Saturday Catch Up: Perdigao Forfeiture and RICO

As I observed in a previous comment to Sally, it is hard to continue a civil suit from behind bars so the dismissal of Jamie Perdigao’s RICO suit against Adams and Reese was an expected development in this continuing saga.

Related to the civil suit is the criminal case where DoJ filed motion for forfeiture of money Perdigao turned over after his initial arrest. What I found interesting is what was missing from both the motion and the preliminary order granting the DoJ motion.

I continue to have reason to believe we have not heard from Mr Perdigao for the last time. (h/t Mr NAAS for the PACER docs.)

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We Have Some New Filings on USA v Perdigao

In fact we have the plea agreement, factual basis, forfeiture, a sentencing date and more on the Perdigao legal page. I noted some of the docs were not signed by Mr Wessel.

I’ve read the docs and have some thoughts but am interested in hearing what Sally and some of the others have to say. All the docs can be found on our Perdigao legal page.

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Breaking: Perdigao Pleads Guilty to 30 of 63 Counts (Updated 3X)

Just up on the Times Picayune breaking news:

One of the state’s best minds in gaming law pleaded guilty this morning to bilking the white-shoe law firm he worked for of $30 million, then stashing the bulk of it in a Swiss bank account.

Jamie Perdigao, 46, pleaded guilty to 30 of the 63 felony counts he was facing, and agreed to forfeit the $30 million, which was already in the possession of the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Clad in prison garb and shackled at the wrists and ankles, Perdigao made his plea before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon. Continue reading “Breaking: Perdigao Pleads Guilty to 30 of 63 Counts (Updated 3X)”

James Gill on the Latest Perdigao Developments

I’ve been reading James Gill since the 1980’s – I thought he was old then and now we’re both old.  😉 He too has been following the Jamie Perdigao saga and is no doubt hearing the same rumors we are that guilty pleas are coming tomorrow. As Mr Gill points out Federal prosecutors now have Jamie Perdigao by the balls.  In the meantime there is another very interested party as Mr Gill points out – Edwin Edwards:

A few months ago both former Gov. Dave Treen and Jamie Perdigao seemed to offer Edwin Edwards hope of an early release.

Perhaps it will still happen, but Edwards cannot be encouraged by recent events.

It is not easy for a defendant, out on a $2 million bond while awaiting trial for a string of big-time felonies, to find a way to diminish his reputation further. But Perdigao has pulled it off, and now sits in the jug. Continue reading “James Gill on the Latest Perdigao Developments”

Breaking: Perdigao’s Bond Revoked, Situation Goes from Bad to Worse

Susan Finch at the Times Picayune has the breaking story.  Momma and Pappa Perdigao’s personal residences now hang in the balance:

A former Adams and Reese law partner facing trial Dec. 1 for allegedly stealing $30 million from his ex employer must stay in jail until then because he has violated several terms of the hefty bond that his parents underwrote to allow him to remain free, a federal magistrate ruled today.

Magistrate Louis Moore revoked Jamie Perdigao’s $2 million bond, half secured by his mother’s home and half by his father’s residence, after hearing from the FBI agent who arrested Perdigao Oct. 16 on charges of gaining unauthorized access to Adams & Reese and downloading many sensitive documents. Continue reading “Breaking: Perdigao’s Bond Revoked, Situation Goes from Bad to Worse”

Breaking: Perdigao's Bond Revoked, Situation Goes from Bad to Worse

Susan Finch at the Times Picayune has the breaking story.  Momma and Pappa Perdigao’s personal residences now hang in the balance:

A former Adams and Reese law partner facing trial Dec. 1 for allegedly stealing $30 million from his ex employer must stay in jail until then because he has violated several terms of the hefty bond that his parents underwrote to allow him to remain free, a federal magistrate ruled today.

