Brent Tabacchi

How the Feds waste your tax dollars bilking you of more tax dollars

Note: This includes information gleaned from testimony in the trial, USA vs Higgins. It is not about the case. This story is about how the government spent a few million, to bilk tax payers with a scheme centered around a dishonorably discharged Army veteran and a fake business they set up. Michael E. Marshall said Read More

The problem with judges for life- national and local

There has been a lot of discussion about changing the rules for the United States Supreme Court where judges are given lifetime appointments. This was supposed to be a way to guarantee that they would act in the best interests of the law and country, as opposed to being engaged in partisan politics or being Read More

The Feds got coal for Christmas this year

Full disclosure: Brian Higgins is a friend and a sometimes client. Also- this is long, but so is the comedy of errors in this community. If you believe a jolly fat man from the North Pole, keeps a list of who’s naughty and nice, slides down your chimney, leaves gifts for your kids, and flies Read More

The charade of the “Culture of Corruption” trial- the Higgins matter

At 1:30pm today on the ninth floor of the Federal building in Judge Thomas Rose’s court room, a gallery of Higgins supporters sat and watched a Federal Prosecutor flail around for almost an hour- trying to corner an insurance expert into saying that Brian Higgins had committed mail fraud. There is only one problem, this Read More

Brian Higgins, public enemy number 1?

Full disclosure, I first met, and started to do work for Brian Higgins around 2010, when he opened the Sidebar, first in the 130 W. 2nd tower, and then in the old Pacchia location in the Oregon District. He is a fellow veteran, paratrooper, and one of my closest friends. That being said, I’m as Read More

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