Councilman Jason Williams appoints tax felon to Booze Board! Jason’s criminal friends win again: “In 2007, Schultz was sentenced to a year in federal prison for failing to pay federal income taxes over several years, a misdemeanor charge. Even so, he has maintained close relationships with many local politicians, and he continues to work on political campaigns.
And now, newly minted City Councilman Jason Williams has nominated him to serve on the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, which votes on whether to revoke permits from businesses licensed to sell alcohol." from The New Orleans Advocate.

Councilman Jason Williams appoints tax felon to Booze Board! Jason’s criminal friends win again: “In 2007, Schultz was sentenced to a year in federal prison for failing to pay federal income taxes over several years, a misdemeanor charge. Even so, he has maintained close relationships with many local politicians, and he continues to work on political campaigns.

And now, newly minted City Councilman Jason Williams has nominated him to serve on the Alcohol Beverage Control Board, which votes on whether to revoke permits from businesses licensed to sell alcohol.from The New Orleans Advocate.

Jason Williams continues to demonstrate his questionable character… and to date refuses to account for his participation in promoting contraband in prison.

Under the leadership of our mayor and our city council, we have moved away from corruption and leadership of questionable character. We can’t afford to go back. We can’t afford Jason Williams.

Jason Williams caught lying. Again.

Jason Williams has perpetrated a political stunt accusing Cynthia Hedge Morrell of violating election rules. Yet, a report investigating the incident concludes it was Jason Williams’ own campaign that tested the law on election day, not Cynthia Hedge Morrell. As we knew all along, her conduct was lawful. 

Jason also claimed he had filed complaints, yet the board never received such a document. Another lie.

See for yourself in this report from the Board of Elections supervisors.

Another Jason Williams’ Firm Client: Accused Multi-state rapist Darren Sharper

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Criminal Advocate Jason Williams bagged another high-dollar accused criminal. Former New Orleans Saint Darren Sharper is accused of perpetrating a multi-state spree of sexual assaults on up to 20 women from Miami to New Orleans to California

But Williams’ firm isn’t just defending Sharper, who is accused of drugging 11 women and raping 9 others

No, Williams is also fond of hosting booze-fueled parties with Sharper, according to this report by the uptown cocktail bar, Cure. 

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You can dress a campaign poster in Mardi Gras colors, put it on the side of a float and send it parading down St. Charles Avenue, but it’s still a campaign poster… Jason Williams, tried to sneak in a little campaigning over the weekend in the Krewe of Freret parade. The city prohibits campaigning in parades.

Ridin' Kingly!

A little time in the pokey in ole’ Jeff Parish, NBD. Just put me on the council before I have to pay my taxes. Wouldn’t want the Feds to find out I’ve already seen the inside of a jail cell. 

Jason Williams Implicated in “Bond-Shopping” Scandal For Major Drug Dealers

Via the New Orleans Times Picayune, July 26, 2003
4 snared in big bust out of jail within days Bond shopping works for some of 7 arrested in N.O. drug sting" by Michael Perlstein

When New Orleans police stumbled across a major 9th Ward drug den masquerading as a barber shop, they set off a mad scramble by the seven men caught inside. The momentary chaos, however, was nothing compared to the scramble that began hours later when the men started making arrangements to get out of jail on bond.

Within days of the July 16 arrests, four of the men were back on the street, three after criminal court judges stepped in and overrode the magistrate bail-setting process, court records show.

The flurry of activity was hardly surprising in a courthouse where “bond shopping,” a practice that lets defendants lobby any judge for bail modifications, has thrived since a law prohibiting the practice was struck down three years ago. This time, it came after the Police Department s biggest drug bust of the year, a case that netted a kilogram of uncut cocaine, 30 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $17,000. The drugs, sitting on a table in a shed that housed Flavor Barber Shop, have a street value of more than $86,000, police said.


Two were released Monday after their bail was reduced by Judge Jason Williams, a temporary judge who took the bench June 23.

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JASON WILLIAMS DISREGARDS CITY ORDINANCE ON CAMPAIGNING IN MARDI GRAS PARADE

NEW ORLEANS (Feb. 24, 2014) – Jason Williams again shows disregard the law by publicizing his candidacy for City Council by riding on a “Jason Williams” float in the Krewe of Freret parade this past weekend, which is organized by Williams’ campaign manager.

New Orleans City Ordinance, Sec. 34-7 “Commercial nature prohibited” clearly states “No participants in any parade shall display in any manner in such parade any endorsement of candidates for elective public office, nor any endorsement of any issues to be voted on in an election. However, nothing contained in this provision shall be construed to prohibit the humorous caricature of current social events and issues.”


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Jason Williams Defends Man Who Doused Girlfriend with Gas, Set Her on Fire

N.O. man sentenced to life in prison Ex-girlfriend doused with gas, set on fire" by Gwen Filosa From the New Orleans Times Picayune March 20, 2004 | Section: METRO

A New Orleans man who tried to kill his ex-girlfriend by dousing her with gasoline and clicking a plastic lighter will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled Friday.

Charles Butler, 38, was convicted of attempted manslaughter last May for attacking Thelma Batieste in the eastern New Orleans home on Curran Boulevard they once shared.

Judge Frank Marullo had previously given Butler 20 years for the crime, the limit for attempted manslaughter. But the district attorney s office sought to have Butler, whose criminal record includes convictions for forgery and writing worthless checks, declared a multiple offender. Marullo agreed, handing out the maximum sentence available: life without the possibility of parole.

"It is commensurate with the horrible crime that was committed," District Attorney Eddie Jordan said of the sentence.


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