Tabulating the cost of the Vandenweghe settlement to the taxpayer: Phelps Dunbar’s pound of flesh

Methinks TheRiot v the Blogsphere is also included in the $145,394 taxpayer funded bill for legal services. A truly sad state of affairs folks.  (H/T Citizens for Good Government and the divine M&M sisters)

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Civil District Court lawsuit filed by Concrete Busters against River Birch terms Trout Point Lodge Ltd. of Nova Scotia a “shell company”

Trout Point Lodge Owners Vaughn Perret, Danny Abel and Charles Leary

They did folks. In fact Concrete Busters amended complaint filed Wednesday against The River Birch Landfill et al unifies several themes we’ve covered here on Slabbed through time. But alas those nasty Goatherders and I have an outstanding  matter in United States Federal District Court in Gulfport before Judge Louis Guirola that my lawyer, Bobby Truitt has me barred from commenting upon. But that does not mean that we can’t let Concrete Busters tell part of that story as I invite everyone to consider the implications for quarter 4 sales for the good folks over at Carmex. Let’s start with this snippet from the beginning of the suit:

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Of course the good folks at Concrete Busters listed a few more too: Continue reading “Civil District Court lawsuit filed by Concrete Busters against River Birch terms Trout Point Lodge Ltd. of Nova Scotia a “shell company””

“I love a parade”: While Rome was buring down Chris Roberts was angling to ride in the Saints Superbowl Victory parade

Today’s installment of documents laid on me by my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak deals with a parade but this was no ordinary parade folks, no sir. This was a special parade indeed so to refresh everyone’s memories we need to hit the way back machine and head back to February 2010. Our own AROD was cooling his heels in the St Bernard Parish prison, arrest on charges trumped-up by US Attorney Jim Letten, who evidently had the manpower to burn (as also illustrated by Sal Perricone spending large parts of the day playing on the internet) despite the rampant political corruption. Less than a month before, Parish President Aaron Broussard had resigned in disgrace due his own corruption scandal, portions of which are coming to trial in just a few months.  Interim Parish President Steve Theriot had already been installed via the bums rush by the Parish Council and had been on the job for around 3 weeks.

It was a crazy time for the political classes in Jefferson Parish and  indeed our readers may recall that Theriot was a very busy man at that time and had actually pushed back his coronation and genuflection ceremony with Ashton Phelps and the gang at the Times Picayune because he was so busy and rightfully so as “Rome” was literally burning down .  But what was TheRiot and his band of 6 dwarfs on the Parish Council actually doing then?  Easy folks, they were negotiating with Ray Ray the Chocolate guy to ride in the Saints Superbowl victory parade and it consumed lots of time. Continue reading ““I love a parade”: While Rome was buring down Chris Roberts was angling to ride in the Saints Superbowl Victory parade”

Remember that post on Slabbed early this week regarding Anne Marie Vandenweghe’s public records suit against Jefferson Parish?

Rich Rainey picked up the trail folks as he filed a report yesterday for the Times Picayune on AMV getting a copy of her work hard drive back in partial settlement of her public records suit against the Parish. Let’s pick up a snippet of Rich’s report:

Vandenweghe landed in hot water when interim Parish President Steve Theriot suspended her in February 2010. He allegedly accused her of blogging online during work, according to her federal lawsuit.

Slabbed was there real time back in early 2010 when it all came down. Our old friend TheRiot sent Vandenweghe home along with 2 other lawyers in a PR move and it is worth noting he refused to disclose the reason for her being placed on administrative leave. We soon learned however that TheRiot suspected her of blogging on tower and doing private legal work on Parish time but he was confusing AMV for his buddies Tom Wilkinson and Lawrence Chehardy.  When TheRiot and his henchman could not find anything incriminating on AMV’s work computer, in a stroke of “genius” he sued the blogosphere, got his ass kicked in the court of public opinion and beat a hasty retreat back under the rock from which he slithered. Occasional Op-Ed columnist Drew Broach also examined the lawsuit for the T-P, which he found funny. Here is a snippet:

His explanation is that, notwithstanding the lawsuit’s language, he’s really not out to silence the growing mob. What Theriot says he’s trying to do is to harvest good tips from the likes of watchout40, repentingamigo and prayerwarrior2 about wrongdoing inside the administration. Continue reading “Remember that post on Slabbed early this week regarding Anne Marie Vandenweghe’s public records suit against Jefferson Parish?”