And the Winner is……………………………

‘Businessman A,’ accused of bribing Ray Nagin, is cinema owner George Solomon, sources say ~ Gordon Russell

Well slap me naked and call me Francis, ’cause I saw ol’ George in my review of the former Goatherder in Chief’s files. And Joe Canizaro too.

Worth noting is Team Letten allowed the statute of limitations to proscribe on Solomon’s alleged bribe of Ray Nagin as my guesses of the owners of Nova Scotia Enterprises comes into much sharper focus.

Dear Joe, ab$olutely love the banking indu$try. Love, Aaron

it was the opportunity to get to know and love both of you in a way that would have never been possible outside of the intimacy of banking activities.

Who knew banking was intimate? I guess it would have to be for a self admitted corrupt politician but whatever floats your boat there Aaron. Let’s pull an oldie outta the cyber jukebox and ponder the possibilities.


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Let’s chat about the media and Aaron Broussard’s relationship with First Bank and Trust and tie a few things together. Part 1

OK folks it is time to come clean, sort of anyway.  Since late July I have been publishing documents courtesy of my fictional “gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak” that really did not come from him.  😉  Actually some of y’all may have noticed some redactions that are beyond my control but suffice it to say that I have found a literal pot o’ gold of Aaron Broussard personal information, between 80,000 to 90,000 pages of information in fact, including documents like the ones between Broussard and First Bank and Trust that I posted Friday.

I’ll add indeed verily I promise I have every reasonable expectation that there is lots of Goatherder jackassery contained in Slabbed’s Pot o’ Gold and I expect soon to publish full, unredacted versions of the various ownership agreements in ventures Broussard peddled such as La Ferme D’Acadie, Cerro Coyote and perhaps even Rauda House.  Slabbed has learned in the course of its exhaustive and ongoing investigation these documents were previously unknown to the investigative community, a defect I personally cured.

Here at Slabbed the tenets of my investigation follows one rule and one rule only: Follow the money.  Following money plays to my strengths and I have 425,000 reasons to follow the trail in its entirety and frankly I’m content to let the aftermath sort itself out.  Along those lines on Friday we introduced Joe Canizaro to the Slabbed Nation.  Joe is a Biloxi native made good from doing real estate development and is likely a hecto-millionaire somewhere in Tom Benson’s zip code.  Both have papal appearances on their resumes though Benson actually got the pope to genuflect and kiss his Saints Superbowl Ring. Lest I digress because unlike Benson, Canizaro had the power to have Aaron Broussard conduct business for First Bank and Trust on Parish Letterhead.  At the time Broussard was on the Board of Directors of FBT.

But in the course of my inspection of these documents there is another story line that I began developing last month that has since come into very sharp focus and that would be the story of the media, specifically how they handed the then unfolding scandal in Jefferson Parish, the second most populous parish in Louisiana and the most populous of the 7 parish NOLA Metro area.  In particular we examine the TeeVee stations today, which cover events like the Red Dress run in NOLA for charity in-depth, but never have a reporter to spare to cover Parish council meetings. Continue reading “Let’s chat about the media and Aaron Broussard’s relationship with First Bank and Trust and tie a few things together. Part 1”

If not for a conflict of interest Aaron Broussard would’ve had no interest at all: My Gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak sends these documents for the consideration of the Slabbed Nation

Well whadda you know folks Aaron Broussard the Parish Prez and Aaron Broussard Inc are in fact a “difference without a distinction”. Let’s examine the following documents to illustrate why:

First up Aaron is a concerned director at First Bank and Trust:

As per my previous discussion with you, I will not accept any compensation from the Bank for Board related work on my part for the months of September, October, November, and December 2005.

As I expressed to you personally, this is my way of showing my support for the bank during these tough times.

Indeed these were tough times as the east bank of the Parish was suffering mightily from the after effects from the flooding that resulted from Broussard’s decision to intentionally flood the Parish via the forced evacuation of the pump operators.

And Aaron was indeed heavily involved with First Bank and Trust as this August 19, 2005 letter to him from FB&T’s Bill Roohi regarding his participation in the Trust Committee indicates. Worth noting in the above linked PDF is the amount of money FB&T could make (or was actually making) from several area pension plans as once again the Southern Baptists prove no one saves more than they, though the Sewage and Water Board has a nice fat pension asset base as well. Continue reading “If not for a conflict of interest Aaron Broussard would’ve had no interest at all: My Gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak sends these documents for the consideration of the Slabbed Nation”