Town Files Post-Trial Brief

Town of Jonesboro attorney Carol Powell-Lexing today filed a Defendant’s Post-Trial Brief in the matter of State of Louisiana v Town of Jonesboro.

That suit had asked for a court-appointed fiscal administrator to take over the town’s finances, which have been in disarray ever since controversial mayor Leslie Thompson took office in early 2007. The trial was conducted on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and was extensively covered by Linconln Parish News Online (LPNO).

In lieu of oral arguments, the judge said that written memorandum could be submitted.

See here the document.

28 Responses to “Town Files Post-Trial Brief”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    She still didn’t show proof of all the money the mayor says the town has. She just more or less repeated what exactly was covered in court.

  2. Neighbor Says:

    Is it just me, or was there a plethora of misspelled words and grammatical errors in the document produced by Ms. Lexing-Powell. I just was wondering if grammer and punctuation has changed since I was in high school some 47 years ago …

    • Anonymous Says:

      I agree…should have had the Rev Dill and Leslie proof read for her…

      She uses Fy and FY for fiscal year

      This mark “,” is a comma…..a few are missing….

      I could go on and on….Back in the day, JHHS had some fine English teachers!

  3. anonymous Says:

    Can you please help me understand why you have all these payment schedules for unpaid balances that are approximately in excess of $150,000 yet you state under oath you have hundreds of thousands of dollars? Am I missing something here? Please help me understand it!

  4. JustMe Says:

    Oh My God. Forget the English! We’re not in school. We have a Town at stake. And, we NEED HELP!! Please somebody – do something positive. We cannot continue without help cremember Leslie’s words to the media – we uh gotta have another tax and we uh gotta go up on the rates. And, this is just the beginning. How much more are WE gonna have to give him?? It’s never going to be enough!

    • Anonymous Says:

      I agree to a certain extent. While “we are no longer in school,” that is certainly no reason to let common knowledge fall by the way side. Sure, it accomplishes about as much as bickering via the Internet. Mr. Fowler though IS on to something that would prove to be the most effective solution. I suggest the pen and paper should make it’s round in J’boro. Given the amount of passionate opponents of Leslie ( yourself included) that post via this site, I’m sure there a quite a few more out there. Plenty to collect enough signatures.

  5. anonymous Says:

    Tax increases will have to be VOTED ON BY ALL THE PEOPLE, not just the loyalists.

  6. Donald Marion Fowler Says:

    I’ve said it before, start a recall by gathering the necessary signatures and then have an election and vote the fool out of office. In 2007 the town of Jonesboro gave the wolf the keys to the sheep pen and now they regret it after seeing his incompetency. A recall is the only legal way to get him out of office. Get started Jonesboro or just shut up and live with the consequences for another 2+ years. Recall is the only way. Do it! Now!

    • JustMe Says:


    • Anonymous Says:

      Get the papers ready and I am sure you will start getting the signatures. Just say when and where and I will show up to sign!

      • Donald Marion Fowler Says:

        Anonymous, I was born in Hodge, later I lived in Jonesboro, and then I moved to San Antonio, Texas. I am concerned because I am a tax-paying property owner in Jonesboro and Jackson Parish. I could get a lot of signatures out here but they wouldn’t match up too well with Jonesboro’s voting rolls. The concerned citizens of Jonesboro will have to do the leg work or they could sit in front of Wal Mart with a big sign saying what they were doing and get legal signatures.

        • Anonymous Says:

          how stupid are you? the people of jboro elected him once and the people of jboro will elect him again. the people that are in jboro proper have what they want.

          • jboro proper Says:

            how stupid are you? the people of jboro may have elected him, but those same people are now fed up, the majority are sick and fed up and that will be the very same group that will turn out en masse to see that he never goes back into office, wait and watch in jboro proper.

          • Away Down Town in Jonesboro Says:

            I guess that is probably a fact but I would rather have a legal election just to see if the turd could be voted out of office. Anonymous, when he cuts a service for the town of Jonesboro, it is cut for blacks and whites alike. Unless you are on his list of idiots to receive money from stolen funds, then you are the stupid one for voting him back into office. No the people don’t have what they want; they want an honest mayor who does not practice croneyism and one that knows what he is doing to the town. Oh wait. He does know what he is doing to the town – milking it clean. I just guess that there are a lot of stupid people around you and they make you feel smart. Let me tell you an IQ of 48 is not much better than one of 38. It still takes two of you to pour piss out of a boot even with the directions on the sole of the boot.

          • sunrisesunset Says:

            Answer one question, please. Do you want him in office?

            • Away Down Town in Jonesboro Says:

              Emphatically NO!!!!

              • sunrisesunset Says:

                Away Down Town In Jonesboro:

                I know you are not supportive of ol’ Les. My question on 7-21 at 2:11 was for Anonymous on 7-20 @ 8:54 p.m.

                Sometime all the posting can get somewhat confusing at times as when I replied to his blog, it posted under your name.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Jonesboro is the new Gotham.

    You always fear what you do not understand.

    • Gotham Says:

      some things can’t be explained on a level that most could comprehend, ask the Legislative Auditor………trend setting record setting Jonesboro……..4 years without an audit……wooohooooo, what a record.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” ― Will Smith

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Check out Shanay news clip on Myarklamiss……it is about the racial issues in Jonesboro

    • Red Wilson Says:

      **********************BOYCOTT KTVE CHANNEL 10**********************

      until they can provide Unbiased reporting with Fair and Balanced information, BOYCOTT THEM!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I would be willing to bet that the mayor or Dill or both had a hand in supplying channel 10 with that video, because they are the ones always playing the race card. Remember he truly believes that is what is wrong, not the thousands of missing funds and 4 years of no opinion audits! Just remember people your vote counts every time!

    • Barbara S. Says:

      and your complaints to the management of KTVE count too. Call them at : 318-323-1972, let your voice be heard too, after all you have rights too.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Wonder if we will have an answer today from de Judge….here come de judge…here come de judge…maybe we need a little Flip Wilson!

  12. Anonymous Says:

    The town filed its Answer on Friday, July 6, 2912. Nice!!

  13. Donald Marion Fowler Says:

    A Note To The Dumb Ass Attorney Who Filed The Town’s Brief: Go check the state’s brief and learn how it is done professional. After all, aren’t you a PROFESSIONAL LAWYER?

  14. Anonymous Says:

    hey thompson i have a question for you i know you read this.i was my way to church this past sunday drove by city hall.your car was there along with a white car that had out of state tags and it was backed up right in front of the fron door with its trunk up! yall where loading box,s in the trunk so my question is mr.thompson what where you and the other guy loading up in the car?

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