Comite River Diversion Canal Project is a boondoggle for District taxpayers but a bonanza of cash for JBE’s “buddy” Larry Bankston and others.

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JBE’s newly-appointed Contractor Board attorney, convicted felon Larry S. Bankston

 

 

Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns provides the following highly-detailed evidence that, while the Comite River Diversion Canal Project has been a boondoggle for local district taxpayers, it’s been nothing short of a bonanza of cash for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ close friend and political ally, convicted felon Larry S. Bankston and others.


Burns lays out the case for local taxpayers having been fleeced entailing
the Comite River Diversion Canal project, while the politically-connected,
including JBE’s close ally, Larry S. Bankston, have benefited mightily
from the floundering project.

Supporting Document (Article) Links:


CLICK HERE for ARBC salaries.

Note:  According to the Legislative Auditor Report for the FYE 6/30/15 (see link below), Mr. Rietschier’s salary on the link above is outdated, and should in fact be $101,000 rather than $93,000.

CLICK HERE for $536,000/year of “general government” ARBC expenses and $2.7 million PER YEAR in
local property taxes.

CLICK HERE to see Mr. Rietschier’s TOTAL benefit cost of $145,000/year!!

CLICK HERE for the $44,000/year RETIREMENT COSTS ALONE for the ARBC’s MERE TWO EMPLOYEES!!


CLICK HERE for video of “hearing” of JBE’s buddy, Larry S. Bankston, pursuing Burns’ auction license for reporting “blatant payroll fraud”

Invoices for Larry S. Bankston for two years leading up to ARBC trial:

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CLICK HERE for an OUTSTANDING article by The Hayride’s Scott McKay taking Edwards to task over Bankston’s hiring

Here’s a priceless quote from McKay’s article above:

“Apparently the corrupt former state senator is an all-star among Democrat attorneys in Louisiana; either that or all the rest of the Democrat lawyers only know how to work slip-and-fall cases or legacy lawsuits against oil companies.

CLICK HERE for a recap highlight post of the ARBC class-action lawsuit of late March of 2014.

CLICK HERE for the new website LAContractorBoard for videos of the Contractor’s Board Meetings.

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