August 13, 2016 As our work against Caddo Parish Commission corruption broadens and deepens, one of its untold stories is ripe for telling. It is Whitney Pesnell’s story, the Shreveport attorney volunteering his services while lawyers on the other side ...Read more
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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 ...Read more
May 30, 2016 Edward Teller, the physicist best known as “the father of the hydrogen bomb,” knew a lot about official secrecy. His work on the Manhattan Project fascinated me as a teen, as did details of how that World War II ...Read more
April 24, 2016 [NOTE: Our Caddo Parish sheriff and district attorney are key in the subject discussion, prompting me to share these notes of disclosure. In 1990, on behalf of incoming Mayor Hazel Beard, I vetted and worked for Steve ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more