This is gonna be a nasty fight: Team River Birch sues Uncle Sam.

Organized crime never goes away without a fight folks, but IMHO Team Heebe/Ward/River Birch has given the Slabbed Nation a great gift in that they filed suit against Team Letten wanting the stuff that was seized in the recent FBI raid back.  They seem a bit sore their consigliere Peter Butler’s legal work product was taken by the FBI but hey, these folks were the ones dumb enough to put it all on the same computer network.

Hat tip to Slabbed’s researcher for finding the suit, as we’re diligently googling to figure out how this major media personality I mentioned fits the puzzle.  This may require a return trip to Lafayette Square.

I might as well disclose the word I get is that this raid happened because the FBI was fearful evidence was on the verge of being destroyed. If that is the case then a reasonable inference is the FBI has a mole in the dump.

The only thing that gives me pause here is the suit has been assigned to Ginger Berrigan, who has never met a criminal or an insurance company she failed to like and is widely considered one of the worst judges in the LAED.

At 44 pages the suit is an illuminating read and contains a list of everything the FBI took last September from River Birch.


We have new subpoenas out in the Federal Grand Jury Investigation

Not seen the actual paper but my source is serendiptiously well placed. It involves real estate transactions involving Team Heebe/River Birch and a major local media personality.  Due to the sensitive nature of the actual subpoena and the fact the info went to the grand jury this morning that is all I have to say about that for now.

I could be wrong but I think all hell is fixing to break loose with this federal corruption investigation involving Jefferson parish politicos.


And while Mr Young is busy preparing to release the evaluation of the River Birch contract……..

Slabbaleaks is preparing to release proof Jefferson Parish Councilman Byron Lee has more than a passing interest in the financial success of the River Birch landfill.  I’ll add we’ve consistently been told several elected parish officials feed from the River Birch trough which would explain the Parish government’s fondness for the landfill, which was recently subjected to an old-fashioned FBI raid.  To further whet our readers appetites I’ll add the info I have on Lee is not “shit storm” I promised to roll out:-)

Meantime today our readers can watch John Young try to spin “the fix” via this story from the T-P’s Paul Rioux, whereby paying a dollar more per ton for trash disposal somehow results in savings, at least according to River Birch spokesman Glenn Smith, who must be subbing for the DA’s brother, Dutchie Connick in that role.  Smith and the River Birch people have evidently seen the report, despite the fact the Parish Attorney’s office initially said no to the T-P’s request for same citing pending litigation against Waste Management.

And the beat goes on…..


Lifestyles of the rich and famous: Who owns the Monroe Mansion that was raided last week by the FBI in connection with the River Birch Scheme?

Note to this post:

The hat tip for this post goes to a reader who did some exhaustive internet sleuthing.  We hope our readers can fill in the gaps. ~ sop

It is no secret that Fred and Jennifer Heebe moved to 5531 St Charles Avenue in early 2009. The question is do they really own the property and what role does the mansion’s former owner play with respect to the property today? To wit:

Yes the Heebe’s are there as evidenced by this and this (we previously highlighted the second link in connection with a Desiree Rogers post I did back in the late spring).

At the end of this article by the T-P’s Kate Moran Jennifer Sneed Heebe confirms her and her hubby Fred are in the process of buying the house.

Here is where it begins to get murky.  According to the Orleans Parish Tax Assessor the property is owned by 5531 St Charles Avenue, LLC which lists the property’s previous owner, Susan D Krohn on the mailing address. The Secretary of State shows 5531 St Charles Ave LLC as having a sole member, BLU, LLC.  I could not find anything on BLU at the Louisiana Secretary of State Website. Continue reading “Lifestyles of the rich and famous: Who owns the Monroe Mansion that was raided last week by the FBI in connection with the River Birch Scheme?”

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Didn’t matter. It didn’t mean anything. When I was broke, I’d go out and rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops. We paid off lawyers. We paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out. Everything was for the taking. And now it’s all over.

And that’s the hardest part. Today everything is different; there’s no action…

For our new readers and long time ones wanting a handy reference guide I consider this post to be our best work on the River Birch Landfill.  We have a good background piece on Fred Heebe here and his wife Jennifer Sneed Heebe here.  Additional resources on “Gretna Style” politician Chris Roberts along with DA Paul Connick’s Bro Dutchie Connick Continue reading “And now a word from our sponsors…..”

More coverage of the FBI raid on River Birch and the Heebe house on St Charles Ave

The Channel 4 report from yesterday’s 6 PM newscast:

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The Wino emailed me with news that the opulent residence of Fred and Jennifer Heebe was also visited by the G men yesterday as well.


Comme le ph

For our newer readers who are scratching their heads at the post title, here at Slabbed we were very early innovators on the topic of Desiree Rogers, President Obama’s former social secretary. Before taking the job at the White House, Desiree worked at Allstate and the executives are always fodder for banter on a good finance board and Allstate’s board at Yahoo is no exception (and trust me when I say even them guys think Mr. Theriot is a pussy).

The old posts we’ve done through time from late 2008 to date can be found here, here, here and here. Here at Slabbed we stipulate the daughter of the late Roy Glapion is both highly intelligent and one heck of a hot babe. But Desiree also reportedly left no “lasting footprint” at Allstate where she evidently made a mid 6 figure salary working on the company’s Facebook page. So with that in place lets visit with a recent thread that tickled my funny bone as our own Steve pokes fun at another poster who may well be Ms Rogers and it is there we begin:

seems like allstate is not keen on non-white representation at senior levels. diversity is only for sales, not in practice. US and Continue reading “Comme le ph”