Davison Jet Flew Jindal to Faircloth Fundraiser

Davison Transport’s corporate jet flew Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to a fundraiser for Supreme Court candidate Jimmy Faircloth last week.

Aircraft tail number N390DP, registered to Davison Transport made two round-trip flights from Ruston to Baton Rouge the evening of Tuesday, August 25, 2009. The Faircloth fundraiser was held at Squire Creek Country Club, owned by James Davison. The aircraft is a Raytheon Model 390 Premier I, built in 2002.

A Davison front company owns the building in which V-Vehicle Company is supposed to use for automobile manufacturing. The Jindal administration – along with several Ouachita Parish government bodies – gifted the company nearly $90 million for construction and employee training. LPNO has reported extensively on the controversy.

Lincoln Parish News Online contacted the Governor’s Office today, and a spokesman for the Governor said travel arrangement were made through the Faircloth campaign. Faircloth campaign manager Diane Mobley confirmed that the Davison jet ferried Governor Jindal to the event.

Jindal had been scheduled to hold a Town Hall meeting at Choudrant that afternoon, but it was postponed until a later date.


3 Responses to “Davison Jet Flew Jindal to Faircloth Fundraiser”

  1. JC Says:

    So I guess that’s the case with every event they been to together since Mr. Faircloth left office or, like you said, did they see the Clark/Toney stuff and decide to do something different. I guess the Governor and those guys on the website can be on a candidate’s website too…

  2. Walter Abbott Says:

    There is this provision in the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics which seems to apply here.

    Click to access ethiclaw.pdf

    Ҥ1115. Gifts
    A. No public servant shall solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as
    a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such
    public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person:
    (1) Has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationships with the
    public servant’s agency, or
    (2) Is seeking, for compensation, to influence the passage or defeat of legislation by the public
    servant’s agency.”

  3. JC Says:

    Pretty big news


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