“White collar criminal defenders” attempt to defend Prenda’s scam artists. Surfacing of a new evidence of others’ identity misappropriation by Prenda

Posted: December 21, 2012 by SJD in Prenda, Sunlust fiasco
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Previous coverage on Sunlust Pictures, LLC v. Nguyen (FLMD 12-cv-01685):

 

Yesterday I broke the news that Prenda gang hired an outside law firm to prevent (or rather to slowdown) scam artists’ inevitable downfall. At the time of the writing, I was not aware that on the same day (yesterday) two important events happened.

 

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On 12/20/2012 “White collar crime defenders” filed an opposition to Syfert’s motion. What can I say? Professional weaselness is apparent. They are good lawyers. Good fantasy skills. Yet because Steele’s gang is so deep in the excrements of its own production, I doubt that even a star lawyer can salvage the situation. The part aimed at explaining why Mr. Steele wife’s info ended up in the metadata is ridiculous and ironic. This days and age no one “inherits” someone’s computer with all the software installed. Note that in the unlikely case of “inheriting” a computer full of software, there would definitely be at least a couple of license violations, because many products are licensed to a user, not a computer. By the way, I would check the particular software used in creation of the PDF documents — its license agreement in particular. It would be a lot of fun to find out that the prominent “anti-piracy” law firm uses illegally obtained software. Moreover, the opposition’s attempt to discredit the accusation in Steele’s misappropriation of others’ identities is flushed down the toilet by Wasinger’s motion (see below).

Also, the skeletons of Mr. Syfert’s self-help forms were unearthed and dusted. Graham’s “personal alimony” towards an undeniably evil man is presented as a basis for a “bad faith purpose.” Any reasonable person, after spending an hour researching, would agree that Mr. Syfert should be commended for his work, targeted to stop the brazen abuse of the judicial system by Prenda and other scam artists; the abuse that gives bad names to all the attorneys, including those employed by Kynes, Markman & Felman.

Read the opposition and make your own conclusions. I only want to note that the entire document would look plausible if not for this blog’s readers’ extensive knowledge of Prenda/Steele’s shenanigans that are overwhelmingly documented in many places. As I wrote to Katherine Yanes yesterday, this is not a usual case with a handful of spectators: thousands are watching, and every spectator has a much better knowledge of Prenda’s history than the law firm it hired. With this knowledge, this document is just a nice fiction story, an amusing read, nothing more. I’m sure that, due to her long professional career, Judge Scriven is capable of telling made-up stories from real ones.

Don’t miss the exhibits — a full-blown assault on Graham Syfert by Prenda crooks (in addition to outright lies).

Apparently, Graham is Prenda’s mega-enemy, and it is not a surprise that so much effort is being put in discrediting him. Messing with a Mafioso racket bears its costs.

 

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On the same day another document (embedded below) was filed: Matthew Wasinger’s Urgent renewed motion for withdrawal as a local counsel for Prenda. This document contains pretty damning accusations. Read and pay attention to yet another confirmation of Prenda’s abuse practice: how using others’ identity is not a big deal. Note that the super-scandal “Coopergate” was not brought to the attention of the judge, but if an outside law firm continues to defend indefensible, I’m sure that this scandal will surface in her courtroom.

As a reader Sausages nicely put it,

#11 & #12 explains why they retained third part representation — they (Steele) tried to once again write a motion and strongarm Mr. Wasinger into signing it with his electronic signature without seeking permission.

Pretty funny you have all these wordy lengthy oppositions filed by the third party saying how all this is a sham and Syfert is an extortionist, then the local guy they hired (who I really feel for now and is trying to back out of it to not ruin his career) drops this kind of bomb saying they tried to commit fraud once again and incidentally backs up Mr. Syfert’s assertion that Prenda often submits documents with other peoples signatures without permission (which the opposition motion filed by the third party lawfirm tries to discredit).

Comedy!


Don’t miss the exhibits: A and B (email correspondence). A lot of crookery to scrutinize.

I know another attorney whose identity was misappropriated by Steele, but that attorney decided to wash his hands and put this issue behind him. While I respect his decision, Mr. Wasinger’s courage in defending his dignity, while he is facing legal and other threats, is much-much more admirable.

