Criminal District Court Judge Calvin Johnson would like a word….

For those that read us from afar there has been a spat ongoing between the criminal district court judges in New Orleans and NOLA DA/former criminal district court Judge Leon Cannizzaro over the use of the judicial expense fund (JEF) at the court.  The judges were receiving employment bennies not authorized under the Louisiana Code paid for by JEF.  There has been lots of coverage locally of this controversy including Cannizzaro’s involvement of Louisiana AG Buddy Caldwell and indeed I even chimed in a couple of times on the topic.  James Gill at the T-P has written extensively on the topic as well and Judge Johnson took exception with this Gill column from early November.  Feeling he did not get any satisfaction from his email to Sir James, Judge Johnson’s peeps contacted my peeps and the end result is the following email Judge Johnson sent to Sir James. Click the pic to get the entire 2 page pdf. ~ sop Continue reading “Criminal District Court Judge Calvin Johnson would like a word….”