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Monday, October 16, 2017

Reference the Sunday Edition of the Decatur Daily, October 14, 2017

Decatur Industrial Development Board (IDB) may have conflict.

According to the Decatur Daily article referenced in our subject, a law professor at the University of Alabama said the IDB policy allowing industries that seek tax abatement to pay legal fees to the board's attorney is a conflict of interest.  Continuing on with the read we find that Barney Lovelace is right in the middle of the conflict of interest.  What a surprise.  The board which is appointed by the City Council has no funding and no banking account.  The company requesting board action is the only one paying for services to obtain an abatement.  Those fees are paid to Barney Lovelace.  The professor Ms. Hamill, specializes in ethics and tax law.

This process reeks of conflict of interest.  So what if the board members deny the abatement?  Does the client still have to pay the attorney, Barney Lovelace, for his work?  The answer is yes. 

Decatur Councilman Charles Kirby agrees with Ms. Hamill that the IDB process is in need of reform.   The Decatur City Council President Mr. Ard called for a review of the abatement process. 

The IDB was formed in 1963 and abatements were voted on by the Decatur City Council and the County Commission.  This all changed in 2005 when the abatements process was legally transferred to the IDB.  Mr. Ard, the City Council President, told the Decatur Daily that he believes the practice is legal however but he doesn't believe the IDB should represent both sides. We understand the legal transfer of power.  That is not the issue.  The issue in our opinion is that Lovelace is representing the company requesting the abatement because the must pay him for his services win or lose the abatement at the same time the company is submitting their paperwork to the company for approval yet it must go through the IDB attorney Barney Lovelace first.

It sounds like the fox is in the hen house in the abatement process and it appears that the City Council is looking for corrective actions even if it costs the City Council money.  Folks, people know this process is wrong and they are looking to fix it. 

 The bottom line is Barney Lovelace is the attorney for the IDB yet he takes money from the company seeking the abatement. Lovelace prepares legal documents for the company to be presented to the IDB.  Yet he denies representing the company.  If the company is required to pay Lovelace they are his client at the same time he represents the IDB as their attorney.  Those fees could be as much as $4,000.00 to $5,000.00 dollars.  Talk about a conflict of interest.  Lovelace reeks of conflict of interest in this case.  If we understand correctly Lovelace said that in some cases the companies attorneys prepare their client's legal documents.  Yet it appears that Lovelace still requires a fee for the review of the documents even though he is the legal representative for the IDB.  If anybody should be paying Lovelace it is the IDB since he is reviewing the documents for and on behalf of the IDB.  Catch 22.  The IDB has no bank account and no means of paying Lovelace as their attorney so the cost is levied back on the company.

At least one of the foxes in the hen house appears to be Lovelace who by appearance is representing both sides in the abatement process but is getting paid by the company who desires the abatement.  It sounds like the companies attorneys are not good enough to submit their legal documents directly to the IDB without the express approval of Lovelace.  Lovelace then puts on his other hat and revies the documents for the IDB at no cost to the IDB.  Sounds like a money-making machine for Barney Lovelace. 





42 comments:

  1. Yep, Barnes Lovelace is as ethical as it gets! This story and his shinning experience getting involved in and partaking in criminal conspiracy with Ana Franklin proves his unwavering integrity. Barnes has some deep pockets and no remorse for anything doesn’t he? These boards have little to worry about except finding a replacement for Barnes Lovelace. I am sure his law firm is proud of him. Why is he not the county attorney again?

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    1. Finally! I read all that crap waiting on you to somehow link this to the Sheriff, and you came through. She is obviously involved in this evil conspiracy with the IDB.

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    2. Dip shit she didn't say anything about the sheriff. This is about the sheriffs sorry ass attorney. Apparently you are so full of shit you can't read either. Love the glenda lover.

