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….”
All I can tell you folks is the backstabbing involved with NOLA DA Leon Cannizzaro and the NOLA Criminal District Court judges is stunning as John Simerman reports today for the T-P. I’ve been hearing rumors about discord in both the NOLA civil and criminal district courts for well over a year and that does not count the expense funds both courts maintain that are alleged to be slush funds. Worth noting is DA Cannizzaro evidently admitted that he also partook of the forbidden fruit during his time as a criminal district court judge but that is also water long under the bridge. Judge Frank Marullo is shit outta luck though.
This animal has lots of heads and there has been some high quality work done on various subtopics such as the computer crash at Mortgages and Conveyances by folks like Dambala at American Zombie via Humid Beings. For my part I think Slabbed will be a net beneficiary of the strife and discord as Louisiana Attorney General Buddy ‘Tickle my ass with a feather” Caldwell enters the fray. Stay tuned folks.