A quick pointer for everyone that is new here, the calendar on the top of the left sidebar is an excellent tool for searching the Slabbed New Media archives. Mousing over a particular date on the calendar will pop up of list of that days posts. Click on a particular date and every post on that day will be displayed. As I moused over this day while waxing nostalgic, chills literally ran up my spine. Slabbed has done some great things since but from looking back at 2010/2011 we’ve set a high bar for ourselves as an online community. As a result of those old posts Slabbed New Media has developed sourcing into Jefferson Parish Politics that rivals the very best of the NOLA media community to this day.
In any event over the next few months I’m likely to feature some of those old posts circa 2010, especially the ones that have aged well. Today I feature one that has nothing to do with Jefferson Parish at all but is a classic for obvious reasons. Enjoy.
Actually he has more problems coming than finishing out his prison sentence in Florida but who am I to spoil the surprise. What I can say is Broussard’s claim that his lawyer Robert Jenkins was ineffective fell flat with Judge Head:
Broussard has spent time at a Federal Pen in North Carolina before being transferred, via Atlanta and the woman’s prison at Tallahassee Florida to Club Fed in Pensacola. Not too many male convicts can say they did time at a woman’s penal institution. Freddy strike up the band!
Jefferson Parish President John Young spent an hour on the witness stand Friday in the Hurricane Katrina flood trial, distancing himself from his predecessor, Aaron Broussard, and vowing that drainage pump operators will never leave the parish on his watch. “I disagreed with it then. I disagree with it now,” Young testified…
To me the question is how will a jury view all the testimony they’ve heard to date. With all the contradictions between the testimony of the elected officials opn who knew what, where and when I think the jury will either:
Take it out of Aaron Broussard’s hide, which in turn would give me a nice warm fuzzy feeling.
Tune all the testimony out and punt.
My guess is they will take it out of Broussard’s hide but let’s not count our chickens just yet. Mantime Jeff Adelson over at the Advocate also wrote an account of Young’s testimony yesterday:
I heard about this article before it was written and one of the examples I was cited was not mentioned by name in Tyler Bridge’s piece. In it is the reason I think Michael Bagneris is running against Landrieu for Mayor and as such there is a kernel of truth in the criticisms. I found it very interesting that Bagneris even bagged a campaign contribution from Lakeshore, Mississippi, one of the unlikeliest of places one would expect an out of state democrat candidate for Mayor of NOLA to receive campaign ca$h.
Meantime I believe Slabbed was the first website to disclose the GOP was backing Bagneris so excuse me while I take a victory lap and blow raspberries at AROD. 😉
Next up from the consider it a well deserved compliment files:
I saw the Richard Sherman interview with Erin Andrews after the NFC Championship game and thought Andrews was in over her head. Even at its lowest levels, football is all about competition at its most Darwinian. You gotta have a mean streak and the right attitude to excel at it and the cornerback everyone now loves to hate has it all in spades plus some.
Thus when you make the play that put your team in the Super Bowl and do it against the guy from the other team that has been trading trash with you all week, emotions would naturally be running very high. You’d think since Erin Andrews has covered the sport for years she’d been more prepared for Sherman’s outburst. Even better is this nugget from Sherman’s college days at Stanford:
And it carries pretty much the standard definition in the world of financial message board communications as it does in the Navy. Wanna know a bit more about your fellow “anonymous” message boarders. Get a fix via sonar and then:
After the explosion information always bubbles up and that was certainly the case with the saga of Judge Susie Morgan’s former law clerk turned accused pedophile Thomas “Haller” Jackson. I could not have been more personally delighted with the results of my last depth charge thus we begin with David Lat over at Above the Law, who was kind enough to link Slabbed’s coverage of the Jackson arrest. Here is Lat’s last update to his post on same:
In response to a number of the comments, I would observe that (1) the allegations describe truly reprehensible and disgusting conduct (even though there was no actual boy involved); (2) if the allegations are true, then Haller Jackson should be punished to the full extent of the law; and (3) the sexual abuse of children is a deadly serious problem. I would have thought that (1) this all went without saying and (2) an audience composed mainly of lawyers and law students would understand the presumption of innocence. But based on some of the comments, it seems that I was wrong. Hence this update.
I think the lawyers and nonlawyers all understood Mr. Lat’s post but it would be a reader comment such as this one that prompted the post update:
“At least he was carrying condoms. You don’t need a Ph.D. in epidemiology to know the wisdom of using protection in random sexual encounters. . . . It sounds like Haller Jackson is in a relatively good position, under the circumstances. . . . The younger Haller Jackson and I have been friendly for a number of years — we know each other through his former boss, Chief Judge Kozinski (who has had his own racy misadventures online) — and I was shocked by these allegations. Nothing I know of Haller Jackson would lead me to believe he could engage in such conduct — and I suspect that the four federal judges for whom he clerked feel the same way. He did, after all, have to pass background checks in order to obtain his multiple clerkships.” Jesus Fucking Christ, Lat. Innocent until proven unpreftigious is not even a joke anymore. He is in a “good position” after trying to fuck a ten year old. He actively solicited sex with a ten year old, but since the ten year old did not exist and he is a Koz alum, it’s all good? I thought the FREE KEVIN RING was bad, but by comparison, that article might as well be In Cold Blood. This might be my tipping point with your website. It was fun while it lasted.
