I have been reading a bit about the land aquisition in the LSU/VA footprint. The name Pincus Freidman comes up but trying to research him is a seeming dead end. This “is”:http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/pincus-freidman.asp?cycle=08 about all you can find in a regular Google search. Perhaps he is the “Keyser Soze”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyser_S%C3%B6ze of real estate. It seems that someone heavily involved in real estate would have left an internet trail.
In the meanwhile “Indy media”:http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2008/12/13396.php has put together some analysis.