I know I've been quiet lately, but don't misconstrue my absence with apathy. I've actually been diligently digging for dem bones.
One of the items I've dug up is the master list for the LSED grants...totaling....you ready? A whopping $14,779,644.38 over a four year period. This list is somewhat of a Rosetta Stone for N.O. politicians special interests and non-profit loops. I've spent a lot of time with it and every single time I pick it up I find something new. For those of you in the know and inclined to sleuth as pastime, you will have a field day tracking down these organizations and the money loops which lead back to the politicians who pushed the money their way.
But before we bite into that porterhouse, let's concentrate on the task at hand....Mr. Richmond. This is a list of the grants CR requested from the LSED (Click on the pic to blow it up):
Notice the disproportionate amount of cash he sent to our favorite 501.c3? There is also another non-profit on the list whose name is very close to New Orleans Community Enhancement, New Orleans Community Enrichment....I could find no trace of this organization on the Sec. of State database.
Keep in mind that the bulk of the money for NOCE was coming from the Governor's Office of Urban Affairs and Development and those records are sealed.
As for the Rolex, Richmond has reportedly produced a receipt from Jack Sutton jewelers for the watch from 2008 and given it to the Times Picayune.
That's pretty funny considering Jack Sutton told me, and a local television reporter, that he has an invoice for the watch purchase from 2002. How many Rolex's does Cedric have?