November 9, 2007

I Think I See the Problem

posted by m.d.


From the T-P:
Six bank accounts belonging to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office were frozen Thursday by a court order seeking payment for the $3.4 million judgment brought on by former DA Eddie Jordan's firing of scores of white employees in 2003.
The new D.A.:
In fact, just yesterday I met with the Mayor, City Council, business community, and other community leaders to provide a detailed analysis along with potential plans for finding a win-win solution.
The Mayor:
I have met with the new DA, members of City Council, business and community leaders to fully analyze the financial impact of the Federal judgment against the District Attorney's Office and to evaluate the steps needed to avoid a disruption in our criminal justice system.
Is any one talking to the plaintiffs’ attorneys?

5 comments:

Kelly said...

There's going to be a bigger problem when the assistant district attorneys don't get a pay check in a couple of weeks. They've only been guaranteed a salary from the city through the 15th. Say what you will about Jordan, there are a lot of hard working people in that office.

Clifton said...

I just knew that after Jordan resigned this settlement would get paid really quick. This is starting to look really stupid.

Clay said...

The story I've heard is Nagin stabbed the plaintiffs in the back with his budget. He made a promise that a partial payment of the DA's debt would be included on the next budget. When it was released (sans payment), the plaintiffs took action and froze the accounts.

So I've heard, at least...

Dambala said...

just brilliant. you are...

TravelingMermaid said...

Hellloooooo....r u still w/us??