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11 Jun
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PROPOSED ARENA WOULD BE FRUIT OF A POISONOUS TREE

Sunday, June 11, 2017 … 10:50 A.M. The push by Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler to build a $25,000,000 sports arena sets the Shreveport bar of public transparency and accountability at a new low. … This suspicious op came out of ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Apr
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COMMISSION LAWSUIT REHEARING AT 2nd CIRCUIT … & MORE

Sunday, April 23, 2017 … 9:49 A.M. The Pesnell Law Firm on Friday filed an Application for Rehearing with the Louisiana 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal in our lawsuit against the Caddo Parish Commission. Our fight against the Commission and ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
08 Jan
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Pt. 2: Honest Caddoans Take Our Case and Hope to a Higher Court

January 7, 2017 … 10:34 P.M. A three-judge, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal panel will convene Wednesday to hear oral arguments in my March 2015 lawsuit against the Caddo Parish Commission. Its ruling will be issued later. This is an ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
06 Aug
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Dear Caddo Commission: “Where’s Our Money?!

August 6, 2016 The following definition is included in an article I recently read by Michael J. Hutter for the American Bar Association, “Prosecuting Public Officials / Figures for Corruption: The Approach in the United States“… “Public corruption is any ...

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22 Jul
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The Unluckiest Corrupt Official in Caddo Parish… Victim of Selective Prosecution

Former Caddo Parish Commissioner, Michael Williams, was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his wanton theft of $8,584.68 from a non-profit company he controlled called SWAG Nation.  Williams now owes $19,684.68 in fines and restitution for the money he ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Jun
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The Emerging Plan for Caddo Commission Self-Pay

June 5, 2016 It is certainly true that the Caddo Parish Commission self-pay scandal, more that two decades old, is the stuff of non-fiction books and documentary films.  Now, a valued, primary source reveals more of its signature abuse of ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
08 May
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Criminal Investigation of Caddo Commission Long Overdue

May 8, 2016 Not since the mid-1970s has Caddo Parish stared down a like wave of public corruption.  Corruption in our parish school system and Caddo Parish Commission is systemic.  That some self-anointed community “leaders” provide cover for it is ...

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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
11 Mar
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Williams Convicted, Prator Invisible on CPERS

Former Caddo Commissioner, Michael Williams, was convicted of wire fraud after jury deliberations for about an hour on Thursday (read here). The Williams scandal was straight forward as well as politically safe and easy for the local media to cover, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
19 Feb
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Caddo Commission Meeting, and Our $88,002 CPERS Hit

February 19, 2016 For the first time in several years, yesterday’s Caddo Parish Commission meeting netted us some gains. It is too bad that some rotten Commission news hammered us last night, too. First, let me dispatch that bad news. ...

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Matthew Linn
19 Feb
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Linn Proves Ineptitude in Spite of Harvard Education

Matthew Linn has had a terrible week at the Caddo Commission. In the news was Linn’s embarrassment of Caddo Parish by attempting to remove Caddo Administrator, Woody Wilson, from NLCOG. When Wilson pushed back, Linn went after his job by ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
17 Jan
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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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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
17 Jan
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Local Media, District Attorney Actively Ignoring Criminal Conspiracy in CPERS

Elliott Stonecipher began to make Caddo Commissioners aware that he had found a problem in early 2015. His discovery? That Caddo Commissioners had been receiving pay and benefits outside of the legal restrictions placed in the Caddo Parish Home Rule ...

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ramon lafitte
15 Jan
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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 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
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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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