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  2. That Anonymous Dude says:

    I find it, well, beyond ironic that the “explanation” behind metadata identifying the computer that created that document was owned by Kerry Steele is that John “inherited” the computer. Well, every time I’ve bought a license for a piece of software, the license is in MY name and is non-transferable. NOT in my computer’s name. So, either “The Pirate Slayer” is lying to his counsel (no surprise there) but is still committing a crime/tortious act, or he’s lying to his counsel and he really did use his wife’s computer to create that one document in particular and likely MANY more. Welcome to Hell, John. Enjoy your eternal stay :)

  3. Sausages says:

    when one takes in mind that anyone can write a document in someone else first person and then say they “said they would sign it” as evidence and then compare the “evidence” of Syferts bad faith that “Torres agreed to sign but never did” and further compare it to the transcript from the hearing and Mr. Wasingers corroboration of their corruption in the unauthorized signature block and statement that he can “trust no one from Prenda” I have no doubt the Judge will see right through this.. It’s obvious to even a third party not present at the motions or privy to insider details.

  4. Johnny Doe says:

    Check out Exhibit A of Gibbs’s declaration. If Steele isn’t part of the case, why was it BCCed to him? Why was it BCCed to Paul Hansmeier? Why does Steele have a 6881forensics.com email address? This whole thing is so amazingly fucked up!

    • Sausages says:

      Noticed that too, everyones doing this fake “Whaaaaa? A party to this lawsuit? Whaaaa me?! whaaaa??” and every scrap of very carefully selected email they dig up to ‘prove’ bad faith on opposing councils side contains proof that they are working together, counsiling each other, and are all connected. Stupid Fucks.

    • That Anonymous Dude says:

      Why would Steele even need counsel if he’s completely unaffiliated with Prenda? Why does he communicate with Prenda employees when he has no affiliation with them? His lies are catching up to him. Wasinger got duped, he doesn’t wanna railroad his entire career, it’s not like he’s turning on his friends. More power to him.

      Another question I’ve had for the better part of a year, where the fuck is 6881 Forensics, LLC located anyway? Dun & Bradstreet (which financial institutions use to research private companies for credit decisions, among other things) has NO RECORD of that entity’s existence. Nor does the State of Illinois, State of Minnesota, or State of Florida. I’m not going through all 50 states and territories looking for this fucking business but based on what I haven’t found, 6881 Forensics, LLC does not exist. It’s a domain name, sure, but the legal entity? Fictitious, pure bullshit. If that is in fact the case, any filings by Hansmeier (and ANY Prenda attorney) referring to 6881 Forensics, LLC being a legal entity are perjury since there is no legal entity by that name. That’s a fucking shitload of documents…thousands, tens of thousands probably. Especially Hansmeier’s declarations, they’d all be thrown out because (assuming the firm doesn’t even exist), he’s declaring under penalty of perjury that he’s the owner of a firm that does not even exist. God would that be funny as shit to see Hansmeier get popped for (insert number of lawsuits where he’s filed a declaration, hundreds, maybe quad-digits) counts of perjury.

      This is one giant clusterfuck and each time they try to cover their asses, it just makes it worse. They’ve dug themselves a hole they can’t get out of, compounding lies is just a bad idea. Is a long stint in a federal “fuck me in the ass” prison their endgame? One would be led to believe so based on their latest antics.

      • Singular Doe says:

        I’m wondering if 6881 is going to turn out to be another firm based out of St. Kitts and Nevis. One thing that I find interesting is that email provides a clue how the money gets to Steele and Paul Hansmeier. Sure, they may have no formal financial interest in Prenda, but they collect a (most likely over-sized) fee on every lead provided.

      • Raul says:

        The biggest problem for Syfert is knowing where to begin with this barrage of bullshit. I wish him the best of luck even though he will not need it.

  5. The Tod says:

    This snow ball must be rolling down hill!

    • Anonymous says:

      John’s affidavit is great. If the judge saw through straight their BS when they weren’t even expecting it, I don’t think she is going to take John’s BS at face value, especially if Graham doubles-down and picks their claims apart.

      I love how John asserts an IP address is good enough to find someone guilty, but documents that came from a computer with his wife’s name on it aren’t the least bit suspicious. I wonder if she was even on the payroll at any of his firms. Even if she worked in the office, why would the computer be set up with her name and not the firm’s or one of the firm’s principals? Don’t tell me she was the IT guy, this reeks of John working behind the scenes for Prenda from a home office computer.

      Do we know who Peter Olson is? John’s affidavit claims that he purchased the successor firm to Steele Law, which became Steele | Hansmeier which become Prenda. Then he claims that Paul Duffy opened Prenda law in the same office… So Steele sold his lawfirm (which was Prenda’s predecessor) to one guy, but then Duffy opened Prenda (which is also a successor firm) in the same office? If this is making my head spin, I suspect it will have the same affect on Judge Scriven’s.

