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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
21 Jan
0

Taxpayers Struggle to Understand Lack of Investigation

In a bit of irony, the Caddo Commission pressed felony theft charges against a 46 year old Haughton woman for obtaining illegal money. Lisa Bain Phillips was a contract nurse who is alleged to have knowingly invoiced $39,896 that was ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
18 Jan
0

New Caddo Commission Plan Quadruples Down on Self-Pay

Early last month, a new Caddo Parish Commissioner contacted me as he worked on a plan to “correct” policies at the heart of the Commission self-pay scandal. I quickly saw that the work was another guarantee of Commissioner self-pay, tracing ...

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Matthew Linn
18 Jan
0

This Week: New Commissioners Confronted with Conspiracy

January 18, 2016 The Caddo Commission in its newest iteration, is still using the same tricks to get those of us following their financial abuses of taxpayer dollars to simply go away. In spite of numerous writings and public outcry, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Jan
0

A Personal Message to Sheriff Prator and Our News Media

For those yet unaware, Shreveport’s newest website on the block is also easily its best. Will Broyles, the leader of the team that brought us their powerful Shape of Shreveport documentary, is working with his wife Chelsey, his brother Jim, ...

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ramon lafitte
16 Jan
0

List of Cases Contrary to Lafitte CPERS Exception Ruling

Below is a list of various court cases (not even all) in which the Caddo Commission has stood in a party to a lawsuit. The precedence outlined in my previous writings leave many questions about why Judge Ramon Lafitte ruled ...

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ramon lafitte
15 Jan
0

Taking Exception to Exceptions – A Caddo Commission Update

January 15, 2016 For those of you following the Caddo Parish Commission (Commission) scandal involving its illegal benefits and pay, including CPERS retirement fund benefits, you may want to focus in on a very critical matter. Over the years, the ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Jan
0

Caddo Commissioners, No More Scamming, Please.

January 14, 2016 It was a big deal when Caddo Parish voters changed our form of government on April 7, 1984. Our predecessor Caddo Police Jury had governed since we became a parish almost 150 years earlier, in 1838. When ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Jun
0

Door Open to Criminal Sanctions for Commission

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher June 14, 2015 The malfeasance conviction of a Jackson Parish official has opened the door to possible criminal sanctions against Caddo Parish Commissioners and top administrators who have taken the same official actions. The ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
12 May
0

An Unveiling at Caddo Commission Meeting

Pictured: Elliott Stonecipher By: Elliott Stonecipher May 12, 2015 As many readers are aware, I have been continuously researching our Caddo Parish Commission since 2013, focusing particularly on its financial management and the bountiful compensation with which members reward themselves. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
16 Mar
1

Lawsuit: No CPERS, Other Caddo Commission Benefits

Originally published: March 16, 2015 A lawsuit filed today in Louisiana First Judicial District Court in Shreveport asks a judge to “recognize and declare” that elected Caddo Parish Commissioners are prohibited from participation in “CPERS,” the Caddo Parish Employee Retirement ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
07 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Looks to Court to save CPERS Take!

Originally Published: February 7, 2015 Caddo Parish Commissioners unanimously voted in their Thursday meeting to seek “a permanent judicial resolution” to questions concerning the constitutionality of their participation in “CPERS,” the Caddo Parish Employees Retirement System. Rather than depend on ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
27 Jan
1

Commission Caught Abusing Tax Dollars

These are a series of stories originally published by Elliott Stonecipher.  Our intention of re-publishing them is to make people in the community fully aware of the timeline of events that led to today’s scandal. January 27, 2015 It was ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
07 Jan
0

Part III. Commission Hits Us Again… Hard

[Previous articles in this series can be read here and here.] The formula for good government is simple and direct:  the governed commit to battle as necessary for transparency in all elected officials do in the public interest.  Holding officials accountable for their ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
31 Dec
0

Part II. Caddo Commission Hits Us Again, and Hard

by Elliott Stonecipher The last time Caddo Parish Commissioners took a specific, publicly recorded vote to give themselves a pay raise, Bill Clinton had been President for less than a year … December 8, 1993. If that strikes you as ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
22 Dec
0

Caddo Commissioners Hit Us Again, and Hard

Last spring, I learned and wrote about the Caddo Parish Commission’s new “education & training” policy, and what a perk, to say it politely, it might prove to be for Commissioners. As I promised then, this is the initial report ...

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