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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