Former tech director states innocence day before grand jury testimonyYou've got to be fucking kidding me. Jesus Christ. This was even worse than I thought it would be.
Now I know why Burns let him hold a press conference.....Burns told him to. I would bet my ass on it.
This whole thing was nothing more than grandstanding on the part of Lon Burns. It was a chance for him to get on TV....at the expense of his client. Unbelievable.
Anthony...for Legba's sake , man.....fire Burns right now. I used to feel sorry for you but you just keep digging yourself into the fucking grave. You are not an elected official....the public doesn't give a shit who you are or what your reputation is, capiche? You had absolutely NOTHING to gain by holding this press conference. All you did, most likely, is successfully piss off the U.S. Attorney General's office by allowing your lawyer to make baseless conspiracy threats. Jesus man....you fudged a fucking contract....that's cut and dry. Its even more cut and dry than proving racketeering charges against Meffert, St. Pierre and possibly Nagin...you know....the three stooges who set you up for the fall?
"What you're going to learn is when Mr. Jones got into that department and started to cut out certain contractors, certain people were let go, laid off, terminated from their positions with the technology department, certain elected officials started to go after Mr. Jones, make certain public request records," said Burns.
Certain elected officials being who, Lon? Stacy Head? You're going to try and create a conspiracy theory that Stacy Head was trying to protect Active Solutions and Southern Electronics contract, which was already completely fucked by Mark Kurt, Jones' predecessor? You've got to be fucking kidding me. How does that possibly....remotely....in any fucking way.....help your client?
Newsflash man: HE FALSIFIED A FUCKING CONTRACT
.....read it again.....let it sink in....
Even if your conspiracy theory is true....which I can absolutely assure you it isn't....how does it help your client to do this? It doesn't help....it doesn't...in any way.
"You know what you're going to find out that's interesting, a lot of those persons who came after Mr. Jones were also receiving campaign contributions from a lot of the very contractors who were supposed to provide the crime-camera system," said Burns.
Ok....it's interesting. BUT ITS NOT ILLEGAL. Active Solutions donated to Head's campaign? Big frikkin' deal. Meffert, St. Pierre, Aaron Bennett, Frank Fradella, Dennis Churchwell (over 80k) all donated to Nagin's campaign....but guess what....thats not illegal (with the exception of possibly Churchwell).
Burns...are you race baiting? I mean I really can't imagine what you're hoping to accomplish? Stacy Head is not Anthony Jones' enemy.....Greg Meffert and Ray Nagin are. Are you going to stand in front of a jury and claim that Jones was forced to falsify a multi-million dollar contract because a city council member had it in for him? Seriously....what the fuck is your defense? If you're playing to the court of public opinion....you've totally screwed your client.