Folks I was happy to see the case of molesting St Tammany Parish Janitor Dino Schwertz finally see the light of day as the aftermath includes the bankrupting of at least one of the families whose child he victimized.
Sara’s story from earlier this month solved an internal mystery here at Slabbed as to the handling of the case in the 22nd JDC. Especially disturbing to me is the seal on the case. There is much more I could write but circumstances are such that I am unable to share at this time. My opinion however, is the St Tammany Parish Schools have some major explaining to do along with the court and now soon to be former DA Walter Reed. Moving right along.
The circles and circles of relationships, marital and otherwise that pervade St Tammany Parish officialdom continue to amaze. This quote pretty much sums things up as the circle comes back to the case of Dino Schwertz:
Bennett Gershman, a law professor at Pace University, found the failure to disclose those conflicts inexcusable. “Seems like they don’t play by the rules that I’ve been taught to follow in terms of professional ethics,” he said.
First, Gershman said, Reed’s office should have told Curran’s attorney that Pastuszek held a position at the DA’s Office. “They can’t wear both hats at the same time,” he said. As an assistant district attorney, Pastuszek would have been privy to whatever the DA’s Office knew about the criminal action, he said, a criticism that he also leveled in the Schwertz matter.
Pagones and Moore are on to something IMHO and that river runs deep.
Regarding this civil rights lawsuit against St Slammany Parish DA Walter Reed which Slabbed broke the Plaintiff’s Ex-Wife has spoken and despite having spoken to both the areas major newspapers it is not clear what she said:
Crystal Magee’s version of events doesn’t necessarily contradict what her ex-husband claims in his suit. But her account suggests that it was a phone call from her to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal’s office that led deputies to arrest her ex-husband in the first place.
The ex-wife of an Arkansas man who claimed in a federal lawsuit that District Attorney Walter Reed and others had him arrested in Washington Parish as retaliation for providing information to the FBI says her ex-husband’s story is not true.
When Reed did enter the room, a source said, he delivered the news with a far more blistering attack on the media than he made publicly, calling local journalists “whores and prostitutes.’’ He did not mention the federal grand jury that has been convened to investigate his activities, but instead attributed his decision to retire from elected office entirely to negative news reports, and he instructed employees not to speak to reporters.
Obviously someone in the room did not take Walter’s advice on speaking to the press. Is it me or it that scraping noise I hear coming from the French Quarter and WWL-TV Katie Moore sharpening her knives?
They struck a deal under which Moseley and Reed, through their brand-new business, would provide Cazaubon cash to buy gold in exchange for a hefty chunk of Cazaubon’s profits. But the agreement was short-lived, and within weeks after they severed ties, Cazaubon’s home and business were raided by probation agents and other law enforcement officers. Soon, an assistant to Reed was arguing before a judge that the shop owner’s probation should be revoked.
Of course he did. And as a bonus we get to recycle former St Tammany Tax Assessor Patricia Schwarz Core. Core’s name bring back memories for me including a couple of very salacious stories that I absolutely believe due to the nature of the sourcing. Then again she is yesterday’s out of touch politician so I won’t share the memories.
Back to Reed, these latest revelations come on the heels of a topic I did not have time to tackle here on Slabbed last week: