Simple Junior, stay away from skanks…….

Not that I’d pile on Junior Galette but when the local lawyers start talking to the media Slabbed listens. No matter what happens Junior just know sir that you are in good company:

Junior Galette’s attorney releases statement on arrest ~ Lyons Yellin

And the attorney that day was Lon Burns. And less than six weeks ago Lon Burns…..

Former Orleans D.A. candidate Lon Burns kicked and punched girlfriend, police report says ~ Robert McClendon

But this is Kenna (brah) so something tells me the infamous Saints Security Department put Junior on Ralph Whalen and we know Ralph from the Jefferson Parish Political corruption scandal. He’s a good defense attorney. Crisis management PR was hired and on the offensive Junior went….

New Orleans Saints’ Junior Galette will be cleared by investigation, attorney says ~ Evan Woodbery

Meantime unnamed female victim went the Tee Vee lawyer route:

Attorney for victim in Junior Galette case: ‘Objective witnesses’ will bolster woman’s case ~ Evan Woodbery

The statement from attorney Joe Raspanti, who was hired to represent the unnamed woman, was released on Tuesday night.

Just an aside but a sexual assault has not been alleged here so why has the ‘victims’ identity been kept from the public? It gets my radar up frankly. Meantime back to Joe Raspanti:

Monday Miscellany: Thompson crash and burn continues, Juvie Court race, TeeVee lawyers gone wild plus a field politician ~ Douglas Handshoe Continue reading “Simple Junior, stay away from skanks…….”

The Sun Herald updates the Scott Walker saga: Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Scott Walker mug shot / The Sun Herald

Given the recent google searches on Scott Walker that landed here on Slabbed I was very happy to see that Sun Herald reporter Margaret Baker updated this continuing story with the latest details today. Here is a snippet: 

Municipal Court Judge Matthew Mestayer said Wednesday he and the city’s prosecuting attorney are recusing themselves from the misdemeanor drunken-driving case of former mayoral candidate and local businessman Scott Walker. 

Mestayer contacted four other local judges to hear the case, but they also had conflicts of interest. So Mestayer said he’s following state statutes and transferring the case to Jackson County Justice Court. Continue reading “The Sun Herald updates the Scott Walker saga: Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

Slabbed news miscellany: Another politician checks into the drunk tank. The Waveland Citizens Fund is shut down. The Sun Herald takes a crack at Simpsongate.

MDOT Executive Director Larry 'Butch" Brown

It seems as though MDOT Executive Director Butch Brown has a gambling problem to go along with his drinking problem folks. Michael Newsom and Geoff Pender have the story for the Sun Herald.  

Brown, 67, was arrested early Friday morning at Beau Rivage casino. According to Biloxi Municipal Court, a Beau Rivage representative asked the court Monday to drop the disorderly conduct charge. A court date of Sept. 13 has been set for the drunkenness charge.  

Biloxi police records say Brown was “intoxicated and unconscious” at a slot machine at 5:43 a.m. on Friday. Casino security woke Brown and “he became extremely belligerent and caused a big disturbance within the casino in view of numerous other people,” police records say, and that he “repeatedly refused to cooperate with officers on the scene.”  

Mississippi is the only state that elects its transportation commissioners and I could spend several posts detailing the systemic corruption and lack of oversight at MDOT but the Sun Herald has already done a great job of doing that. Suffice it to say former Natchez mayor Butch Brown is just the type of stuffed shirt drunk for the job of running MDOT day to day. The shame is I could never connect his son’s bond work to TheRiot and Coastal Securities but it isn’t because of a lack of effort here at Slabbed.  😉 Continue reading “Slabbed news miscellany: Another politician checks into the drunk tank. The Waveland Citizens Fund is shut down. The Sun Herald takes a crack at Simpsongate.”

Meet the man who is running against Jim Hood for Mississippi Attorney General

Mississippi Public Safety Commish Stephen "Homie" Simpson

Stephen Simpson is the name. Bailing out wife beaters early is his game. Jerry Mitchell tells the story for the Clarion Ledger: (Hat Tweet Chris Vignes, Hat Tip Matt Eichelberger

Harrison County’s sheriff released a Gulfport businessman arrested for domestic abuse into the custody of Public Safety Commissioner Stephen Simpson despite a judge’s order to keep the man behind bars for a cooling off period….. 

