Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Crook and Liar Stan "Pampy" Barre gets temporary reprieve from his sentencing date

The Times Picayune today reported that "federal prosecutors have asked a judge to delay by two months the sentencing of restaurateur Stan "Pampy" Barré and businessman Reginald Walker for their respective roles in skimming more than $1 million from a large city contract.

Both men had been set to be sentenced Nov. 7. The delay, which is likely to be granted by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, would move the date to early January.

In a motion seeking the delay, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Mann wrote that Barré "is cooperating with the government regarding other matters under investigation, but not yet completed."

Barré helped prosecutors make their corruption case against Oliver Thomas, the councilman who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from Barré and payments from a friend he installed on a city contract.

Meanwhile, Barré is no longer operating Pampy's Creole Kitchen, his venerable and popular 7th Ward eatery. A news release from his longtime publicist, Vincent Sylvain, noted that the place had "new owners."

The restaurant and its name have been leased by lawyer Curklin Atkins for the past few months.

The lease does not extend, however, to Barré's airport business, Pampy's, which is a joint-venture partner in the concessions contract at Louis Armstrong International Airport. That business remains in the Barré family."

The crook and liar, Stan "Pampy" Barre should also lose his concessions contract at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. We all know how he got that contract. Leaving that business in the Barre family, could only spell trouble for the City of New Orleans for years to come. After all, if your legacy is stealing to get what you want, we know the rest of the clan have learned well from his leadership.

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