Tags: "malfeasance in office"

Elliot Stonecipher
17 Feb
0

The Spectacle Which Is the Caddo Commission

February 17, 2016 It’s too late to write this, but I am going to, so please bear with it. My oh my oh my, can things at the Caddo Commission get worse? How – goodness gracious, HOW – do we ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
05 Feb
0

Caddo Commission Meeting: Good, Bad and Mainly Ugly!

(NOTE: This first-hand report is in no way arranged at the request of anyone. Some media reports apparently have been.) February 5, 2016 In what easily qualifies as the most bizarre meeting of a governmental body I have ever witnessed, ...

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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
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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Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator
17 Jan
0

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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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
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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