More facts from the motion to continue:
September 27th meeting: At this meeting Balducci paid Judge Lackey $20,000. During this meeting, “Judge Lackey suggests ‘if this is not Mr. Scruggs’ money, I don’t want a nickel of it’ and Balducci responds as follows: ‘I want you to know.. this is between me and you, and just between me and you… this is just between me and you… there ain’t another soul in the world that knows about this….'” Judge Lackey said: “I would think Mr. Scruggs would have to know something about it” and, the motion says Balducci stated “well, here’s how it works… there will come a time where I will sit him down in private and I will tell him that I’ve solved a problem for him.. that’s how that’ll work.”
Tim Balducci is one weird guy. This is beginning to make me think of Henry II and Thomas Becket. “And then, King Dickie said ‘Who will rid me of this troublesome arbitration issue,’ and Baron Balducci went out and right there in the cathedral, that is, chambers, slew the annoying arbitration issue.”
I think I’m getting a little punchy here and probably need a break.
Update: More from 9/27
Later in the conversation Judge Lackey mentioned, “Mr. Scruggs or Dickie or Dick whoever or whatever I should call him,” and, the motion says, Balducci responds “he is not even involved at that level, Judge… frankly he doesn’t even… like I said, the way this will work is I’ll just go to him at some point and say I have cured a problem that you had, and you need to recognize the problem that I have cured for you; that’s how it works…. He is not involved in a direct manner, doesn’t want to be doesn’t need to be… You take comfort in knowing this is between me and you; this doesn’t go any further than right here… “
And then Balducci told Judge Lackey about the horses head that P.L. Blake would arrange to turn up in Grady Tollison’s bed one morning. Just kidding, that’s all the interesting facts from the motion I notice right now, and I’m going to take a break. I’ll put the motion itself up later.