9 News Investigators: local judge with shady business links?

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News partner WAFB’s Greg Meriwether, one of the 9 News Investigators, joined “A.M. BATON ROUGE” hosts Kevin & Bill to share his report on 19th Judicial District Court Judge Trudy Wells’ connections to a local electronic monitoring firm RHI. Judge White has, as a bail requirement, steered several dozen court defendants to be monitored by RHI – at a cost higher than competitors. RHI is operated by a family with whom Judge White is friendly. One of them was her re-election campaign chairman. Hear Meriwether lay it out on AMBR.


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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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