Anyway....let's do quick summary on this story:
Federal authorities are investigating St. John the Baptist Parish President Bill Hubbard in connection with a scheme in which parish contractors helped buy a new Toyota Camry for his girlfriend last spring, several sources have confirmed.
The sources said at least three contractors — Parson & Sanderson Inc. of Harahan, Davezac Consulting Engineers of Destrehan and Pipeworks Plumbing & Demolition of Harahan — covered at least part of the payment for the vehicle in May.
Ok, so for all you folks who say follow the money....let's do that:
Davezac Consulting Engineering LLC of Destrehan was hired by the parish in July for $1 million to oversee the spending of its $29.5 million bond issue to finance part of a hurricane protection levee, make improvements to the water, roads and drainage systems in the parish and build a gym and east bank government complex.
Parish spokesman Buddy Boe said Davezac has earned $32,375 so far this year in parish work and $80,510 in 2008. He said Parson & Sanderson has earned $163,480 so far this year and $103,046 in 2008 for pumps and valve work. Pipeworks has earned $900,182 this year and $93,577 in 2008 under general maintenance contracts with the parish, Boe said.
Campaign finance reports for 2007 and 2008 show Parsons contributed $12,500 to Hubbard, while Pipeworks contributed $7,500 and Davezac contributed $5,000.
Who is the big winner out of that trifecta? Looks like Pipeworks, huh? A 900k pull....not bad. Add the 93k in and we almost come out to a nice cool 1 million...especially if we use the Odom sliding abacus. Funny how 1 million seems to consistently pop up as a subliminal benchmark in issues of corruption.
Now, does anyone want to post odds that Hubbard is an owner in Pipeworks? Anyone? Beuller? Beuller?
voodoo economics....voodoo economics.....
His arms look like cartoon Maxwell Smart arms in that picture, elongated.
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