Rut Roh, we still have mystery!!!

Online commenting scandal involving ex-New Orleans prosecutors Sal Perricone, Jan Mann shrouded in secrecy despite new report ~Jim Mustian

Mainly that pesky Horn report per Jim’s article, a document that Slabbed revealed just yesterday was so closely held as to be forever banished to the crypt at DOJ HQ in Washington DC.

That said there are a few of us that got a special visit back in the day and today we form a survivors network of sort. You see folks it wasn’t just the thumbscrews but more so being forced to watch the entire run of Dusty’s Trail multiple times until we broke that resulted in the PTSD. In any event none of us are talking as the memories are simply too painful to recount.

Stay tuned.

US DOJ OPR Report released to the public, former AUSA Jan Mann harshly criticized

Meantime the Horn report remains sealed up, stored deep in the crypt located in the basement of HQ in Washington DC. As for Slabbed our lips are forever sealed :mrgreen:

Justice Department report scathing in its findings of former federal prosecutors Sal Perricone, Jan Mann ~ Jim Mustian

DOJ report found that Perricone, Mann acted alone, in secret ~ Gordon Russell

Judge refuses to overturn Broussard’s conviction ~ Jeff Adelson

Gotta given Gordon Russell and his gang over at the Advocate props for nabbing the OPR report.

In other news, to update a story first reported on by Slabbed New Media:

New subpoena issued in probe of former St. Charles DA Harry Morel ~ Littice Bacon-Blood

Sal face it dude you have the Katrina Virus and there is no known cure…….

Either you know David or you don’t. If you’re in the media and don’t know David then you’ve been hiding under a big rock. This I know, Muspench would approve. :-) Take it away David.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u5VsqT5vSM

Sunday Links: May 6th looms larger, Oooops Greenlit no more, sorry plus new GOP bagmen

First up from denial is a very dangerous thing file:

Mayor says no shortfall for Bay ~ Dwayne Bremer

Fed judges: ‘Jammer1954’ wasn’t federal prosecutor ~ John Simerman

All eyes now on Aircheck.

Finally this blast from the recent past that is well worth highlighting:

The Real Face of Mississippi Government ~ James @ Jackson Jambalaya

Greenlit: A Playing on the Internet Update Part Trois

It appears Aircheck and Jammer1954 have been given up:

USA v Jackson Doc 104

Times-Picayune gives judge data on two online commenters ~ Gordon Russell

Gordon writes a pretty good story recapping the order and then some. But it was the bottom of the story that I thought was most interesting and true based on my experience here at Slabbed: Continue reading “Greenlit: A Playing on the Internet Update Part Trois”

Ninja lawyer front and center……

Attorney’s tactics aimed at ex-colleagues ~ Jeff Adelson

I’ll be honest and say after reading Adelson’s piece, which focused on USA v Howard, that I was left with conflicted emotions and thoughts. The bottom line is barring some sort of miracle the Advocate’s Gordon Russell and John Simerman will be testifying about their meetings with FBI agents.

To me, to understand Gibbens is to understand the snake pit that was the NOLA US Attorney’s office, which saw way more than its fair share of top shelf talent cycle through the doors for over a decade Gibbens being a prime example.  He’s hooked up with the right people to insure he remains at the epicenter of the high-end NOLA criminal defense scene.

Stay tuned.

Greeenlit: A Playing on the Internet Update Part Deux

The operative term here is prescient folks. 😉 Back in January 2012, when the the Department of Justice had it’s OIG Investigators crawling all over this area it seemed to me there was one of two things the media outlets they visited could do. This is what I did:

Slabbed New Media has not had a problem with comment gate since.

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ordered to turn over online commenter information in Stacey Jackson case ~ Ginny LaRoe

NOLA.com could appeal but it would be a waste of money IMHO. Click the pic below the jump to nab Judge Lemmon’s 9 page order and reasons. Continue reading “Greeenlit: A Playing on the Internet Update Part Deux”

Prescient is perhaps too strong a word…….

What Ninja lawyer wants Ninja Lawyer is gonna get:

 

 

Judge OKs subpoenas to Advocate reporters over meeting with FBI agents ~ Jim Mustian

This in turn explains why Slabbed will continue to rely on janitors and other low level sources, including the gutter for our muck raking, which is still done the old fashioned way. How about some lovely music:

Pop the popcorn, enjoy the show and stay Slabbed. :mrgreen:

The reason I made a point to stay away from Matt of Mississippi during the DMR Investigation…..

Those of you following the DMR Investigation on a more personal level know Matt. I stayed as far away from the guy as I could in favor of raking my muck the old fashioned way. Why? Because at the end of this if the Government prosecution of the Walkers ends up FUBAR I’m no where near ground zero. Following is the worst that can happen when accused murderers for an organized crime ring seize the ol’ playing on the internet life ring:

 

Here in the 5th Circuit each and every one of them media guys mentioned above, as good as they are at their craft, can be hauled into court and made to spill their guts as there is no shield in the 5th Circuit for journalists in criminal matters. Here is the latest folks and it makes me sick to my stomach:

Click to obtain 202 page pdf
Click to obtain 202 page pdf

USA v Howard Doc 504

As for me, I’m still staying as far away from Matt as I can.

Greenlit: A Playing on the Internet update

This is the cutting edge of media law right here folks and Slabbed correctly predicted what Magistrate Wilkinson would do in the circumstances.

Full docket text for document 47:
ORDER AND REASONS ON MOTION of The Times-Picayune to Quash, Record Doc. No. 42. IT IS ORDERED that the motion is DENIED IN PART insofar as it requests that the subpoena be quashed in its entirety such that no production of any kind might be required. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, however, that the motion is GRANTED IN PART, but only in that the subpoena is modified as follows. As issued, the subpoena required production of the requested information by The Times-Picayune directly to defense counsel at his office on February 3, 2014. Record Doc. No. 41. The “Place for Production” and “Date for Production” provisions of the subpoena are hereby modified to require instead that The Times-Picayune must produce, no later than February 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., all information responsive to the subpoena directly to me in my chambers for my in camera review. If I determine based upon my in camera review that aircheck and jammer1954 are citizens without connection to the prosecution, their First Amendment right to anonymous speech will outweigh the Due Process rights of the defendant and no further disclosure, production or inspection of the information will be permitted. Otherwise, whether and, if so, how and when the responsive information may be made available to the parties for inspection will be established by further order of the court. Signed by Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr on 2/14/14. (tbl)

How did Slabbed know what the Magistrate would do? (WWMD?) Before I get to that here is the order and reasons for those that want to see a Magistrate Judge being consistent in how he applies the law.

Click to obtain the full 13 page order and reasons.
Click to obtain the full 13 page order and reasons.

USA v Jackson Doc 47

I guess I gave away the answer above.  Slabbed has followed Magistrate Wilkinson since Continue reading “Greenlit: A Playing on the Internet update”