Sheriff Melvin Brisolara responded, “I think this is something political, and I don’t like the smell of it.” 

We don’t like the smell of this either Mel. While we’re talking about smelling and the ol’ snozola, I think your nose grew several inches while you were lying to Jerry Mitchell as we continue: Continue reading “Meet the man who is running against Jim Hood for Mississippi Attorney General”

Slabbed catches up with Scott Walker. His trial in DC rescheduled to August.

Scott Walker / The Sun Herald

 

Margaret Baker at the Sun Herald had the latest skinny on Mississippi east coast’s most famous drunk in former Ocean Springs mayoral candidate Scott Walker for yesterday’s paper.  Before I share the news on the outcome of today’s hearing, let’s visit with that story to catch up as we fast forward from April and Walker’s arrests on DUI and simple assault charges: 

Former mayoral candidate and Coast businessman Scott J. Walker is slated to go to trial Monday in Washington on allegations he assaulted a staffer of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s office in April, according to court records. 

Court records show prosecutors Tuesday had filed a request for a delay in the case, which was granted Thursday. Prosecutors then withdrew their request for the delay, records show. The trial is expected to move forward as planned. 

Walker, 30, was arrested April 11 at The Ritz-Carlton hotel on attempted possession of a prohibited weapon and simple assault. 

He is accused of assaulting Eleanor D. Kelly, 27. 

Kelly is a staffer for Senator Wicker who had the misfortune of hooking up with Walker not Continue reading “Slabbed catches up with Scott Walker. His trial in DC rescheduled to August.”

Not another dern Tee Vee lawyer: Slabbed takes a second peek at Scott Walker lawyer Bernie Grimm

Bernie Grimm

I noticed we sent several outclicks up to Bernie Grimm, Scott Walker’s Washington DC based attorney from my last post on Scott Walker’s recent meltdown. After I hit “publish” it occurred to me I already knew Bernie (well kinda anyway) from his time as a talking head on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox news show. Since we are fairly well read in local legal circles I thought a follow-up post was in order as this Walker saga will be with us for a while from the looks of things.

After doing a bit of googling on Bernie, I found his life and times in ways mirror better known Grimm’s fairy tales so lets begin with the Cat and Mouse in Partnership and examine how a criminal defense lawyer ends up working at a white collar crime firm:

After 20 years of defending the District’s street-level criminals, solo practitioner Bernard (a.k.a. Bernie) Grimm is preparing to concentrate on white-collar defense. He will start as a partner in the white-collar group at Cozen O’Connor on Jan. 1st. Continue reading “Not another dern Tee Vee lawyer: Slabbed takes a second peek at Scott Walker lawyer Bernie Grimm”

New details emerge about Scott Walker’s violent side. Senator Wicker staffer phone whipped and punched with closed fist.

Scott Walker / The Sun Herald

This Scott Walker update brought to you by Lt Gov Phil Bryant: If he’s warm and Republican he’s good enough for the people in Ocean Springs

Margaret Baker is all over the unfolding Scott Walker meltdown with new details about his arrest in Washington DC for assaulting Senator Roger Wicker staffer Eleanore Kelly. I think it is very clear Scott has problems that go way beyond simple boozing to a place far more sinister. And to think, with the full backing of the state and local GOP political machine, this thug came within 96 votes of becoming the Mayor of Oceans Springs. 

Margaret Baker has the skinny

Former mayoral candidate and local businessman Scott J. Walker assaulted a staffer of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker’s with a telephone in a Washington, D.C., hotel room in the early morning hours of April 11, according to an affidavit filed in the case. 

Walker was charged with simple assault and attempted possession of a prohibited weapon, the weapon of which was identified in the court record as a hotel phone. Continue reading “New details emerge about Scott Walker’s violent side. Senator Wicker staffer phone whipped and punched with closed fist.”