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  2. Off topic, but who was the Morgan County deputy in this video?

    http://whnt.com/2017/10/15/skate-castle-owner-responds-after-video-of-off-duty-deputy-handcuffing-minor-goes-viral/

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  3. His name has not gone public. I know many have looked into this. It is once again another example of only part of the story. The Deputy and the civilian assisting did a good job. Armchair quarterbacks can say what they want. Guy who claims to be prior law enforcement in Lawrence County can embarrass them more with his live Facebook hogwash. Endanger others or resist arrest or touch a law enforcement officer in a manner to attempt to assist in esacape or otherwise, you get what is coming. Parents defending their kids who act in a violent manner towards police are just enabling bad behavior. The deputy and officers acted appropriately given the options given to them. Being a out of control entitled juvenile is no excuse to getting physical with any law enforcement officer from any agency. Good job in a bad situation to the Deputy and the Good Samaritan who further helped. Her efforts only assisted to further prevent injury. Bad situation handled the best way possible based on the juveniles disobedience. Act like an out of control criminal and get treated like one. Kids behave and follow the rules. It’s sad a few mess it up for the rest of everyone. Can only hope the parents of these kids are disciplining these kids and not trying to get a payday they likely won’t get for their bad behaviors.

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    1. Just as others are assuming wrongdoing on the deputy, you're assuming he's justified.

      I know from personal experience Morgan County cops (plural) will lie to the people they encounter and lie on their reports.

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    2. They were taught that by our High and almighty sheriff...why no body cams?

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  4. "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

    Will stupid = Jail ? In this case it seems badges will be traded for prison attire.

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  5. Good evening Glenda you loser, been busy all day and haven’t had a chance to see how the afternoon rendezvous went. I hope you and Jeffreys enjoyed the cigar today. WHISTLEBLOWER LUV, PECAN CIRCLE, CHEAP CIGARS. Jeffreys you ole sly dog you.

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  6. What’s the significance of Pecan Circle?

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  7. These losers are comical and desperate at this point...Pecan Circle? Jeffreys? Cant wait to see what unfolds next.

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  8. Harold has a house on PECAN CIRCLE a/k/a the LOVE NEST. It’s the house that Jeffreys son Ben got the hell out of when he found out what a crook his dad was.

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    1. Can’t imagine how Private thinks this will get the Sheriff or themself out of the trouble that is coming. My guess is Private has figured out these people are some more to add to list of all that have rolled on the Sheriff and her thugs.

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  9. And we are supposed to believe a convicted felons? Try again...seems like yall are trying hard Private.

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    1. Sorry you have the wrong person again. I am not a felon. Nice try thou. WHISTLEBLOWER LUV, PECAN CIRCLE, CHEAP CIGARS!!!!

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  10. Why bring up all the cigar shit...whistleblower has never been there trust me. You spewing wrong info if obviously one of the thugs in trouble. Nobody buys that story anymore. Try something new

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  11. How do you know Glenda has never been there? And why should we trust you?

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    1. Trusting Anonymous is as crazy as trusting Ana.

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  12. LOSERS IN TROUBLE TRYING TO SAVE WHAT LITTLE ASS THEY HAVE LEFT!!!!!!

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  13. Glenda has not only been there, she has a remote to open the Garage I hear.

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  14. Seems logical we are dealing with some serious thugs in trouble. Don't trust any of them. They are dangerous

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  15. WOW what a tremendous leap forward today. Good job Blake Robinson maybe Bones will see the light soon also and make that trip across the river also. Pretty doubtful it will help but the effort may speed things up. Ziaja, Steenson, Blake and who will be next? Guess he really does want the LT bars. Maybe he thinks he can stay and get them when the new Sheriff comes in. NOT!!!!!!! Maybe that is what Private was busy doing today! Could “private” be Blake?

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  16. Glenda, don’t forget to call Jeffreys and tell him nighty night. WHISTLEBLOWER LUV, PECAN CIRCLE, CHEAP CIGARS!!!!!

