I’ll join the crowd and disclose my gabby cousin Slabb O’Leaks has been busy again and I have some very controversial confidential documents that I’ll be sharing sooner than later. I also have part three of La ferme pue pire que la route putes un vagin on tap for the Canadian wing of the Slabbed Nation and I have wrapped up my research into Billy Nungesser’s strange relationship with the politically connected Trident Nova Scotia for both our friends in Plaquemines Parish as well as Canada. I’ll also update the saga of Boss Hogg’s niece Rosemary Barbour and catch up with the doings in Oxpatch. Whew that’s a lot!
There is never a dull moment on the Slabb folks. 😉 Stay tuned.
Email messages are pouring in with links to Rich Rainey’s story for the Times-Picayune – Aaron Broussard and Tim Whitmer charged with violating state ethics laws
Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard is facing state ethics charges for accepting $4,500 in Christmas gifts from his staff and for his involvement in 2009 with a private insurance agency owned by his top aide, Tim Whitmer, while the two men were running the parish government.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics alleged Broussard violated the state ethics code between 2007 and 2009 for accepting gift certificates from his staff. He is also charged with accepting “a thing of economic value” from Lagniappe Industries, the insurance agency Whitmer owned with his wife, Dawn, while Lagniappe “had a contractual or other business or financial relationship with his agency, Jefferson Parish,” the charges state.
Broussard has admitted to doing $5,000 in “legal work” for Lagniappe Industries in the summer of 2009.
Whitmer faces 30 charges that he violated the state ethics code. The majority of those stem from Lagniappe’s work selling health insurance to West Jefferson Medical Center while Whitmer was the parish’s No. 2 executive and serving on the parish’s Insurance Advisory Committee. Continue reading “Broussard and Whitmer charged with – surprise – violating state ethics laws”
When DA Paul Connick, Jr. was asked whether or not his private law firm of Connick and Connick, being allowed to continue to receive millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money now that he was DA of JP, was a conflict he was quoted as saying:
“My job is to follow the evidence…I will not be influenced or deterred from doing my job as District Attorney by any client or anything to do with the private law firm…….. “
Really? And yes he offered up a toilet paper opinion from the morally bankrupt Louisiana Ethics Committee (so named at that time) that opined Connick’s moonlighting is OK. I continue to find it truly disconcerting, if not downright disgusting, that so many of these elected and appointed officials need to be told by someone else that’s it’s legal to do something that is ethically and morally wrong. Continue reading “Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick, Jr.: A mantle of malfeasance. A guest post by Whitmergate.”