Magistrate Louis Moore revoked Jamie Perdigao’s $2 million bond, half secured by his mother’s home and half by his father’s residence, after hearing from the FBI agent who arrested Perdigao Oct. 16 on charges of gaining unauthorized access to Adams & Reese and downloading many sensitive documents. Continue reading “Breaking: Perdigao's Bond Revoked, Situation Goes from Bad to Worse”

Jamie Perdigao: Gifted Lawyer, Rapscallion, Secret Shoplifter?

Another big H/T to Mr NAAS. I think it is now official –  this case has passed into the realm of never never land.  It also could be the behind the scenes explanation for the extra week in jail while Mr Wessel prepares for the bond hearing. This doesn’t look good for team Perdigao – shoplifting Charmin and parrot food from the Covington Walmart while on bond for allegedly stealing $30 million dollars isn’t good for ones pretrial freedom, especially when you have $800 cash in your pocket at the time of the arrest:

Recently, the FBI learned that the defendant has been deceiving this Court and the entire criminal justice system. On February 27, 2008, defendant Perdigao was arrested by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for shoplifting. Continue reading “Jamie Perdigao: Gifted Lawyer, Rapscallion, Secret Shoplifter?”

Cori and Kerri Rigsby, Meet Jamie Perdigao

H/T to Mr NAAS for the U.S. Attorney’s supplemental response to Jamie Perdigao’s request for a rule 17C subpoena. Once again we have the term stolen document enter into the lexicon of the case along with the Government’s contention that since Perdigao had what he subpoenaed from Adams and Reese on his computers (that were seized by the Government last week) he should not be able to use or subpoena any of the items.

Jim Letten and friends
Jim Letten and friends

Pursuant to a search warrant executed in the above referenced computer intrusion, the government seized the defendant’s computer as well as two computers belonging to Adams & Reese. Thus far, the FBI has found a bevy of stolen files in the defendant’s computer belonging to the victim Adams & Reese. Continue reading “Cori and Kerri Rigsby, Meet Jamie Perdigao”

The Times Picayune Reports on the Perdigao Detention Hearing Postponement

Team Perdigao needs more time to prepare according to his criminal defense lawyer William Wessel. A reader emailed me observing that since Jamie Perdigao is presently in jail, the week postponement is somewhat odd. IMHO this development could signal behind the scenes activity – not that it is a given Judge Fallon will let Mr Perdigao out but the thinking is there has to be an incentive for him to sit in jail another week as opposed to knowing his pre trial fate. Stay tuned.

Now the Times Picayune staff report:

A former Adams and Reese law partner jailed since his arrest last week on new charges of hacking into his ex-employer’s computer system will have to wait another week to find out if he’ll be allowed to go free on bond as he awaits trial on earlier charges that he stole $30 million from the firm. Continue reading “The Times Picayune Reports on the Perdigao Detention Hearing Postponement”

The Latest Twist in the Perdigao Saga Ripples Across the Local Media UPDATED with details of new charges

UPDATENew Charges h/t NAAS

Gorden Russell wrote a longer story for today’s Times Picayune on Wednesday’s arrest of Jamie Perdigao for hacking the Adams and Reese computer system. For our regular commenters who expressed some disbelief at this latest twist I’ll add it comports with our experience with the insurance litigation and then some.

Before I get to Mr Russell’s article I’ll backtrack and begin with the story at WWL TV which picked up the AP story:

Perdigao was arrested Wednesday night. The 46-year-old is said to have accessed the computers of Adams and Reese on multiple occasions from Oct. 11 until Oct. 14.

The FBI says computers seized at Perdigao’s girlfriend’s home in Metairie were used to get into the law firm’s computers.

And now today’s Times Picayune story which makes clear these latest allegations have landed Mr Perdigao in a world of shit:

There are few defendants who have done as much to annoy prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office than lawyer Jamie Perdigao, a former partner at Adams and Reese who is awaiting trial on charges that he stole $30 million from the firm. Continue reading “The Latest Twist in the Perdigao Saga Ripples Across the Local Media UPDATED with details of new charges”