U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey said the committees must return the money to a court-appointed receiver so that he can disburse it to victims.
The committees had been fighting the return of the money, the Washington Post reported:
“Although as innocent beneficiaries ... [of Stanford’s funds] the Political Committees deserve some sympathy,” they are not entitled to special treatment exempting them from an obligation to give back funds that appear to have been derived from a Ponzi scheme, Godbey said.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee must return the largest amount, $950,000. Read more here.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.