According to testimony from Kent Lambert, a corporate lawyer with the Baker Donelson firm, St. Pierre wrote an email on Sept. 1, 2004, in which he said, "Kent, One last point, I'm mostly concerned about the legality and my exposure more than anything else."
Lambert told jurors it wasn't until August 2006 that he asked a colleague in his firm's Memphis office, Martha Crenshaw, to look at possible criminal exposure. That's because on July 25 of that year, a local blogger had posted an anonymous report that St. Pierre's company, Imagine Software, had a no-bid contract with Meffert's office and had provided the yacht, named Silicon Bayou, for Meffert to use.Lambert testified that St. Pierre came to him and expressed concern about the implications of the blog post. He also told him that Meffert was telling The Times-Picayune that the yacht was his.
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