Sunday, December 20, 2009

Intriguing

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Has he gotten to the bottom of it yet?":

This is a red-herring story. Who cares to be hoenst with you.

If you really want the scoop on Georges then keep an eye on the story that has legs in Jefferson Parish. Robert Guidry, Tim Wilkenson, Chris Coulon, Tim Coulon, Tim Whitmer, Fred Heebee, Jennifer Snell, Marcello, etc. This is a much bigger story that has some serious legs.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

From NOLA.com
Looks like an opportunity to sell lots of cigaretts and video poker machines.
"Whitmer, Broussard, Hubbard and Lagniappe Industries and about 10 others are facing RICO charges in a civil suit in federal court in New Orleans. The case was started back in July and lays of the schemes, companies and campaign committees that have been used to steal public monies. The use of zoning laws, land values, and in kind services appear to be the method of hiding transactions and laundering money.

The case is Edwards v St. John Parish"
"Here are some of the allegations against Whitmer in a federal RICO suit:

"From on or about January 1999, Defendant Tim Whitmer did solicit and accept bribes from vendors and contractors of the Parish of Jefferson in concert with, and aided and abetted by, Defendants Aaron Broussard, William J. Hubbard, Lagniappe Industries, Dawn Whitmer, and Hubbard Enterprises, Inc., in conjunction with CT Investments, LLC, CWC Gaming, LLC, DHP, LLC, and the Tim Coulon Campaign Committee...to clandestinely receive things of value in exchange for illegal use of his office for the benefit of private citizens and their businesses."

Anonymous said...

The civil lawsuit is a must read for every single person who lives in Louisiana. Jesus Christ is it juicy.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone posted it on-line yet?

Dambala said...

Anon 1, I still don't see a direct Georges connection unless you're suggesting that Georges has bribed parishes in the past to get licenses, like Whitmer allegedly did with CWC.

What exactly would the Georges connection be?

Anonymous said...

Who is Jennifer Snell? Or did you mean Sneed?

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to the suit. Who knows where it will go but there is enough corruption to go around.
http://stjohnparishinfederalcourt.com/Documents/Record%2017je.pdf

Even if it is just harrassment it is one more straw putting weight on the camel's back.

Anonymous said...

Coulon and Coulon Jr. still work for Adams & Reese? You know the same law firm that Marc Morial worked at after he left the Mayor's office?

The Superdome Commission is probably the next shoe to drop in this on-going scandal. Ask yourself why he dropped off this commission so quickly--is it because he has the insurance contract for it? Hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Aaron Broussard is a huge crook.

Not only is this a sure fire justified prosecution for him in the near future (also featuring a cast of corrupt buffoons to rival anything you will find in NO City Hall), here's betting that Letten would love to have this as a bookend prosecution to rebut any racial accusations sure to come from the ministers and the Jefferson krewe when he nails Nagin.

Anonymous said...

Guys this is the Georges connection:

Jack Capella is the brother of Tom Cappella, the JP Council co-president.

There are like 1-3 JP Council aides invvolved in the whole Lagniappe thing, starting with Hinyub (no secrets here, all, this is all on the web, for instance Council aide Richard Hinyub was/is the attorney for Lagniappe and JP Attorney Wilkinson is in the same law firm).

Jack Cappella was on the Superdome Commission too (or maybe represented the Superdome, or both, or something like that), but had a big falling out and lawsuit followed.

The Cappellas have tons of inside connection to Broussard / Coulon / Wilkinson etc.

Jack Cappella works for...... georges Enterprises.

http://www.georgesenterprises.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=

Anonymous said...

About this:

>Looks like an opportunity to sell lots of cigaretts and video poker machines.
"Whitmer, Broussard, Hubbard and Lagniappe Industries and about 10 others are facing RICO charges in a civil suit in federal court in New Orleans. The case was started back in July and lays of the schemes, companies and campaign committees that have been used to steal public monies. The use of zoning laws, land values, and in kind services appear to be the method of hiding transactions and laundering money. The case is Edwards v St. John Parish"<

That is from a comment on a TP/nola.com story about Whitmer.

The posted link to the pleading does not contain the quote, neither does the Complaint in that case. (In fact the case for the pleading posted appears to be about discrimination on housing, not about contracting fraud).

Does anyone have the actual pleading that has this language???