The man who launched a thousand investigations is out of the pokey

Folks, you know you’ve been blogging a long time when you covered someone from arrest through conviction all the way to their subsequent release from jail. Former St. John the Baptist Parish Prez Bill Hubbard is out of jail and is now productively delivering things to the very court house where he once had an office. This is a Slabbed exclusive.

Those catching up should click here for the bell cow post that sent the Goatherders on an international fishing expedition when the now disgraced Aaron Broussard was on the fast track to jail. Click here for the entire post archives related to the Hubbard prosecution and how it tied to the Jefferson Parish scandal.

Aaron Broussard and Tom Wilkinson due in Federal Court today for another arraignment

I’m thinking that October trial date is likely to be moved back again so the defense will have time to prepare on the new bribery charges that flow from USA v Mack. Meantime the investigation continues as the legal drama unfolds while a segment of the Slabbed political observer team wonders if US Attorney Jim Letten is stopping short on the prosecutions as apparently happened in USA v Hubbard.

Let’s see if Aaron and Tom speak with the assembled media today.

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Worth repeating take note: People are still upset about this Whitmer plea…..

Whitmergate is not alone in suggesting that a great deal of what we’ve seen unfold in the massive federal investigation into the systemic political corruption in Jefferson Parish is posturing in order to contain the felony contagion and to the extent I’ve heard similar sentiments from other knowledgeable commenters we must examine the cause of the heartburn as it appears that despite Whitmer lawyer Pat Fanning’s contention his client knows “where all the bones are buried” the public has seen no fruit of his plea manifested thus far in the seemingly never ending investigation.  Again duly noted is the appearance of former AUSA turned TeeVee analyst Chick Foret in the narrative. With that said here is Whitmergate’s comment from last night on the post The Wino sends the following word from the gutter:

Re-telling the a story of extorting cash to buy a Camry for a cunt:

“…Hubbard is accused of soliciting $20,000 in bribes from three parish contractors, referred to in documents as Vendor A, Vendor B and Vendor C. Sources have told the Times-Picayune those vendors are Pipeworks Plumbing & Demolition, Parson & Sanderson, and Davezac Consulting Engineers. The money was allegedly used to buy a Toyota Camry for Hubbard’s girlfriend last spring, sources told the newspaper.”

“… Foret said the woman who received the Camry is a “friend” of Hubbard, not his girlfriend. He also said that the three vendors who made the payments were “longtime friends,” and characterized Hubbard’s actions as a “mistake in judgement.”

St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard charged in bribery scheme, resigns
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 9:54 AM Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 3:39 PM
By Times-Picayune Staff
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2009/09/st_john_parish_president_bill.html

I brought to the forefront the above quotes and linked this article for the following reasons: Continue reading “Worth repeating take note: People are still upset about this Whitmer plea…..”