Friday, October 14, 2011

Casual late night reading...

Interesting story.


"Asked if he provided Coastal with any information about which properties qualify for the parish grants, Rodrigue said the amount of information was simply too vast for him to have provided his employer with any special advantage. "With the hundreds of properties I dealt with, I'd have to be Houdini to remember all of that," he said."

It's either the stupidest analogy I've ever heard...or perhaps....the most brilliant.  


I need to quiz this man on the biography of Houdini.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Houdidi analogy was probably accurate and therefor e a terrible one - Houdini made things magically disappear.

In this case it's money.

Dambala - Jason B. Berry said...

Right....that's why I did a double take on it when I read it. He mixed metaphors but the mix was more pertinent than had he made sense.

whitmergate said...

Coastal/Kershenstine Brothers ...

How about we hoist a Red Flag on our sinking ship and do some business with Aaron Bennett and hire Aaron Broussard as our attorney ...

Arrogance does in fact breed stupidity ...

Clay said...

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2011/10/aaron_bennett_is_to_be_sentenc.html

Aaron Bennett pleads guilty, to be sentenced in February.

That means that we'll probably see some interesting action between now and then. Lots of billable hours for defense attorneys citywide.

Anonymous said...

About Hingle's attorney - David Courcelle, this guy:

http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2011/10/hingle.html

I am pretty sure he is a past or current Harahan assistant city attorney. He was last seen representing KAREN PARKER BROUSSARD, Aaron Broussard's wife/ex-wife/girlfriend/aide/secretary.

Courcelle himself is a pretty sketch guy, but he operates out of the office next door to the Gauthier (Houghtaling) law firm. This is a Metairie / JP sighting folks.


http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/11/jefferson_parish_plans_to_spen.html

Anonymous said...

As an aside, and just for fun, as an example of the internecine ways once you cross Parish lines, Courcelle used to date Erika S. Wright (aka ES Wright, nee Erika Schwarz), the daughter of Patricia Schwarz Core (sketch, sketchy, sketchy history there). He represents John Houghtaling (last seen getting BP money in a $1+ million retainer (courtesy Slabbed)), the former CEO of Citizens Insurance...

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2009/03/27/99120.htm

Karen Broussard

http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2011/02/former_jefferson_parish_presid.html

City Attorney for Harahan

http://www.cityofharahan.com/government/councilminutes/CouncilMinutesJan2011signed.pdf

Vince (Vinnie Boom-Bah) Marinello:

http://www.denverradio.net/newforum/viewthread.php?tid=3880

Campaign Manager for JP judge Hans Liljeberg:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/02/aaron_broussard_got_bulk_of_pr.html

Etc., etc., etc. Politically ambitious, hider of things, much more than a real attorney he's of the JP politically connected and trying to get somewhere in JP type. He's Hingle's attorney most likely because of where else this goes... by the looks of of it.

Anonymous said...

Funny about Courcelle. When he was in law school he started dating (while he was still married) the runner up for Miss America in 1995 or 1996. Not sure if that is Erica Schwartz Core's daughter. He got his comeuppance because she later dumped him to represent Aerosmith or some other band. Sad for his daughter he appeared around 2 or 3 at the time.

Also, be looking for someone from Coastal to be arrested in the next week or two.

Anonymous said...

Courcelle also has a private parking spot right across from the courthouse in Gretna which are reserved for VIP's.

Anonymous said...

Anon re: "Funny about Courcelle. ...": Yes, that is Erika Schwarz aka Erika Schwarz Wright, aka Erika S. Wright aka ES Wright. That is St Tammany Assessor Patricia Schwarz Core's daughter and yes together they engaged in various shananigans over that same daughter you mention above in the LA Supreme Court and various district and appeals courts in between. Erika S. Wright did NOT represent Aerosmith or any other band; no, she hooked up with and married Johnny Wright the manager for NSYNC and various other profitable teenie bopper acts. She and Wright are separated but still own property in a gated community in St Tammany (Slidell coast); it's a very simple question of determining whether that property has been developed or built on to see if the daughter of Schwarz Core is getting a sweetheart deal to this day. Erika Schwarz Wright has also assisted her mother with various debts most especially gambling debts.