Sheriff Insists This is all Just One Harry Lee Sized Coincidence

By Jeff Thomas

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand’s sudden and shocking resignation from office was the talk of the town last week.  That Louisiana’s most powerful sheriff not named Gusman, who was just reelected 2 years ago resigned to become an AM radio talk show host seemed hard to believe given the scandal not only associated with Sheriff Normand, but the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office. That Normand is being honest is about as unrealistic as Saints’ coach Sean Payton predicting a Super bowl run this season.  While both are within the realm of possibility, other realities seem much more likely.

Even more shocking than the sheriff’s resignation is the acceptance of his story by the rest of the media.  Let me get this straight.  Y’all want me to believe that one of the most powerful politicians in the state of Louisiana who was recently reelected is just quitting all of a sudden to go on AM radio?  Now as a frequent guest on WBOK 1230AM radio myself, I don’t want to denigrate the significance of AM radio, but come on man.  Are you kidding me?  I have a waterfront lot in the lower 9th ward that I’d like to sell.    Nobody is questioning this sudden move?  Even with prosecutions and investigations surrounding the sheriff’s office.  Only giggles and congrats?

This is the problem with America today.  Dishonesty when it comes to the misdeeds of powerful or successful people.  But I digress.  Let’s focus on the sudden resignation of Sheriff Newell Normand.   Curiously Normand retired a couple of days after his top deputy chief, Craig Taffaro, was indicted on tax evasion from proceeds of a business Normand and Taffaro own together.  Normand claims the indictment of his longtime friend and business partner is unrelated to his retiring with a full pension.  Merely a Coincidence.

In fact the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s department has been infamous for decades. And JP sheriffs have a history of being handed out light sentences by the feds and being allowed to resign from office.  In July of 1979, former JP Sheriff Al Cronvich pled guilty to misdemeanors and was forced to resign as sheriff. His successor was the reformer, Sheriff Harry Lee, whose relationship with former Governor Edwin Edwards and a prominent Jefferson Parish family, the Guidry’s, was the source of countless FBI investigations. As the feds closed in, Lee died after battling cancer.  Harry Lee’s successor, Newell Normand maintained a business relationship with the Guidry’s, resulting in the same scandal ridden administration as his predecessors.

Normand and Taffaro ran CTNN(their initials), a company that had only two sources of income.  One was from a not so cleverly designed not so clandestine business relationship with the Guidry family.   But the corruption ties run across parish lines.  Another target of current FBI investigations is current Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser.  Normand and Taffaro also nefariously made money with Nungesser.  And Nungesser has been under investigation since his days as President in Plaquemines Parish, which borders Jefferson.  Nungesser’s business did nearly all of its business with, you guessed it, the Guidry family.

Meanwhile,  the transition in power seems contrived.  The interim sheriff is Chief Deputy Joe Lapinto. Lapinto mysteriously resigned a powerful House seat last year to spend time with family and take a job with the Sheriff’s office.  His elevation to interim chief catapults him ahead of 30 and 40 year veterans.  Be on the lookout for future indictments of Nungesser or Shane Guidry.  Or maybe this is just one big coincidence.  We will see.



3 thoughts on “Louisiana Sheriff Resigns Amid Charges of Corruption”
  1. I truly can’t leave my name as we know the continued corrupt brutality power tripping JPSO , the not so seekers of justice JPDA + the not so equal protection under the law reelection prostituting judges..but the holier than now condescending Normand + Lipinto are just tip of the ice berg. Just few years ago FBI Operation Wrinkle Robe exposed corrupt judges + attorneys. One of the not so honorable judges actually had an innocent man set up for arrest. Connick’s office actually, with usually BS, hire one of the disgraced judges who dodged hail..+ sleeve attorney Don Gardner filmed giving impeached judge $10,000 bribe escaping jail, now donates to ‘what constitution’ judge Kovach. HOPE FBI HAS BEEN ON THE JOB + JUSTICE DEPT NEED CONSENT DEGREE FOR JPSO

  2. LDEQ Public Records Request Home land Studies securities Verification on why another inquiry can’t be accepted by Press conference Nationwide concerns Industries Game Changer 2020 Annual Conference National Sheriff Association trade expeditions enterprise shows missing Submitting an Article of exhibits for Sheriff & Deputy Norwell Newman and successor Joseph Lopinto III Crime information records missing submitters tax collector records regarding Bank summaries Deadlines 10/16/2020 of Jefferson Parish Sheriff placing death threat’s and choke holding on the lives of Isaac Williams Jr, wife Trina Daniels-Williams and family by excessive force of slavery power by acting and past elected sheriff of Jefferson Parish policing On Isaac Williams Jr and Trina Daniels-Williams family IRS tax collector and Permanent tax exemption records and checks paid excepted by telecom telechecks communication portfolios witnessed by Real Estate Contact agent Jolie Burrell in Louisiana Generations History Attention property lot search 111 address 5013 Antioch St. Marrero, Louisiana 70072 IRS tax presorted first Class mail U.S. postage paid permit No. 367 return service Requested : Mrs.Joli Burrell Remax infinity partners and Brookers corporate headquarters Brookers witnessed Act of Sale on 10/09/2015 in Louisiana Real Estate reported to FBI criminal History Backgrounds checking industries Expired Deadlines 10/16/2020 National Notary Bond/ Insurance Louisiana Fake ID’s Driver’s license numbers being used to gain access to compromise individuals Isaac Williams Jr. And wife Trina Daniels-Williams life Insurance benifits plans and other Government resources payments Hotlines Compliant of identies theft’s reported on 10/15/2020 General question to Agency Representative DCFS Notice of Decision case ID:1368150 status approved Group benefits Amount per month is incorrect compromised Civil Rights discrimination on non unearned income monthly Disabilities award letters payments for Isaac Williams Jr is $434.00 combined with wife Trina Daniels Williams disabilities monthly award payment is $884.00 equal combined unearned income equal $1,318.00 not 1,868.00 Snap benefits should be on the third of each month matching Social security recorded records missing key factors member ID 114212 married to member ID 3395437 case ID 1368150 Simplified reporting House Hold gross unearned income below southern proverty law Will not wait on next disabilities determination redetermination effective date 09-23-2020-08-31-2020 and 09-23-3020-08-31-2020 Document ID:2015430206

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