“Texas man pleads guilty to financial crimes, slandering St. Tammany businessmen and officials”

Slander actually involves spoken, rather than written words but that is not what attracted me to this story no siree.

Texas man pleads guilty to financial crimes, slandering St. Tammany businessmen and officials ~ James Varney

Sharp’s was a complex case investigated by the Covington Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Alford, the DA’s office said.

For example, on another front of that criminal enterprise, Sharp employed various user names on social media and news sites, such as “theyarecriminals,” “rocketmanwinning,” “Uh Oh,” and “Dale,” to defame and smear the company after he was exposed and arrested. Sharp said he used the names to make comments on sites including NOLA.com and Slabbed.org.

Among the false accusations Sharp leveled, prosecutors said, were that GDH International and some of its investors were somehow involved in the unsolved murder of Covington businessman Bruce Cucchiara, who was shot and killed in eastern New Orleans in April 2012.

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Goatherder Legal: Another crash and burn on display in the local media

St. Tammany DA ramps up charge against legal adversary ~ Sara Pagones

Vincent Wynne, who represents GDH and Riecke, points to the fact that the federal lawsuit was dismissed and that his clients won their civil suit against Sharp. Wynne said that attorney Danny Abel, who initially represented Sharp and filed the federal suit, had “left a mess” and “put up so many smokescreens,” costing his clients money.

Vance, the federal judge, ordered Abel to pay the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office attorney’s fees of $22,382 in a separate but similar case, in which Abel had accused the office of violating a St. Tammany woman’s rights by seizing certain items in a search.

Abel has also been admonished by Rothschild for making irresponsible claims of fraud against the District Attorney’s Office in yet another, also unrelated case.

Sources tell Slabbed Mr. Sharp has since obtained professional legal representation. Stay tuned.