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PERKINS SUBPOENA, AND ANOTHER VIOLATION NOT ADDRESSED

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  • Elliott Stonecipher
Pictured:
  • Adrian Perkins

Thursday, May 2, 2019 … 3:02 P.M.

The subpoena to Mayor Adrian Perkins, about which I wrote on Tuesday, relates to a violation of state campaign finance law which I had specifically reported in my January 26, 2019 article.

Not yet addressed, however, by the Louisiana Board of Ethics / Ethics Administration, is the much more serious violation arising from Perkins’ home in Savanah, Georgia..

The violation of state campaign finance law which required a subpoena was the subject of a KSLA Television News report on Tuesday night (SEE link #1 below).

In my article three months ago (SEE link #2 below), I reported that violation …

… “One reported contribution – $4,500 from Kyle Bass of Texarkana, AR – was above the $2,500 contribution limit for a “district office” in any single reporting period. According to its website, Belt Construction, Inc., is a municipal utility contractor, and Bass is its President.”

According to KSLA, the $2,000 from Bass which is over the maximum allowed has been returned to him by Perkins.

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Throughout his campaign and time in office, Perkins has been strongly criticized for not owning a home in Shreveport, and thus not paying our property taxes as other property owners must.

In Perkins’ official documents necessary to run for mayor – his “Tier 2 Personal Financial Disclosure Statement,” which he personally signed and filed on July 25, 2018 – his “Schedule E” reported, as required, what he called a “rental” property in Chatham County, Georgia, with a stated value of “more than $100,000.”

Additional research found that Perkins had a Veterans Administration mortgage on that “rental” residence, and that he paid property taxes on it to that county tax assessor.

“Schedule I: Other Income” in that same report, however, failed to report any rental income paid to Perkins, regardless that the form includes this instruction:

“You are required to complete Schedule I if you or your spouse received any other type of income (includes any income from private source such as RENTAL INCOME that exceeded $1,000.)”

To read the report, click on this link – http://ethics.la.gov/PFDisclosure/DisclosureSearch.aspx– enter the mayor’s first and last name in the “Keyword Search” box, then click on his name when that page opens.

© 2019 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

1. KSLA Television: Stacey Cameron, Dominique Benn:
https://www.ksla.com/…/large-contribution-perkins-campaign…/

2. Elliott Stonecipher, January 26, 2019:
http://realshreveport.com/report-notable-questionable-perk…/

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Elliott Stonecipher

Elliott is a freelance contributor to RealShreveport.com and any other locally interested publications. Importantly, Elliott has several first-hand experiences in almost every aspect of the best and worst in local politics of Louisiana, particularly Northwest Louisiana. For several years and at great personal risk, Elliott has worked as a watchdog in local politics by writing and exposing numerous subjects that every other media outlet has refused to touch.

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