Clancy DuBos gets all legalese and speculates on why Veronica White's computer was confiscated and what the Fed may be up to. I'm not sure about his hypothesis....because I'm not smart enough to understand how conspiracy charges are formed, but I totally agree with his notion that the computer seizures were probably executed to shore up an ongoing investigation (s).
Also...I brought this up once, but I want to bring it up again. In a document released in May of 2008 acting CTO, Anthony Jones, published this memorandum:
Email Guidelines and Policies for
The City of New Orleans
Please take note of this item:
3.6 Recovering Deleted Email via Backup Media or re-managing for data recovery or Forensic reasons.
City of New Orleans maintains backup tapes from the email server and once a quarter a set of tapes is
taken out of the rotation and they are moved offsite. No effort will be made to remove email from the offsite backup tapes. If data is needed for business continuity or Forensics the City State or Local government must designate a representative to re-manage the suspect account maintaining a strict chain-of-custody on said documents until the needs of the city our met.
My question is obvious...why hasn't Judge Ledet asked MIS to produce the tape backups? Let's go out on a limb and say all the emails were somehow lost on the city's email server(s). This item clearly states they were already using an OFFSITE tape backup system which was cycled every three months. The way this works is that the email servers are conducting scheduled backups onto tape drives at given intervals....could be once a day or once a week or once a month, pending the volume of emails generated. So even if the server(s) crashed....and it's damn near impossible for every drive in a server to crash unless someone came in and poured acid over the entire server or put an electromagnet on it....the only emails that would have been lost are the ones that weren't yet cycled to the tape backups. At the theoretical maximum it would have only been 3 months worth of emails.
So IF they were following proper procedure as this memo published on May 13 of 2008 (which I find a curious time to bring this to the MIS department's attention) defines....then there have to be tape backups of the email database.
Is Nagin suggesting that emails were lost on both the email servers and the tape backups....tapes which were stored at an entirely different location than the servers? His original claim that the emails were lost on the servers was hard to choke down....but if he's going to claim that the tape backups were lost as well when they were being stored offsite....dude...he's giving Joe Isuzu a run for his money.
Judge Ledet....Subpoena the tapes!
I'm beginning to wonder if she isn't giving him all the rope he needs to hang himself. I'm betting he's already committed perjury.