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  17. Glenda, come out and play. You have gotten silent. Did the truth hurt your feelings? Poor thing. WHISTLEBLOWER LUV, PECAN CIRCLE, CHEAP CIGARS!!!

    Must be talking to the ole sly dog Jeffreys.

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  18. Who's the biggest thief? Barney, Anna or Greg?

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    1. I would have to say all the 3 stooges.

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  19. My husband has the LT bars until this corrupt Sheriff came into town. She devised a good plan...promised Bones to take over task force...this mess makes me sick to my stomach. We had to endure personnel review board hearings...Federal Court...TVA jobs lost because someone from MCSO lied and said he failed Lt. exam when there was no Lt. exam. I don't want to hear anyone whining. And trust me we don't want any comments from Ana or her thugs...we have been through way more than anyone knows.

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  20. Doug's best friend Zack testifying against him to save his own ass. Nobody had the balls to stand up...BS makes me ill.

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  21. Ana had her guys recording him before she took office. They kept telling him he needs to call her. He said nope she is not my Sheriff yet. I will when she is my Sheriff. Bones was at her swearing in right next to her. She knew exactly what she was going to to...lied and got away with it.

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  22. And in his entire time as Lt. over drug task force he only had to shoot 1 pit bull who was threatening an officer. We have been destroyed over this mess. Nobody will touch anyone our Sheriff fires. BS

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  23. Our daughter had to pay for a hotel room the 4th trip to Hollywood Al. (First 3 trips blood pressure too high) He swam before test. Passed. Got call 10 min later. Can you start Monday. Absolutely. Excited...happy...then 2 days later gets a call from TVA someone from MCSO lied and said he failed lt. exam...(no exam) was insubordinate in a court of law with her (he had never been to court with her)...Got away with it...corrupt attorneys...corrupt sheriff. We are OVER it.

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    1. People have gotten to the point in this county...as long as my ass is protected and I have a nice padded pocket book...I don't have a worry in the world. Nobody willing to stand up for what is right. She screwed my daughter out of a job because of Berzettes strong handling. When will people actually stand up to this mess. Time is up....money funneling over.

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    2. What is "strong handling"?

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    3. NothingButTheTruthOctober 17, 2017 at 9:33 PM

      So, what did your daughter do to get fired?

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  24. So if anyone of some substance has something to say...say it now. We have heard all the lies we can possibly stomach in a lifetime.

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  25. The unaccepted challenge was pretty good. Understand why Ana would not accept. Weed should be legal just like the casinos as far as she is concerned. She usually gets the good stuff. Maybe she could run saying her Deputies won’t make arrest for weed anymore.

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    1. Wonder if she grows her own on her Saraland estate?

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  26. Where did everyone go? Did the challenge of drug test and polygraph scare everyone away? All the silence caused by what? Did someone make everyone get quiet?

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    1. Ana.Franklin.For.Sheriff.2018October 17, 2017 at 9:30 PM

      Right here, just watching this shitshow of a blog. It's like a car crash, no matter how ugly and disgusting it is, you just can't stop looking.

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    2. It has been asserted here over and over that there was drug use and that we were lying. It seems we are accused of lying or delusional most when we bring up Saraland. This challenge was accepted concerning all of this. Hair and blood sample drug test and polygraph. Despite the spin and excuses of 70% accuracy, not admissible in court etc. I am willing and Glenda has said all along she could do something Ana and thugs can not, take and pass a polygraph exam. We all have skeletons in our closets. This is no excuse not to take a polygraph and drug test for me and Glenda. So call us a fool for agreeing to drug and polygraph exam. We have done exactly that. So Ana and Bones or Ana and Blake let’s talk about drugs, casinos, and Saraland, some keyloger and criminal conspiracy. Let’s talk about tax evasion. What would you like to talk about Ana or thugs? You can’t be prosecuted because of the findings so what do you have to loose?

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