Russell J. Stutes, Jr., a Lake Charles attorney and alleged sender of an April 23, 2015 email openly posing the potential for an underling in his office, Kim Bienvenu, to “sneak a smooch” from contractor Billy Broussard on his next-day visit to drop off a cashiers check.
Contractor Billy Broussard recently contacted us and spoke at length regarding this Advocate article wherein Attorney General Jeff Landry, who is Broussard’s cousin and served as his legal counsel regarding debris removal in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, was the focus of attention regarding the handling of alleged sexual harassment transpiring in Landry’s office. Broussard was particularly stunned at the apparent plans the article references that Landry and Pat McGee, Landry’s former hand-picked head of the Attorney General’s Criminal Division, to excuse McGee’s alleged sexual harassment as “merely joking around.”
Broussard sought an opportunity to appear on Sound Off Louisiana to call upon Landry who, along with co-counsel Robin Sylvester, flopped badly representing Broussard in District Count in Calcasieu Parish, to order the removal of Lake Charles attorney Russell J. “Rusty” Stutes, Jr. from any matter entailing Broussard. Broussard seeks for Landry to have Stutes removed from matters entailing Broussard as a result him firing off this April 23, 2015 email to an underling in his office, Kim Bienvenu, wherein Stutes suggests that she may be able to “sneak a smooch” from Broussard in the law office’s conference room the next day as Broussard comes to the office to deliver a check. From the email:
From: Billy Broussard firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Judgment
Date: April 24, 2015 at 1 :31 PM
I read your email from Rusty last night… What the heck is he talking about????
Sent from my ipad
On Apr 23, 2015, at 2:42 PM, “Russell J. Stutes, Jr.”
I assume you will be taking care of this and getting the check. Maybe you can sneak a smooch from him in the conference room.
—– Original Message —–
From: Billy Broussard [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:12 PM
To: Kim Bienvenu; Russell J. Stutes, Jr.; Laura Landry
Subject: Re: Judgment
I am planning on being in Lake Charles after lunch tomorrow can I come into your office so I can bring the cashiers check and get some sort of receipt?
Let’s take a few minutes to listen in on Broussard’s rationale for why he strongly believes Stutes should be removed from any legal matters entailing him as a result of the sending of that email on April 23, 2015:
Broussard engages in a Sound Off feature with founder Robert Burns on Thursday, March 25, 2021 entailing his thoughts on Stutes’ sending of that email and why he feels Attorney General Jeff Landry should insist upon the removal of Stutes from any legal matter pertaining to Broussard.
As Burns mentioned in the video above, on the very first Broussard Sound Off Louisiana feature, Burns was largely unfamiliar with Broussard’s whole plight. That was a tad over four years ago. As Burns states in the video above, he now likely could obtain a PhD on the “Billy Broussard Indian Bayou fiasco.” That fact results from Broussard being the single most featured individual we’ve covered since Sound Off Louisiana‘s inception . The bottom line is that, as Burns states on the video above, Broussard was “screwed, glued, and tattooed” out of over $1 million in debris removal reimbursement in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. Broussard hired then-private-citizen attorney Jeff Landry to represent him in legal efforts to obtain reimbursement.
In the early days of Burns’ extensive efforts to delve into Broussard’s plight, he discussed the matter with a very prominent Baton Rouge attorney whom we’re not going to name. Burns suggested that perhaps this particular area of practice (i.e. contractor legal issues) may not have been Landry’s forte. Burns then suggested to that attorney that, “It just may have been that Jeff Landry found himself in over his head.” The attorney’s immediate response are words we’ll never forget! He stated: “Robert, Jeff Landry would be in over his head in small claims court!”
As Burns mentioned in the video above, mainly for the benefit of our newer subscribers, we’re now going to provide hyperlinks for the entire list of Broussard features in chronological order. Subscribers and casual visitors are welcome to read/view as many or as few as desired. They collectively tell an absolutely incredible story:
March 8, 2017: 14th JDC Judge David Ritchie advises Broussard to “choose your attorney carefully” rather than utilizing an attorney like Jeff Landry. [Sidebar: In our opinion, demonstrating that sort of rank prejudicial commentary made by a state district judge regarding an attorney appearing before him, especially when uttered in open court (see bottom of second page here) ought to be grounds for the whole case to have been reheard by a different judge]!
May 1, 2018: Former Calcasieu Parish DA John DeRosier testifies that, if Louisiana’s 10-person jury rule is “a vestige of slavery,” then, “it is what it is.” (Note: The vast majority of this post focuses on Broussard and all of the extensive efforts to block any form of investigation into just what transpired entailing his cleanup operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita).
February 10, 2019: At that same Legislative Auditor’s meeting, Broussard stuns everyone in attendance by playing an audio tape of former GOHSEP Deputy Director Mark DeBosier stating (regarding the Legislative Auditor’s Office): “They’ll just close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears, and we make sure there’s no fingerprints on it.”
March 7, 2019: Frustrated with Sylvester’s sudden termination of her representation of Broussard, he sends her a certified letter demanding that she provide the name of her malpractice insurance carrier.
November 11, 2019: Former Calcasieu Parish DA John DeRosier was the focus of a major investigative feature outlining his office’s very obvious money-laundering operations entailing retail gift cards. [Note: The Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office has since stated that DeRoiser may have broken the law with his gift card program.]
May 18, 2020: In assessing Calcasieu Parish DA race to replace DeRosier, contractor Billy Broussard offers alternate take on Sen. Cortez’s emphasis on “innocent until proven guilty” entailing testimony of Shreveport dentist Ryan Haygood.
Broussard reiterated to us again once the video feature above concluded that, “I know exactly what happened here, and I am determined to clear my name!” We don’t think anyone can question his resolve in that regard!
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