Judge Andrew L. Carter failed to disclose his and Attorney General Eric Holder’s Facebook holdings
Attorney General Eric H. Holder stepped into the middle of this case after a blistering deposition of Facebook's forensic experts by Ceglia's attorney in Ceglia's civil case against Zuckerberg. This obstruction prevented Ceglia's attorneys from having access to Zuckerberg's 28 Harvard hard drives and emails from the critical 2003-2004 period in question in the case. This is a egregious abuse of due process.
On Jul. 22, 2014, Judge Carter also blocked access to Zuckerberg's hard drives so that Ceglia could build his defenses. Notably, these hard drives have been protected by every judge in whose court they have been the subject of discovery. Also notably, every judge who has blocked access holds stock in substantial Facebook interests, yet has not recused himself/herself. Photo: WLCJ.
(Jul. 29, 2014)—On Jul. 22, 2014 Reuters reported that Mark Zuckerberg will be called to testify in U.S. v. Paul Ceglia. Whether he turns out to be the key witness for Paul Ceglia or the government remains to be seen. Readers are encouraged to read the Reuters coverage for background.
At the July 22nd hearing before District Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr., the judge denied Ceglia’s request for warrants to be able to review Zuckerberg 2003-2004 Harvard computer hard drives, emails, cell phone, email and bank account information. But these materials are directly relevant to the government accusations. Ironically, judges have allowed government and Facebook lawyers to practically ransack the same information from Ceglia.
Click here to read the arguments made by Ceglia’s lawyers to be given access to Zuckerberg’s information.
Click here to view the U.S. v. Ceglia docket.
Judge Andrew L. Carter’s Massive Facebook Conflicts of Interest
Sensing conflicts, AFI investigators began analyzing the background of Judge Andrew L. Carter. Here’s a now all too familiar pattern telegraphing control of Judge Carter by the Facebook Cartel:
- Judge Carter is another Harvard graduate (1994).
- Judge Carter was placed by President Obama in the Southern District of New York district court (2011) with U.S. Attorney Preetinder “Preet” Bharara, the prosecutor assigned to the Ceglia case, another Harvard graduate (1990).
- Judge Carter holds up to $1,230,000 investments in at least 60 stocks in Facebook interests, three of which, Fidelity (3) and Vanguard (3) hold Facebook stock directly, not even through nested shells. Carter also has numerous holdings in Facebook's underwriters Goldman Sachs (3), JP Morgan (10), Morgan Stanley (4), and BlackRock (3).
- Judge Carter holds Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX), along with Eric Holder and three Leader v. Facebook judges (John Roberts, Kimberly Moore and Evan Wallach). Contrafund holdings in Facebook may top $1 billion. Holder and Carter will benefit handsomely from decisions favorable to Facebook.
- Judge Carter refused to allow access to Zuckerberg’s 2003-2004 emails and hard drives, even after Facebook’s own forensic experts, Bryan J. Rose and Michael F. McGowan, admitted that they contained information important to Ceglia’s defenses. See Rose deposition; McGowan deposition.
- Facebook’s attorney in the Ceglia case, Gibson Dunn LLP, was also Facebook’s attorney in Leader v. Facebook. Even though Gibson Dunn had custody of the Zuckerberg hard drives, they lied to the court and said they were lost. However, they magically produced them just two days after the appeals ruling in Facebook’s favor.
- U.S. Attorney Preetinder “Preet” Bharara who is prosecuting Ceglia used to work for Gibson Dunn LLP, Facebook’s attorney in the case, but has refused to disqualify himself.
- Judge Andrew L. Carter holds large amounts of Facebook interests, yet also has failed to recuse himself.
Eric H. Holder and his U.S. Department of Justice minions are ignoring Paul Ceglia’s fundamental Constitutional rights in order to protect Facebook and the personal financial, political and commercial interests of his cronies.
All too sad for our republic. All too familiar.
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