Now, I don't know what powers the Clerk of the House has, but I'd wager that he doesn't have the power to cover this up all by himself. He doesn't have the power to make the ABI decide not to prosecute Lorenza Hooks after they saw him on video camera leaving the bag full of marijuana in an empty office. I'd bet he also doesn't have the power to make a Grand Jury return a 'no bill' when Lorenza Hooks was named as the shooter by the person who got shot. It could be that Greg Pappas was trying to help the guy keep his job, in which case, he would be a good guy in my book. For the record, I've only communicated with Greg Pappas on a couple of occasions when trying to set up a rally at the State House. He has a great radio announcer voice and seemed genuinely nice.
It appears, however, that Mr. Pappas violated some rules when he donated 80 of the 160 hours of leave time donated to Lorenza Hooks to keep him on the payroll even though he was suspended. According to the Montgomery Advertiser...
"Under Alabama Code 36-26-35.2, state employees are allowed to donate their accrued and unused annual sick or compensatory leave time to another state employee who has qualified for catastrophic sick leave or maternity leave."
There are other BIG, POWERFUL people involved in this....have to be.