Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry as he visits with President Donald Trump.
Subscribers will recall from a recent feature we published that the attorney representing contractor Billy Broussard, Robin Sylvester, cited as a key reason for withdrawing from representing Broussard her expression of reluctance to go up against Kelly Fontenot, who is the Business Compliance and Fraud Analyst at the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (though Fontenot describes her position as “layman’s terms ‘internal auditor'”); Rusty Stutes, who serves as legal counsel for Gravity Drainage District 8 of Ward 1 of Calcasieu Parish; and “crooked judges” serving in 14th JDC (presumably to include Judge David Ritchie since he is the specific judge that would have heard Sylvester’s arguments on Broussard’s behalf). In fact, let’s take just 30 seconds to hear Sylvester state her sentiments on the matter as she angrily withdrew as Broussard’s counsel:
30-second audio clip of Sylvester, on October 4, 2018, angrily withdrawing from Broussard’s litigation and citing key factors of why she’s doing so.
Broussard contends that he managed to obtain very damning documents which he asserts were withheld from his attorneys (Sylvester and Attorney General Jeff Landry, back when Landry was a private citizen practicing law) during his original case’s discovery phase. Upon him obtaining them, he visited with Sylvester, and Broussard has indicated that she was impressed enough to enter into a contingency contract to file a brand new cause of action which Broussard and Sylvester executed on April 4, 2017.
As we indicated in our most-recent post on Broussard, he asserts that Sylvester repeatedly emphasized the importance of the date October 5, 2017 as being the deadline for Broussard to file the litigation to avoid prescription problems (statute of limitations in other states). We asked Broussard if he could provide any documentation to substantiate Sylvester’s fixation on that date, and he provided us with the following document to fulfill our request of him:
As is obvious from the preceding document, Sylvester has clearly identified Friday, October 6, 2017 as the deadline for filing litigation for Broussard and cites the fact that the October 6, 2017 date represents “one year from the date that Danielle Aymond from GOHSEP told Billy that she had an additional disk not produced by Ben Plia.” Plia served as Executive Counsel with GOHSEP at the time. Broussard further provided us with a draft of a lawsuit Sylvester created seeking to sue GOHSEP entailing what all transpired regarding Broussard.
As we also referenced in our most-recent post on Broussard, he became concerned by Sylvester’s new-found timidity regarding suing GOHSEP and, as a result, retained the services of William Most to work in coordination with Sylvester, who had filed a motion to vacate the restraining order under which Broussard was placed prohibiting him from making further public records requests of the Drainage District or the Police Jury.
Broussard asserts that he made it clear to both attorneys what their roles were to be, and he sought for Most to be the “bulldog” attorney (given Sylvester’s new-found timidity) to sue to recover damages, and Sylvester’s role would be strictly to continue forward with having the restraining order lifted. Nevertheless, as is obvious from the feature above, Sylvester, whom Broussard states that Most indicated had permitted his claim to prescribe, described all of Billy’s actions of prodding her to be more agressive as “bull s—” and proceeded to file a Motion seeking to substitute Most for ALL litigation, including the restraining order. Broussard has indicated he protested Sylvester’s withdrawing from the entirety of litigation entailing him, but Sylvester nevertheless told him, “I quit.”
Most, whom Broussard indicated he was not happy with regarding signing the preceding linked motion, then represented to Broussard that, with him (Most) living in New Orleans, significant additional expense would be involved toward the litigation Sylvester initiated to have Broussard’s restraining order lifted.
None of these events went over well with Broussard, and accordingly, via a certified letter dated February 18, 2019, he demanded for Sylvester to provide the name and policy number of her malpractice insurance provider. Broussard provided us with a copy of his letter, and it follows:
Broussard also sent a similar letter to the law firm of Galloway, Johnson et. al. for what he has indicated to us are his concerns regarding Judge Ritchie having stated that Attorney General Jeff Landry, while serving as a private-practice attorney with Galloway, Johnson, et. al. “filed an illegal lien” in an effort to collect money Landry represented to the Court that Broussard was owed. Here’s that letter:
As the above letter makes clear, Broussard indicates that he visited the office of Galloway, Johnson, et. al. on Friday, December 14, 2018 “to seek your malpractice insurance policy carrier and policy number.” Broussard has provided us with a copy of a recording of his meeting on December 14, 2018, and we believe it to contain some of the most intriguing dialogue we’ve ever presented on Sound Off Louisiana. Broussard met with Ms. Jennifer Barnes, whom he has described to us as “about the nicest person you could ever hope to meet in your life.” Their dialogue was very intriguing and, since less than 30 seconds into the audio, Broussard said that he “feels like Trump” in that “like Trump, I hired an attorney like Trump hired (Michael) Cohen..,” we figured we’d provide as a still photo for the audio, Attorney General Jeff Landry, whom Broussard repeatedly references in the dialogue, leaning over to state something to President Trump. Here’s 20 minutes of the intriguing dialogue between Ms. Barnes and Broussard (we think you’ll find it WELL worth the listen!!):
Excerpts of dialogue between Galloway, Johnson associate Jennifer Barnes and contractor Billy Broussard of Friday, December 14, 2018.
Both letters provide a deadline of Thursday, March 7, 2019 at noon for providing the information. Broussard indicates neither responded to his letter by today’s deadline. We’ll report on whatever course(s) of action Broussard may pursue as his letter concludes “that I deem appropriate.”
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