Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ritual de lo Muppetto

Meffert's testimony in the St. Pierre trial.

Disgraced former New Orleans technology chief Greg Meffert testified Tuesday in federal court that vendor Mark St. Pierre wined and dined him and treated him to nearly weekly strip club visits totaling $20,000 in 2003 and 2004.

Meffert said the money for what he called "ritual" Tuesday and Thursday night visits to Visions Men's Club in eastern New Orleans ultimately came from his department in City Hall, thanks to the contract work Meffert made sure St. Pierre's firm Imagine Software got.

So in his deposition, when Meffert says, "Sometimes I'd pay for myself, sometimes they'd pay" what he really meant was it didn't matter since the money ultimately all came from the same place anyway.

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