AG “Buddy” Caldwell’s office “gives clearance” to pursue revoking the auction license of Louisiana’s only African-American auctioneer over his role in reporting “blatant payroll fraud.” (5th installment in a 5-part series)

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Assistant. A. G. Rodney Ramsey

 

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Assistant A. G. Michael Vallan (blue shirt) and Unknown Other A. G. Official

 

Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns provides fifth and final installment of his 5-part series entailing Louisiana Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell, complete with him being a “good sport” toward Caldwell with a tribute to “The King” (beginning at the 50:40 mark) :

 5th Installment on AG James D. “Buddy” Caldwell.  Starring
roles for AG staff members (& legal counsel contractor
Caldwell crammed down the LALB’s throat) include:
9:40 – 12:20:  Assistant Attorney General
Richard McGimsey
16:50 – 19:10:    ”   ”   ”   ”   ”   ”   ”   ”   ”   ”  ”   ”  ”   ”   ”   ”
19:25 – 21:15
Assistant Attorney General Rodney Ramsey
22:30 – 25:30:
 
Convicted Felon Larry S. Bankston
37:00 – 42:50:     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”     ”  ”
26:25 – 29:30:  Assistant Attorney General
Michael Vallan
31:40 – 36:55:
Then-Asst. A. G. Lindsey Hunter                         
43:00 – 47:45:  Attorney General Investigator Arthur Ogea
50:40 – 54:10: 
“The King” himself (via yours truly!!)                           

[Note:  at the 47:45 – 50:30 mark, Burns explains why, in 2009, a bill sponsored by Caldwell calling for a 10 cent a month increase in residential phone bills to fight child pornography was DEFEATED in committee!]

Burns wrapping it up with a song from “The King.”

 

 

Caldwell serenades Sen. Landrieu with same song by “The King.”

 

 

CLICK HERE for complaint filed by Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips to A. G.’s Office entailing the LALB’s failure to place a LAPA link on its website when it has such a link for the LAA.

 

CLICK HERE for Caldwell’s response of kicking it right back to the LALB for “disposition as you deem appropriate.”

 

CLICK HERE for report by LSP Terrorism Unit after LALB Attorney Anna Dow advised Executive Director Sandy Edmonds to call them to Burns’ house based on defamatory statements made by Ms. Dow (for which Mr. Burns is suing Dow), and after such guidance was given to Dow by Assistant A. G. Richard McGimsey for which he made no effort whatsoever to obtain any facts of the matter prior to giving his “good friend” Anna Dow said guidance.

CLICK HERE for damming report by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera entailing LALB payroll fraud issued February 29, 2012.

 

CLICK HERE for extensive details on notoriously-problematic auctioneer Ken Buhler.

 

CLICK HERE for LALB’s “writ of attachment” against Robert Burns, which was filed based on the sole and exclusive guidance of then-Assistant Attorney General Lindsey Hunter.

 

CLICK HERE for Burns’ mere 3-page pro se opposition memorandum to the LALB’s Writ of Attachment against him.

 

CLICK HERE for Judge Hernandez’s ruling DENYING the LALB’s Writ.

 

CLICK HERE for a schedule of the $2,100 in attorney fees the LALB tallied by Bankston in attempting to pursue the Writ against Burns (which they sought to force Burns to pay had they been successful).

 

CLICK HERE for Louisiana Inspector General report on LALB and Interior Design Board’s payroll fraud on the part of their Executive Director, Sandy Edmonds.  Note:  The report was greatly watered down under direct orders of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who refused to sign off on the report until it was in its publicly-released format which, nevertheless, cites Edmonds for reporting being on the job while “performing no public purpose” and lying to investigators about the practice.  For her deceit, they recommended “appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination.”  Of course, given the corrupt nature of both these boards, the report was never even discussed at any meeting of either board!

 

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Attorney General candidate Ike Jackson Sounds Off on incumbent AG James D. “Buddy” Caldwell.

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Ike Jackson, candidate for Louisiana Attorney General

 

Even after qualifying for the election, Advocate reporter Mark Ballard refused to acknowledge his candidacy, and even though Ballard would state that the AG race is an “all GOP field,” Ike Jackson recently Sounded Off on incumbent James D. “Buddy” Caldwell (especially beginning at the 9:00 mark) in the following video:

09/22/15:  Ike Jackson Sounds Off on Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell (especially beginning at the 9:00 mark).

We at Sound Off Louisiana believe that the news media have a responsibility to AT LEAST report on ALL candidates who qualify for an election.  Hence, we provide the above video and also provide Ike Jackson’s website for learning more if anyone would like to do so.  Mr. Jackson is the ONLY candidate whom Mark Ballard at The Advocate has, for whatever reason, declined to acknowledge.

 

Sullivan presents optimistic scenarios for LSU Interior Design Department. Bails mere months later.

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Jim Sullivan, Chairman, LSU Interior Design Department

Our most recent post dealt with Dr. T. L. Ritchie, long-time former Chair of LSU’s Interior Design Department, and the Louisiana Interior Design Board (IDB), on which she serves as Vice Chairman, going into full-blown panic mode after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office (LAO) informed the IDB in early November of 2011 that it would commence with an on-site investigation of alleged payroll fraud.

 

The IDB hurriedly scheduled a clandestine meeting (which was never noticed to the public via LaTrac) on November 17, 2011, drafted (but never uploaded to LaTrac) an initial agenda devoid of any action regarding its Executive Director, Sandy Edmonds, and her payroll practices, then added an agenda item as the first order of business at the clandestine meeting to approve an “employment agreement” for Edmonds.  That employment agreement, an executed copy of which went into immediate effect did nothing more than formalize Edmonds’ ability to commit payroll fraud. 

 

On February 29, 2012, the LAO released this damming payroll report.  Soon after the report was released, Dr. Ritchie “stepped down” (that’s the only public explanation she provided) as Chair of the LSU Interior Design Department and became a mere Associate Professor.  The timing of Dr. Ritchie “stepping down” is certainly interesting, as is the fact that her act of “stepping down” also entailed a 31% salary reduction, from $97,000/year down to $66,000/year!

 

Ritchie was replaced by Dr. Jim Sullivan, who received notification of our previous post.  Sound Off Louisiana simply assumed Dr. Sullivan remained in his capacity of Chairman of the LSU Interior Design Department.  We were wrong.  Sullivan contacted us by email indicating that he wanted it understood that he is no longer associated with LSU’s Interior Design Department and that he no longer even lives in Louisiana.

 

Sound Off Louisiana attended the December 18, 2014 IDB meeting, and Dr. Sullivan painted a pretty optimistic future for the LSU Interior Design Department.  A brief video of him introducing himself to IDB members and discussing the future of the LSU Interior Design Department follows:


12/18/14:  Dr. Sullivan introduces himself to IDB Members and
answers their questions.  Less than six months later, he announced
he was accepting another position.

In conformity with Dr. Sullivan’s email, we’re letting all of our readers know that he’s made us aware that he “is no longer affiliated with LSU’s Interior Design Department and no longer lives in Louisiana.”  Perhaps the newness of the rose wore off rather quickly.

 

Sound Off Louisiana again commends Rev. Freddie Lee Phillips for his tenacity in reporting his suspicious of payroll fraud at both the IDB and the Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board (LALB), even when, in the case of the LALB, his auction license was threatened if he didn’t “back off” (see third video on the previous link).

 

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