Reservoir Political Wrong-doing

Lake Front Property with Golf Courses for Retirement to be taken at Allen Parish Reservoir, Washington Parish Reservoir, and 6 others. Michael L.Thompson a campaign contributor on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco transition team, and
Rep. Francis C. Thompson may offer land speculation at Poverty Point Reservoir a Louisiana State Park.
La. seems to be in the Residential Real Estate Business.

Economic Development is used as a means of Political Wrongdoing.
A traveling Reservoir Salesman is going from parish to parish promoting
Economic Development Lakes for $100,000 a year per lake consulting fee.

The Salesman is Rep. Francis C. Thompson’s brother Michael L. Thompson
former Mayor of
Delhi, in real estate, and former business partner of Parish
Engineer Terry D. Denmon.

Thompson is so-called Reservoir governmental consultant for Allen,
Washington, Morehouse, Caldwell, and LaSalle parishes, and proposed
Reservoir projects in western Ouachita, Jackson, and Lincoln parishes.

Rep. Francis Thompson seems to be helping his brother and Lake building friend
Denmon of Denmon Engineering by creating Reservoirs in Richland, Ouachita,
Allen, Caldwell, Morehouse, promoting them in Washington, and other Parishes.
There was $41,975,000 approved for 12 new reservoirs in 2004.

Poverty Point Reservoir created 1992 by Rep. Francis Thompson, built by
Denmon with Michael Thompson as Director, and now director of Golf Course.

The keyed gate entry project began by Legislator Developers as private enterprise
has cost taxpayers $40 Million Dollars with $3.5 Million approved for 2005.

Rep. Thompson passed House Bill 1136 in 2001 allowing sale of land taken by
Eminent Domain to Third Party without first offering to sell back to original owner.

A 2002 Audit shows Taxpayers paid 1.2 million to develop the island lots
at Poverty Point Reservoir sold for $621,200 dollars.

Legislator Developer Thompson’s CYPRESS COVE AT POVERTY POINT-LLC, and
his next-door neighbor are realizing personal gain selling these Lakefront lots.

Audit also shows Taxpayers paid 2.2 Million for keyed gate entry private road.
Unbelievable, office protection system, or burgler alarm cost .3 million.

Are these lots the 26 pieces of property taken by Eminent Domain?
Misuse of Eminent Domain, taking homes for Lakefront lots, recreation and
Golf Courses is placing undue hardship on some for pleasure and gain of others.

Reservoirs will take churches, homes of old and poor, desecrate cemeteries,
destroy wildlife and endangered species, and collect mercury polluted water.

Brant L. Thompson, Francis Thompson son is on Poverty Point Commission.
Mike Thompson’s Commerce Industry Board position is also questionable.
Nepotism, Cronyism, conflicts of interest, and ethics violations seem to exist.

Is Denmon Engineering, always selected contractor, a possible violation
of open bidding law due to HCR60 by Francis Thompson in 2003?
Denmon, and Thompson both serve on Aquaculture Advisory Council.

Is Denmon Vice Chairman of Wildlife and Fisheries a conflict of interest
since they control the Scenic Streams, and Wildlife-Endangered Species?
Denmon’s Lake site selections are destroying wildlife he is supposed to protect.

OtherThompson Legislation, developers may set up Political subdivisions,
Economic Development Retirement Communities with Eminent Domain power
to take property, taxing exempt, use taxpayers money, and make a profit.
State owned Hotels & Condominiums are proposed for Poverty Point Lake.

Poverty Point is promoted as model lake producing 100 million gallons water a
month, and costing 26 Million Dollars. Did Denmon miscalculate the watershed?

The 2002 Audit shows .9 million for Pumping station, Wells, and Water intake.
DOTD well files show Poverty Point still uses 4 large-bore16-inch Groundwater
Wells of 17 Mississippi Alluvial aquifer Wells for water supply to the lake.
Does 2 pumps import water 60 miles from Lake Chicot, Lake Village Arkansas?

The 8 Million income comment by Mike Thompson in 2001 is questionable,
not finished or opened until 2002. Audit states lake has 2 employees.

Lakes may create some temporary construction, and a few minimum wage jobs.
No studies done, and Lake Providence Poorest Place In America is an
example that Lakes provide no Economic Development, or lasting jobs.
Some officials seem to be interested in their own Economic Development.

By any means necessary, Lake is built, or not, Michael Thompson receives
money for project duration. Denmon receives $800,000 for site selection report.
It seems Denmon, Thompson, and Legislator Developers are continuing year
after year to create more Reservoirs to receive and waste taxpayer’s money.

Rep. Francis Thompson is in real estate as MACON RIDGE DEVELOPMENT,LLC.
Article Phantom Riches about Thompson's businees partner Lev Dawson: says,
"They're crooks and swindlers." Dawson also owns Dawson Farms.

Moon Griffon of KMLB talk radio boldly speaks on Political Wrong Doing.
Moon was threatened to stop talking about Lakes and Reservoirs, but
Moon is digging in, and continues talking about Reservoir Rage & Nasty Threats.

Chad Rogers of thedeadpelican.com La News And Politics is writing articles
on his website, and also talking about Reservoir wrong doing on WJBO Radio.

Is Rep. Francis C.Thompson in violation of Louisiana State Constitution?
Legislative office is a public trust, and every effort to realize personal gain
through official conduct is a violation of that trust.

Unchristian taking of homes, churches, and desecration of cemeteries is a travesty.
Should old and poor suffer to build wealthy Lakefront retirement communities?
Should taxpayers spend $40 to $50 million a lake to make developers wealthy?

These great Real Estate deals are currently being brought to you by our
Economic Development Policy, and the use of our Taxpayer's money.
Come and live in Louisiana, where your Property Rights are respected?

This may seem to be Politics as usual in the State of Louisiana.
Let us investigate this matter so it doesn't soil the image of our great state.




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