Judge Broderick inherited a nest of conflicts involving JPMorgan and Facebook from Judge Carter
(Apr. 08, 2015)—Mark Zuckerberg’s and Facebook’s Gibson Dunn LLP attorneys, Orin S. Snyder and Alexander H. Southwell, were allowed to enter the U.S. v. Ceglia by the previous judge, Andrew L. Carter.
Synder and Southwell forced their way in as self-designated "victims" of a now debunked alleged fraud. New forensic evidence by the government's own Secret Service forensic lab proved last month that the Ceglia-Zuckerberg contract is genuine.
Zuckerberg & Gibson Dunn fraud nullifies Arcara judgment / debunks criminal action
In short, if the new evidence stands, then this means that it is Zuckerberg and Gibson Dunn LLP who have been committing fraud on the court for almost five years, not Ceglia.
A white collar criminal's modus operandi is often to accuse the target of the crimes he is committing. This forces the victim to prove a negative, e.g., "How long has it been since you stopped beating your wife?" These schemers have kept this plate spinning for five years—all through the Facebook IPO season.
Judge Carter & Gibson Dunn tainted this case on Jun. 26, 2014
Judge Carter tainted this case when he allowed Southwell and Snyder to enter the case on Jun. 26, 2014.
Southwell was simultaneously counsel to JPMorgan in U.S. v. JPMorgan et al in a $614 million mortgage fraud settlement with the U.S. government, as evidenced by Southwell's entry of appearance (Mar. 14, 2014) in that case just a few months before his entry in the Ceglia case. JPMorgan is a key Facebook underwriter and beneficiary.
However, Judge Carter failed to disclose his nine (9) financial holdings in JPMorgan. He also holds substantial investments in other notorious Facebook pre-IPO beneficiaries, including Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX) and Vanguard Funds.
Carter's and Southwell's common interests in JPMorgan meant that Carter was not impartial, in evident violation of Canons 2 and 3 of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges.
Canon 2: A judge should avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety in all activities.
Canon 3: A judge should perform the duties of the office fairly, impartially and diligently.
On Jan. 08, 2015, Carter withdrew inexplicably from the case. Judge Vernon S. Broderick was assigned.
Carter's withdrawal cannot undo the damage his JPMorgan conflict of interest with Gibson Dunn LLP's has done. The precedential U.S. Supreme Court case Tumey v. Ohio, 273 US 510 (1927) explains why a judge with a financial interest in one of the litigants taints the proceedings ("direct pecuniary interest in the outcome" and "motive to convict").
Southwell, Snyder, Gibson Dunn, Bharara, Holder and Arcara were all beneficiaries of the $614 million mortgage fraud settlement with JPMorgan
Eric H. Holder, as U.S. Attorney General, benefited from the $614 million Justice Department settlement with JPMorgan. Holder also holds up to $22.5 million in investments in in Fidelity, T. Rowe Price and Vanguard which are notoriously known Facebook investors. These funds also hold substantial amounts of JPMorgan stock. Therefore, Holders investments do not satisfy the so-called judicial "safe harbor" exemption, since the appearance of impropriety alone is audacious in its ignoring of long-standing ethics conflict of interest principles.
Judge Richard J. Arcara, the judge who proclaimed the Ceglia-Zuckerberg contract a forgery without even allowing Ceglia to conduct discovery, also holds four (4) JPMorgan investments, along with Fidelity (4 holdings), and the following Facebook IPO underwriters: Goldman Sachs (4 holdings), Bank of America (4 holdings), Citigroup (3 holdings), Wells Fargo (2 holdings) and Credit Suisse (1 holding). This is at least 22 reasons he made decisions favorable to Facebook. If he attempts to hide behind the so-called "safe harbor" exemption scam, that's just more proof he's a crook, we believe. Any reasonable person can see these investments required disclosure and recusal. Instead, he declared the contract a forgery without even having a government expert opinion. He took Facebook's hire-a-liar expert's word alone.
The same thing occured in Leader v. Facebook. Obama-nominee judge Leonard P. Stark affirmed a Facebook on-sale bar claim that he allowed them to add just three weeks before trial. He then blocked Leader from obtaining discovery on the new accusation. Leader proved infringement on 11 of 11 claims anyway. Facebook presented no expert testimony at trial (which is required to prove on-sale bar claims about computer source code), yet Stark ruled in Facebook's favor anyway. Leonard P. Stark also did not disclosue his substantial financial holdings in Facebook interests.
Carter and Holder are both invested in Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX)—the largest mutual fund in Facebook
Like Judge Carter, Eric H. Holder, Bharara's boss, is also a Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX) investor—the largest mutual fund in Facebook.
Koinky dink alert: The following judges in Leader Technologies v. Facebook also held and still hold Facebook Fidelity Contrafund.
