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."
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
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.