Greg Meffert took Mayor Nagin and his family on a trip to Hawaii in 2004
For reference...AZ post on this from September,27, 2006:
"Ho Ho Ho....Na`u e uku", said Santa St. Pierre
That was actually one of my favorite posts....I got to learn a little bit of a new language, I got to photoshop an Elvis movie poster, and I met(virtually) KamaAina for the first time...KA can read that whole post without a skeleton key, incidentally.
Anyway...back to point:
The Times-Picayune intervened in that case last week, and on Monday morning, Meffert's attorney, Michael Hill, mounted a vigorous campaign to keep under wraps a deposition of his client that lasted three days.
3 day deposition along with a vigorous bitchslap by the FED....I bet Muppet would love to take another Hawaii vacation right about now.
We also now know that Muppet has two attorneys? Hill for the civil suit and Smith for......what?
Jones noted that if his April 22 deposition of Nagin goes ahead as scheduled, he expects the city to argue that his deposition be sealed.
He called that issue the "800-pound gorilla in the room, " adding that Meffert's attorneys have provided "no iota" as to "what it is they're trying to protect."
God...can you imagine being Nagin's attorney in that deposition? Trying to get Nagin to keep his mouth shut or give the logical answer? I bet you couldn't drive a nail up that poor lawyer's sphincter with a sledgehammer.
I mean listen to the audio of him being confronted with this:
That's great....he just pulled David White into it...nice job, Ray....thanks for that. So David White was in Maui at the same time? Who paid for his trip...not that I know...I'm just curious.
Also, I love the line..."I remember seeing him(Meffert)". Yeah...I would imagine you did, Ray, considering you were in the same fucking house. I guess this house could have been so big that you couldn't see an entire family, other than your own, running around in it....but you did remember seeing him once...ok. So at least your memory serves you well enough to verify that you did, in fact, see Muppet while you were there.
Oh, but then your memory failed you once again when it came to who actually paid for the trip. I took a trip like that to Disney World one time when I was four...I had a great time and still have some pictures of it. I'm assuming my dad paid for that trip, but I really can't remember. This trip must have been like that, huh? Your bills and shit were just all taken care of...just like when you were a kid. It's magic...just like the Magic Kingdom!
If the mayor's trip was paid for by Meffert, that would not have violated state ethics rules, according to Gray Sexton, a Baton Rouge lawyer who was the state's ethics administrator for 40 years.
Sexton said a public servant may accept a gift from an employee provided he doesn't demand the gift. Ethics laws forbid accepting trips and lodging from prohibited sources, "and that was always construed as third-party vendors, contractors and third-party wannabe vendors and contractors."
2004...is there a statute of limitations on kickbacks and racketeering?
Once again....if anyone with the power to do so is listening...subpoena Imagine's credit card records.