NEPOTISM AND POOR COMMAND CLIMATE
CRIPPLE LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD
GEN BENNETT LANDRENEAU UNDER INVESTIGATION
BY MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM - FAMED DEFENSE
ATTORNEY JOHN "BULLDOG" WELLS REPRESENTS
SFC STEVE DAVIS OF BATON ROUGE
GOV BOBBY JINDAL DROPS BALL AND IGNORES
RECOMMENDATIONS BY EXPERT PANEL WITH
CONTROVERSIAL REAPPOINTMENT OF LANDRENEAU
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been the object of much favorable media coverage - a rarity for a Republican - since so much of the "mainstream media," such as the New York TIMES and Washington POST, are "in the tank" for the Democrats.
However, the boy governor - he's only 37 - who's received fawning coverage so far, may have made a serious mistake when he caved in to his chief of staff Timmy Teepell and ignored a panel Jindal appointed of five distinguished retired generals by reappointing controversial state National Guard Adjutant Gen. Bennett Landreneau.
"I'm mystified. I thought Bobby Jindal was smarter than this," said retired Gen. Kenneth Ross.
The flag officer says he was one of five now-retired top generals asked by the non-veteran governor to form an advisory panel so as to avoid an appearance of "politics as usual."
The group strongly opposed Landreneau's reappointment. But thanks to Teepell's heavy-handed tactics and Svengali-like influence over the young governor, their recommendations and warnings were ignored.
Gen. Landreneau was a holdover of the previous disgraced Democrat Gov. Blanco's disastrous administration.
MilitaryCorruption.com has learned the retired generals' contentions that the reappointed Gen. Landreneau operates a state guard riddled with "nepotism, command influence, coercion and poor command climate," were crudely brushed aside.
TOP MILITARY DEFENSE ATTORNEY JOHN "BULLDOG" WELLS
BLOWS WHISTLE ON CORRUPTION IN LOUISIANA GUARD
Jindal and the "good ole boys" may have a new headache on the horizon because famed military defense attorney John "Bulldog" Wells, a Louisiana lawyer, has jumped into the fray.
Wells is representing National Guard recruiter, SFC Steve Davis of Baton Rouge, who claims he was following orders when he was alleged to have falsified a recruiter's GED certificate.
Putting his crack investigator, Ken Lord, on the case, Wells was disgusted to find out a "gag order" had gone out to Louisiana Guard personnel not to talk to or cooperate with his private eye.
An e-mail by 1LT William Conger, who - apparently on orders of his commanding officer, COL Jon Ball, ordered all subordinate personnel to NOT speak with the Davis defense team - has recently surfaced.
When MCC asked Wells what was going on, he told us nine witnesses out of nine requested refused to speak with his investigator.
"It's pure and simple command influence interference," said the feisty Wells, who vowed he would file "an appropriate motion" with the court.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We welcome input from Louisiana National Guard members who have information of interest to us in regard to the present Landreneau regime. You can reach us at email@example.com. We warn his chief JAG officer that any attempt to "block" MilitaryCorruption.com from being read on state guard computers will be met with swift and decisive legal action. Freedom of the press and the First Amendment to the Constitution has not been rescinded. MilitaryCorruption.com expects the La. Guard to refrain in the future from any attempt at "censorship" or ham-handed coercion of personnel.]