Saturday, August 1, 2015

D.A. getting desperate. PAC with mystery money dumps $22,000 on radio ads.

A political action committee supporting Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith popped up on July 28 and spent $22,000 on radio ads at urban radio stations in the Jackson area. Nsombi Lambright registered the Mississippi Safety and Justice PAC with the Secretary of State.  The PAC then went to WJMI, WKXI, and WOAD and dropped the $22,000 on radio buys.  The ads, schedules, and orders are posted below.

Nsombi Lambright was the Executive Director of the Mississippi Chapter of the ACLU for eight years.  She is currently the Director of Resource Development and Communications at the non-profit One Voice.  One Voice is known as the Derrick Johnson slush fund as it was busted two years ago for charities fraud. Executive Director Derrick Johnson lined his pockets and misused the charities funds.   Mr. Johnson is also the President of the Mississippi NAACP.  JJ reported in August 2013:

The Secretary of State cracked down on a Derrick Johnson charity.  It seems our head of the Mississippi NAACP is paid $120,000 a year to operate One Voice, a non-profit with the same address as the state NAACP.   Although One Voice is considered to be a charity or non-profit, in reality it is a slush fund as most of the money is spent on consultants, travel, and salaries.  Employees could sign checks made payable to themselves.  Debit cards were issued to officers.  $1.78 million a year makes for a nice little slush fund.

One Voice states its purpose is to "enhance civic engagement in the formation of public policy through leadership development, research support, training, and technical assistance for advocacy groups, associations, and community-based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for African-Americans and other disenfranchised communities."

The state said One Voice did not submit audited financial statements nor was it registered with the state as required by law.  The state also said One Voice tried to avoid submitting all records when they were requested. The state said One Voice paid for individuals to attend NAACP events in Los Angeles. It paid overdraft fees of $1,650.  It allowed officers to use ATM cards to withdraw cash from the company's bank account. One Voice even chipped in on a trip to Paris, France for an unnamed person.  Officers, directors, employees were allowed to sign checks made payable to themselves. Earlier post.
Kingfish note: So the ACLU, charity fraudsters, and criminal defense lawyers want to pick who runs the criminal justice system in Hinds County.  Nice.


Honest Answer Please said...

Honest question begs honest answer. Here goes: If they had placed an ad here with you, would you have posted what you just did?

Anonymous said...

More reasons for intelligent voters to vote for his opponent. Unfortunately "intelligent" voters are rather scarce in Jackson/Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

Every time I see a house with a Smith sign in front of it, I can't help but wonder if drug dealers live there.

Anonymous said...

The Hinds county that these people knew in the past is going away and they are trying everything to hold on to power.

Vote. Democrat primary- Alexander. It will do a lot more good than voting in the Republican primary....

Anonymous said...

Clarion-Ledger endorsing Stanley Alexander for District Attorney!

Anonymous said...

1:03 - drug dealers or crim-defense lawyers, apparently.

Honest Answer Please... said...

11:49 Waitin' on an answer.

Anonymous said...

Honest Answer, pound some sand. Really would like to see your sorry ass start your own gig but understand that at this point you are way too invested asking Kingfish to step up on a daily basis for a measure of his gravitas.

Since 2007 your sort has come and gone once they realized that their breadth and mass was extremely narrow and limited in comparison.

Best of luck going forward as you work to overcome your nagging deficiencies.

Anonymous said...

@11:49 & 6:36 There is one ad that I know of (blue bordered and white background) someone Kingfish has hit hard in this blog. I just don't believe he is swayed by fairly inexpensive ads when it comes to where a story takes him. Wondering why you do?

Anonymous said...

Bottom line Honest Answer is KF generally does more to try and help this metro area than any other news outlet...and in this case the current DA is a bad apple, incapable (hopefully, versus unwilling) to go after the criminals who wreak havoc on the city. Regardless of paid ads or not, it's time for a change and KF knows it like the rest of the good folks know.

Anonymous said...

Last three posts. Multiple choice question. Kingfish is posting three times. Kingfish is posting two times. Kingfish is posting one time.

Anonymous said...

Why they spent no money at WMPR?

Kingfish said...

Good question. That money was spent on the stations on Pear Orchard Road. A mailer went out. If they bought ads on WMPR, add more money. We are probably talking about at least $30,000 that was spent.

Anonymous said...

True/False August 2, 2015 at 8:05 PM = clueless


Kingfish said...

Yup. I only post under Kingfish. Period.

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