- John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice (Supreme Court), a mentor to Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP;
- Kimberly A. Moore Circuit Judge (Federal Circuit Patent Court), a client of Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP;
- Evan J. Wallach, Circuit Judge (Federal Circuit Patent Court), a client of Thomas G. Hungar, Gibson Dunn LLP; and
- Stephen C. Siu, Patent Judge (Patent Office), former employee for IBM, vendor of 750 patents to Facebook two months before the Facebook IPO on May 22, 2012; Facebook insiders cashed out over $16 billion shares on Day 3 of the IPO, including Mark Zuckerberg and James W. Breyer, Accel Partners LLP (see Transcript), Zuckerberg's Harvard handler, along with former Harvard president, Lawrence "Larry" Summers.
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America's Digital future is sliding into the hands of these unscrupulous Men and their cronies—secretly financed by JPMorgan, IBM & the NSA
See AFI. (Mar. 16, 2015). People you trusted on now hijacking the cyber world. Findings of Fact, Timeline, Database. Americans For Innovation (HTML version). See also PDF version.
Fig. 10—Left to Right, Top to Bottom; U.S. v. Ceglia / Ceglia v. Zuckerberg (conflict threads in red).
- Eric H. Holder—U.S. Attorney General; Fidelity Contrafund investor—Facebook investor; IBM / The Eclipse Foundation / James P. Chandler adviser;
- Andrew L. Carter—U.S. Judge #1 in U.S. v. Ceglia; JPMorgan investor; Fidelity Contrafund investor; Chandler protégé;
- James P. Chandler—trade secrets and economic espionage advisor to FISA Court, NSA, Eric Holder, Justice Department, Snyder, Southwell, Gibson Dunn LLP; Fenwick & West LLP—Facebook's patent and securities attorney; co-founder of IBM / The Eclipse Foundation;
- Preetinder Bharara—U.S. Attorney in U.S. v. Ceglia; former Gibson Dunn LLP partner; JPMorgan beneficiary; Chandler protégé;
- Orin S. Snyder—Gibson Dunn LLP partner; Square, Inc. counsel (Harvard's Lawrence Summers director, mentor to Sheryl K. Sandberg, Facebook chief operating officer); Chandler protégé;
- Alexander Southwell—Gibson Dunn LLP partner; counsel to JPMorgan; Chandler protégé; and
- Richard J. Arcara—U.S. Judge in Ceglia v. Zuckerberg; JPMorgan investor; Facebook investor.
After Snyder’s openly arrogant letter to Judge Broderick last week, AFI investigators decided to learn more about these men. We quickly discovered substantial conflicts of interest with U.S. Attorney Preetinder “Preet” Bharara and the U.S. government, cited above.
Too connected for the good of the American judicial system
Snyder and Southwell are prime candidates for a new cause of action against uber-connected attorneys:
Banishment from the practice of law for we-cannot-help-but-be-corrupt insider trading and influence peddling. (Similar to the anti-trust breakup of a monopoly.)
In the Southern District Court of New York alone, Snyder is listed as attorney on 125 cases. Southwell is listed on 170 cases. At what point should such attorneys be banished from the practice of law?
Synder and Southwell, practically speaking, monopolize lower Manhattan legal activity in certain subject areas. Indeed, there comes a point with such individuals where they can no longer resist the temptation to abuse their knowledge of the weaknesses of our system of justice for themselves, their cronies and the highest bidder.
Facebook and JPMorgan must be paying them a pretty penny to tell their lies.
Incestuous government bias
Snyder is a former prosecutor and Southwell a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Bharara’s Southern District Court of New York (SDNY).
Snyder’s and Southwell’s former employment by the U.S. government disqualifies the government from permitting them to enter this case. This bias cannot be any more evident.
Such incestuous relationships among Snyder, Southwell and Bharara double down on the bias against Paul Ceglia, especially since Bharara formerly worked for Gibson Dunn LLP.
Snyder & Southwell False and Misleading Public Statements about the Ceglia matter
Orin S. Snyder’s Gibson Dunn biography referring to Ceglia v. Zuckerberg states: “Obtained expedited discovery that culminated in a dismissal of the action as a fraud on the federal courts.”
He does not disclose that Gibson Dunn LLP stonewalled the discovery and prevented Ceglia from being able to examine 28 Zuckerberg computer hard drives and Harvard emails to prepare his defense.
Snyder also does not disclose that Gibson Dunn concealed the existence of those drives in Leader v. Facebook.
Synder's assertions about Ceglia's alleged fraud on the court are now proven false by the government’s own Secret Service forensic analysis. Zuckerberg is the fraudster, not Ceglia.
Alexander H. Southwell’s Gibson Dunn LLP biography repeats the same Snyder false statements. He says he was instrumental in “developing evidence of spoliation of evidence and fraud” in the Ceglia case. This statement has now been discredited by the new Secret Service forensic report proving the contract to be genuine.
Was Southwell’s use of “developing evidence” a euphemistic deception for his work to fabricate evidence they used to frame Paul Ceglia? Evidently.
If Zuckerberg is innocent, then why the Gibson Dunn LLP "Punks with a Pen?"
Mr. Ceglia is certainly getting the attention of some of Manhattan’s most pernicious legal insiders.
Their body language and rapacious activity says it all.
One is reminded of Shakespeare's line in Hamlet (1602):
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”
Go Judge Broderick! True inventors and our Republic need you to do the right thing.
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