Peep Goat: Finley, Lafleur in the running for U.S. attorney
According to sources in both Baton Rouge and Washington (and just as Peep Goat suspected) U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will not nominate state Rep. Rick Gallot of Ruston to the position of U.S. attorney for the Western District.
The courthouse buzz is now centered around Stephanie Finley,
a young African-American who works as an assistant to
current U.S. Attorney Donald Washington (who is not being retained).
Also reportedly back in the game is state Sen. Eric Lafleur of Ville
Platte, himself a former state prosecutor.
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.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.