Drake worked at the firm from August 2002 to August 2004, according to a seven-page affidavit from the lawsuit. Early in Drake’s employment with NetMethods, which lasted from August 2004 to mid-2006, his paychecks came from Imagine. MacDonald says by the time he realized Drake’s role, he wasn’t being paid in a timely manner, and Imagine began representing itself as the company associated with the project. A disgusted MacDonald left the project, and St. Pierre’s company—operating under a new name, Veracent—took over MacDonald’s work.
After NetMethods was awarded Baton Rouge’s anti-terrorist camera job in 2006, MacDonald also abandoned wireless efforts in downtown. MacDonald and Southern Electronics contend NetMethods muscled them out of the Baton Rouge and New Orleans jobs.
A bait and switch.
One of the reasons for the switch from Imagine to Netmethods was to try and hide Meffert's connections and any potential conflict of interest. Problem being, Nethmethods was St. Pierre's company and this lead to a pissing contest between Muppet and St. Pierre...which eventually lead to an all out rift. From that sprung Logistix...Meffert's new company. Veracent was simply a shell company to run invoices through.
Redux: i forgot to credit this anon with alerting me to this
http://www.businessreport.com/news/2009/apr/20/eye-spy-tchn1/The Baton Rouge media has officially broken the silence that the feds are now investigating the City of Baton Rouge. This story will get only bigger and many think that one of Kip Holden's own staff is working with the Feds.
So that rumor is very interesting. Christ on a crutch, if this thing is as big as the rumors flying around Meffert may be the lynchpin to the biggest federal knock down in the history of the state.