussard actually had a good reputation to lose pretrial is the stuff of sheer fantasy but the comment of the day goes to David Chistenson, whom I’ll publicly thank for all the new Google search referrals related to that pesky Katrina virus:
Greed is a terrible thing. Shut up and take the few years you are going to get. The DOJ will pull the plea and move the trial. Don’t be stupid.
This would be the best advise anyone has ever given Broussard but as they say on finance “Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered”.
OK, time for another video: Continue reading “Self control was never one of Aaron Broussard’s strong points”
It’s a “bargain” folks as $35,000 will get you Lot 6 at the Trout Point Development near East Kemptville Nova Scotia, owned by Bryan Krantz according to Slabbed’s exclusive reporting on this aspect of the massive political corruption scandal in Jefferson Parish, which has dominated the news cycle in metro New Orleans for over 2 years.
The development at Trout Point, was alleged by federal prosecutors to have been a conduit for an Aaron Broussard bribery scheme, a crime to which the former Goatherder in chief has since copped a plea, becoming a government informant in the process. With Broussard’s plea, it is no surprise more rats are jumping off Aaron’s Nova Scotia bandwagon as the scheme has unraveled.
Welp folks, looks like WWL TeeVee’s Eric Paulsen has fed his coworker Mike Perlstein a sweeps month turd sandwich that will likely be a bit hard going down. What can I say but this series of posts will have a little something for everyone in Magnum’s partner James Williams plus Paulsen’s Goatherder friends Danny Abel and Shane Gates aka Shane D’Antoni as Perlstein takes a crack at Gates v Strain, promoting a drunk driver with a history of suing for police brutality. To tell the sad tale of TeeVee news gone wild we must first show the Perlstein report on the subject:
Aaron dear, you better not leave anything out of that squeal-a-thon you’re having with Team USA. 😉
Let’s start with this story by Allen Powell, Plaquemines School Board finance director indicted on theft charge.
The finance director for the Plaquemines Parish School Board has been indicted by a grand jury in connection with the theft of more than $46,000 from the school system.
Joyce Green, 50, 5148 Oak Bayou Road in Marrero, was charged with two counts of theft of more than $500 and one count of malfeasance in office by a Plaquemines Parish grand jury on Thursday, said District Attorney Charles Ballay.
Green is accused of asking a finance clerk to issue three checks for a total of about $77,000 in May for work she said she had completed. However, Ballay said that Green, who received two payments but not the third, was not entitled to the money, and that the school system has no record that she completed the work.
And now Abel spins that into the following defamation fantasy: Continue reading “Slabbed checks in with the Legal Department at the Super 8 Motel to present the latest Goatherder jackassery”