A related case in EBR Court, Tuesday April 25th was continued until May 17th. Now
the case has been continued to September 6, 2006. The attorney of record is Kevin Monahan of Baton Rouge.
The defendant in this case has been incarcerated since October 6th 2005. A DNA match from
1986 rape cases identified the defendant as the rapist. However, in 1986 the defendant plea bargained and now the state
has said, this case is and was seperate from the cases for which the plea was arranged. The defendant served 11 years
and was released.
May 2, 2006 Update on Concordia Voter Fraud Case
Ad hoc Judge Sharon Marchman has issued a court order for sentencing hearing on one of the defendants in the case. The
state, according to news reports in today's Natchez Democrat, is requesting a change of venue. The hearing set
for Friday May 19, 2006; yielded an 18 month sentence on 1 Count.
If you see the oppression of the poor and the denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked
at the sight, for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them. [Ecclesiastes 5:8]
Congressman William Jefferson has vowed to fight to the end. In the meanwhile, the state house is on its regular
whirl in the session which ends June 19th. Business as usual. More laws to ensure; criminals stay criminal,
the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. The Department of Natural Resources will oversee property cleanup
by oil companies. The Governor has decided to buy the State Farm building in Monroe for three million dollars from Ouachita
Economic Development. State Representative Bryant Hammet is considering going to work for the Louisiana Recovery Authority.
Economic trickle down theory, continues to trickle laterally, to the status quo.
In Concordia Parish the local NAACP president stood with the mother of a man who was severely beaten in a racial incident.
The incident is so far, being handled by the local sheriff's office, although the FBI has been advised of the situation.
A cross was burned in the yard of a black man in Texarkana, Ark.; the FBI is investigating the case as a hate crime.
May 25, 2006