Friday, January 18, 2013

That day...has arrived



http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Nagin-story-guts-182242111.html

"Nagin’s image as a crime fighter first started to crumble in 2006 and 2007, when the blog American Zombie and Gordon Russell of The Times-Picayune exposed inside dealing in Nagin’s technology office. The stories and blog posts focused on Nagin’s tech chief (and neighbor) Greg Meffert,who proclaimed himself Nagin’s “deputy mayor” (even though no such title existed) and bragged about giving his boss free yacht parties and vacations."
David.....

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You even got mentioned by MSM.

http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/Nagin-story-guts-182242111.html

Anonymous said...

These are priceless. Maybe he will add more in the days to come...

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/04/mayor_ray_nagins_eight_years_i.html

Anonymous said...

The advertisement banner atop the article on NOLA.com says "The Future Has Arrived". Subtle irony - hello Stone Age, LLC?

Ricardo said...

Karen is having an indictment celebration at The Lens tonight at 5:00.

BryanL said...

Congratulations & job well done! Now, where is the party?

Anonymous said...

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/05/developer_city_reach_agreement.html

President of Bank A
President of Bank B
Lawyer/Businessman C

Who is Businessman A?

Dambala - Jason B. Berry said...

Possibly Ceasar Burgos? I don't know.

Anonymous said...

george solomon, perhaps.

Anonymous said...

August 2002 to May 2010:

City sued Kailas & Ryan in 2004.

Ashton Ryan & Gowri Kailas owners until Ashton Ryan bought out Kailas in 2009. This rules out Gowri Kailas per the indictment.

Ceasar Burgos joined Ryan in 2009 along with new group of investors.

Ashton Ryan is President of First NBC Bank and appears to be the only owner of this property from 2002 to 2010.

Wrinkle to the story though is that Alden MacDonald Jr. took out a loan from the City in 2002 for movie theater.

Grand of the East is owned by Alden McDonald, Ashton Ryan, and George Solomon Jr.

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/02/another_loan_in_arrears_linked.html

http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2009/09/bureau_of_governmental_researc_1.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.bgr.org/news/archives/council-to-decide-fate-of-lake-forest-plaza-mall-financing-today/

Sam said...

So delighted by the news and your finally getting due credit. Proud to know ya, sir. All drinks imbibed by me at the KdV ball will be in your honor. I had a friend who went to Ukraine in the Peace Corps. He said if one was visiting a neighbor, you had to drink when the man of the house raised his glass in a toast, and that happened about every six minutes. If the man of the house couldn't come up with a suitable toast, the standard one was "To the ladies!" Tomorrow night I'll have two toasts at the ready, "To the slammer!" and "To the Zombie!"

Anonymous said...

Thank you! You're the man.

Anonymous said...

Hell yes. Good work, Dambala.

One question: who is working as Frank Fradella's lawyer?










Anonymous said...

George Solomon Jr. appears to be the leading candidate as the news media is staked out outside his home right now.

Carmen said...

Congratulations on all the hard work (that chapter at least) becoming realized. Power to the people! You took it on when no one wanted to see it. You offered people a voice and a place to come to stop corruption.

Anonymous said...

Superbowl, Parades, and indictments: hot damn, New Orleans, what a season.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that the destruction of emails was not mentioned. You have to wonder whether there's any chance Nagin/Meffert didn't orchestrate that.

It's a great day for the Zombie and the whole premise of the internet giving direct power to the people.

oyster said...

And that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Dambala - Jason B. Berry said...

I think Fradella's lawyer is Randy Smith. I think...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the e-mails.

Whatever happened to those?