As taxpayers gear up for likely staggering legal costs entailing LSPC’s former Executive Director Derbonne, Inspector General Street gets yet another body slam in 19th JDC entailing Murphy Painter civil litigation.


LA Inspector General Stephen Street

In our latest Sound Off Louisiana feature, founder Robert Burns outlines the latest developments in the Murphy Painter litigation against Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street and highlights the staggering legal costs of defending lawsuits taxpayers must pay when whistleblowers and those seeking to uphold the law are targeted by people with blind political ambitions such as former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and current Louisiana Governor John Bel “Honor Code” Edwards:

Burns reviews the latest ruling in the Murphy Painter civil litigation and outlines the staggering litigation costs Louisiana taxpayers are now incurring due to blind political ambitions.  LA RS 49:220.23(D)(1) substantiating the fact that any Louisiana Inspector General may be terminated by the Governor of Louisiana as long as a majority of both the House and Senate vote to do so.  Association of Inspectors General website wherein Street can be seen readily hobnobbing to one conference after another, yet he would take the witness stand in Federal Court in the Murphy Painter trial and say, “I don’t have knowledge of this case.  You need to question my the investigator, Shane Evans.”  Sound Off feature in which Burns appealed with LSPC members to avoid litigation expenses pertaining to the strong-arming of its former Executive Director, Cathy Derbonne by either offering her previous position back to her or another position within LSP or the LSPC.

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Fourteenth Judicial District Judge David Ritchie (entailing Attorney General Jeff Landry’s legal skills): “Choose your lawyer carefully.”


Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry

In our last Sound Off Louisiana feature, we outlined the incredible measures that Russell Stutes, Jr., attorney for Gravity and Drainage District 8 of Ward 1 of Calcasieu Parish, and Samuel Gabb, attorney for the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, went to in order to impede contractor Billy Broussard’s efforts to obtain public records.  In our second installment, Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns interviews Broussard entailing Fourteenth Judicial District Judge David Ritchie’s interesting commentary, as provided by courtroom transcripts, regarding the legal skills of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.  The feature follows:

Burns interviews Broussard about 14th JDC Judge Ritchie’s commentary that Broussard, through his attorney, Jeff Landry,  illegally filed a $1.2 million lien.  Also,  Ritchie’s unflattering commentary on Landry’s legal skills are also discussed.

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Stutes: “I’ll report your fraud to the FBI.” Threatens contractor Billy Broussard as demand made to back off public records requests.


Contractor Billy Broussard

 

In the following video, Sound Off Louisiana‘s founder Robert Burns introduces contractor Billy Broussard and covers both emails and letters drafted by Calcasieu Parish Gravity Drainage District # 8 attorney Russell L. Stutes, Jr. in which Broussard is threatened with “FBI criminal reporting” by Stutes if Broussard does not back off his public records requests:

Burns introduces Broussard and covers Stutes’ threatening email and letter.

Supporting Documents:

1.
Stutes’ January, 2014 email to Broussard with the threat to report him to the FBI for “fraud” Stutes alleges Broussard committed highlighted.

2.
Stutes’ February, 2015 letter to Broussard again threatening to report him to the FBI for “fraud” Stutes alleges Broussard committed highlighted.

Note:  If Stutes had evidence Broussard committed fraud, as an officer of the court, he had an OBLIGATION to report it to the FBI!!  His obligation is NOT contingent upon Broussard making public records requests.  That is the basis of Broussard’s ethics complaints both with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel and State Board of CPAs referenced below.

3.  Though he is under no obligation to do so, Broussard explains why he wants the public records.

4.  In response to Broussard’s email, Stutes’ paralegal, Kimberly Bienvenu, warns Broussard that a filing for injunctive relief will be submitted to Judge Ritchie (using the same case caption for a case that had been closed for years!).

5.  True to their word, Stutes filed for “injunctive relief” from Broussard (using the same captioned case —  and thus the SAME JUDGE!!!!! as was closed years before).

6.  Sound Off Louisiana, after speaking with attorney Gabb by phone, sent off this email asking some key questions (which are highlighted) about the petition for injunctive relief.  We received absolutely no response whatsoever from either Gabb or Stutes to our email inquiry.

7.  Broussard’s complaint with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel entailing Stutes’ threats of FBI prosecution for “fraud” on Broussard’s part.

8.  Broussard’s complaint with the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana entailing Stutes’ threats of FBI prosecution for “fraud” on Broussard’s part.


Carl Patterson, former employee of the Gravity District, is interviewed by Louisiana State Police (LSP) entailing potential irregularities.  Patterson paints a very unflattering picture of the District and corruption that he asserts is rampant.  LSP limited its investigation to alleged theft of sinker logs (which would be ineligible for reimbursement by FEMA) and “had no interest in investigating FEMA-related fraud.”

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