The Slabbed community has been all over Team River Birch’s use of straw man political campaign contributions to exceed the statutory limits since literally since day 1 when we broke it. Yesterday evening, Paul Rioux filed a story for the T-P updating this portion of the sprawling political corruption saga as Big D wants a stay in the Louisiana Ethics Board case against him since he would have to take the 5th amendment, the theory being he can’t ‘splain without admitting to what the campaign cash money trail clearly says he did.
Fazzio’s lawyer for the Ethics investigation, the River Birch paid Stephen London surfaces again as Big D evidently is trying to make use of that agreement he signed in River Birch’s best interest to score free legal help. If this is indeed the case London is as conflicted as he was trying to defend Fazzio before Judge Ginger, who tossed him after the US Attorney’s office sought his DQ because of that agreement which I again mention today.
In any event today Rioux again spells out for his audience something we already knew: Bobby Jindal and Aaron Broussard were the biggest beneficiaries of the Fazzio campaign money train.
The suit, filed a year later on May 18, does not list who received the allegedly illegal contributions or the amounts. But a Times-Picayune review of campaign finance reports indicates that 24 candidates have received donations totaling $90,500 from the seven firms named in the suit since 2009, the cutoff date for the three-year statute of limitations.
Since 2003, the seven firms doled out more than $300,000 to about 60 candidates. Continue reading “Fazzio seeks a stay in his straw man campaign cash case. Takes a page out of the Calhoun playbook.”
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Telemachus and ‘Gate, take a bow. Paul Rioux has the must read story on the topic Slabbed broke earlier today. We got a hat tip in fact. 🙂 The list of River Birch’s lawn politicians is indeed impressive.
So the campaign cash conduit to the politicians is laid bare as expertly as the money train to Heebe’s local media shills. In other related media news we continue to get google search referrals under the search string “why was Val Bracy fired?” Damn good question IMHO.
Last Friday the Louisiana Board of Ethics filed formal ethics charges against
Fred Heebe, Dominick Fazzio and a host of companies under their control. The basis of the allegations can be found on this post beginning with this comment on Slabbed circa February 2011 and the subsequent comments by former Slabbed commenter Telemachus and the indefatigable Whitmergate
Telemachus is a former Slabbed commenter due to an invasion of privacy that resulted from Aaron Broussard business associate Charles Leary of Trout Point Lodge swearing perjured affidavits to a Nova Scotia court to obtain posting information on Telemachus and Whitmergate, subsequently intimidating Telemachus into silence. Sadly, Louisiana Media Company LLC aka Fox 8 was complicit in the deception of Justice Muise of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and resulting invasion of privacy as they too knew full well who I was having appeared on Fox 8 a year earlier.
That said the legacy of Telemachus and Whitmergate’s sleuthing is apparent in the 9 page pdf, which can be found below the fold as ordinary folks make a big difference to the betterment of their community ~ sop Continue reading “BREAKING: Louisiana Ethics Board files charges against
Fred Heebe, Dominick Fazzio and a host of Heebe companies”
Last week I laid down the Jennifer Sneed Heebe ethics charge challenge and no one was brave enough to venture a guess despite the hint I left so here is another clue. Suppose there were changes in zoning and or zoning enforcement regarding certain properties that in turn caused garbage that was previously going to the Parish Landfill to end up at River Birch. Further suppose Ms Sneed Heebe voted on such measure.
I mention all this because we have a new agenda out from the good folks at the Louisiana Board of Ethics and Mrs Sneed Heebe is front and center. By now you folks know the drill, click it quick for it will soon be gone with the cyber winds. But for kicks I created a picture linked to the full 11 page pdf for posterity sake below the fold. ~ sop Continue reading “Lets chat a bit more about them Jennifer Sneed Heebe ethics charges”
Folks the wheels of justice turn very slowly and such is the case with double dealing Scott Fontenot as it was revealed today he was charged with 21 ethics violations in connection with selling health insurance to Jefferson Parish. My own opinion is that Fontenot will assuredly be facing federal charges and my sources in the auditing community tell me the legislative auditor has a fairly scathing report on Mr. Fontenot coming too.
Rich Rainey broke this ethics story for the T-P. Fontenot’s lawyer Jenny Jackson best be dialing up her A game because her client will need all the help he can get. I’ve got the insurance committee emails courtesy of my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leak and never rolled them out. Of course such is also the reason I think Scotty will be beamed straight to one of Uncle Sam’s finer regional penal institutions before this is done. Trust me folks this part of the great Jefferson Parish Taxpayer Ripoff is garden variety petty corruption but it is especially sleazy in how brazen the parties to the double deal truly were.
Finally, as an added bonus Rich snags some quotes from perennial slabbed fav Dane Ciolino, one of Tim Whitmer’s lawyers. I personally hope Dane is making Tim’s asshole bleed with each bill.