From late May until October 2011, Charles Leary on behalf of Broussard and company, abused legal processes in their lawsuit against Louisiana Media Company multiple times in their paranoid witch hunt for Broussard’s detractors including time periods after they had formally filed suit against me in Nova Scotia. But that is not all that was happening in the Louisiana Media case no siree. You see folks in that suit Charles Leary and Vaughn Perret were telling a different story about how the Fox 8 reports on Aaron Broussard’s Nova Scotia bribery and money laundering scheme had damaged the Lodge. In fact here is their exact damages pleading:
89. As a direct result of defamatory broadcasts made by the defendant, third parties with whom the plaintiffs enjoyed longstanding business relationships have decided to depart from any and all contacts with Trout Point and Nova Scotia, withdrawing investment and selling property to plaintiff’s detriment.
That’s right folks, Leary, Perret and Trout Point Lodge, on behalf of Aaron Broussard and others actually plead that their damages were caused by the disruption of their business relationship with Nova Scotia Enterprises, the entity that was identified by prosecutors as a Broussard bribery scheme. Never mind NSE never owned anything in Nova Scotia and was never registered to do business in Nova Scotia because when you make it up as you go and are willing to swear false affidavits to back up the lies, the Nova Scotia defamation scene was truly the Broussard and Company’s oyster. Continue reading “The Heart of the Matter: Exhibits F & G”
Broussard’s receipt of a major ownership interest in a company holding Canadian resort property for little or no capital contribution, which was instead supplied by various Parish vendors
Beginning in or around 2002, a company named Nova Scotia Enterprises, LLC (“NSE”), was formed. See Exhibit A at 1-5 (Articles of Organization and Initial Report of NSE). NSE was a holding company for several pieces of vacation rental property located in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. See Ex. A at 11 (Operating Agreement of NSE at Section 2.3, noting purpose of company is to acquire and own real property). At various times from 2002 through 2010, there were up to twelve partners in NSE – many of which were Jefferson Parish contractors or prospective contractors. See id. at 32-34 (attachments to NSE Operating Agreement). Broussard was also a partner in NSE. See id. at 34. However, unlike almost every other partner in NSE, Broussard was given a large, 42% interest in NSE for a small capital contribution to the company. See id, at 34 (reflecting Broussard’s ownership interest) & 56 (NSE spreadsheet reflecting contributions made by NSE partners and noting that Broussard’s contribution as approximately $782.60). By contrast, nearly $50,000 was contributed by several other NSE partners for the upkeep and maintenance of properties. See id. at 56. Significantly, many of the NSE investors who supplied the vast majority of the funds obtained a much smaller ownership interest than Broussard in NSE. See id, at 32-34 (reflecting 3% or 6% interest obtained by other partners in NSE). Most importantly and not coincidentally, during Broussard’s tenure, many of the NSE partners, through their various corporations, received contracts with, and work in, Jefferson Parish, worth millions of dollars, at the same time they were funding NSE and Broussard’s corporate interest in it. Finally, Broussard sought, at the conclusion of his tenure as Parish President, to sell his ownership share in NSE – which was purchased for very little – for nearly $200,000, an extraordinary return on the minimal investment supplied by Broussard. See id. at 57-60 (correspondence and promissory note regarding Broussard sale). Thus, in sum, the Government will present evidence reflecting that various Jefferson Parish vendors (who sought and received work when Broussard was Parish President) supplied investments (a thing of value) for a company owned, in large part, and managed by, Broussard. See Exhibit A at 1-60.
Peytavin noted there were too many questions concerning Broussard’s credibility to make the pretrial judgments. The judge twice noted in his three rulings that Broussard has given only one deposition.
Something tells me Darleen Jacobs’ people will not be the only ones making the trip to the Federal Pen in Butner North Carolina to depose the former Goatherder in Chief. If I may be so bold to suggest a full fleshing out of this evacuation to Mount Hermon Louisiana nonsense because that is exactly what Broussard and his doomsday plan are: complete nonsense.
My own considered opinion is Broussard intentionally flooded the Parish via abandonment of the pumps so he and his cronies could partake in some disaster crony capitalism that resulted from the flooding. At least that is what a preponderance of the evidence tells me. I’m proud Slabbed contributed to the knowledge base that is the Broussard Flood of 2005. Speaking of that knowledge base, these three archival posts from Nowdy are must reads on this topic: Continue reading “Doomsday for the former Goatherder in Chief?”