One astute commenter pointed out that Frank Fradella's lawyer in the interview with Lee Zurik was none other than Greg Meffert's laywer, Randy Smith. I immediately noticed it, but why is that? So far the only criminal charges Frank Fradella has faced in regards to HSOA were filed in the state of Texas by the SEC. Why would he retain a New Orleans' attorney the likes of Mr. Smith?
Well....let's take a look at some things which are rapidly evolving today...here's the first:
Nagin charged by state ethics board
The Netmethods story is nothing new, but this is the first time the Stone Age issue with Home Depot has been brought up by a regulatory body. I have also speculated numerous times that there was a connection between Nagin's Stone Age marble and granite countertop company and the interesting fact one of HSOA's subsidiary companies was Cornerstone Marble and Granite from Texas.
Now hang with me....and note this:
Letten files superseding indictment against Greg and Linda Meffert
What's important about this is the timing. Monday, Nagin left office. By Friday of the same week, these two stories have surfaced...and we now know Fradella has enlisted Randy Smith's aid.
Here's what I think is happening....Nagin is going down. I think Fradella may have information on Nagin and he's spewing like the Macondo to save his own ass.
Meffert may be cooperating as well, but the fact that he's getting his house seized may indicate he's ready to throw the anchor chain around Linda's neck and let it all go to hell.
Regardless....within one week of Nagin's departure, we're seeing a lot of action. I think the writing is on the wall.