      John conveniently neglects to mention he had to sign an affidavit stating he understood practicing law without a license in Florida is a crime, and that he wouldn’t do it again after Seyfert filed a bar complaint… I’m sure Graham hasn’t forgotten that. I wonder if John mentioned that to his defense team.

      Another nice one is claiming that he drove to Tampa with Lutz, then in the courtroom he was whispering to Lutz to let Lutz know he was there… Because Mark obviously couldn’t figure that out after driving Steele there? ROFL, how stupid does this guy think people are? Graham will have a field day with this garbage!

      He has known Duffy since law school, but he graduated from University of Minnesota in 2006 while Duffy graduated from DePaul in 1992? Perhaps chronologically speaking it is true that John met Duffy while he was a law student, but it seems unlikely that they are “friends from school” in the way everyone else in the world uses the term. Does he think there will be no follow-up questions regarding these claims?

      The problem with thinking you are smarter than everyone else is that when you finally run into people smarter than you, you look like a really huge idiot while all the backlog of lying and scheming suddenly comes due. Time’s up for Prenda, the last few weeks I’ve been busy buying bigger and bigger tubs of popcorn but they outdo themselves every time I think I’m set.

      • SJD says:

        Peter Olson is a Chicago attorney, knows Duffy and Steele for some time. They represented each other in numerous local lawsuits / divorces / foreclosures. When I find time, I’ll compile a list of these lawsuits. A low priority for me now.

        Note that in the following video Peter Olson does not talk about “purchase” but “merger”:

         

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        John has put himself in a bind. He stated in open court that an IP is not sufficient to identify an “infringer.” So, what is it, John? Does an IP = an infinger or does an IP LEAD to an infringer? He’s stated both.

        Steele may have signed an affidavit to not practice law in Florida but he has been de facto practicing law for the past year, likely using Prenda attorneys’ CM/ECF logins/passwords to file documents in cases. Gibbs and Duffy have been doing the same. Contact info for local FL counsels was Gibbs’ phone and email, Duffy was issuing subpoenas out of ILND and DCD for cases in FLSD, signing that he’s counsel of record for the cases…when he was definitely not.

        No way could Steele and Duffy have known each other in law school. I don’t know how these two scumbags got linked up but it definitely wasn’t in law school, 14 years apart? Come on how stupid do they think Scriven is anyway?

        They have NO SCHOOLS in common, no overlap, nothing. They cannot, as in impossible, be friends from school. Duffy has a BS in chemistry from Elmhurst College in 1981, allegedly got his MBA from Loyola in 1987 (I can’t find any record, forgot to ask a Loyola MBA Alum to check into it for me but I can), and his JD from DePaul in 1992.

        Then we have John Lawrence Steele…that piece of shit deserves a separate paragraph. He got his BA in history from Georgetown (cum laude…I’d be impressed if he graduated cum laude with a major like math, biology, accountancy, finance….). JD from University of Minnesota, admitted to the IL Bar in 2007.
        I found his “new” LinkedIn profile. Nickname is “thepirateslayer”…

        http://www.linkedin.com/in/thepirateslayer

        His current job:
        “Of Counsel
        Various Law Firms
        November 2011 – Present (1 year 2 months) Everywhere
        If you are reading this, you probably know exactly what I do. ”
        Yeah, we know what you do…fucking hubris-addled asshat.

        Under skills and expertise….
        “Catching those who steal copyrighted works and basketball”

        Steele is a narcissist, plain and simple. He truly believes he’s more intelligent than EVERYONE here. Unfortunately, he is not. He may be more intelligent than 99% of the people here (for the sake of argument), but that other 1% will skewer his ass. There is a 0% chance he is more intelligent than a massive community such as this, when we collaborate. But he can keep digging his hole to China, I don’t care, just disbarment, sanctions, and prison time in his future.

        • SJD says:

          > Catching those who steal copyrighted works and basketball

          According to the rules of English language, he is “catching those who steal basketball.” Right.

        • That Anonymous Dude says:

          We’re all intimately aware of John’s grasp on the English language. By “grasp” I mean “he’s holding onto a ledge by his fingertips” which begs the question, how did he make it through Georgetown or any four-year institution and then law school, any law school? His grammar skills are comparable to that of a fourth-grader which is evident when he confuses “you’re” with “your” and “they’re” with “their.”

          I love how he states that he’s employed “Everywhere” as in “The All Seeing Eye” or whatever that Twitter nickname was. I seem to remember asking him if he finally admits to being an asshole haha.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    As we contemplate the turmoil of Prenda’s endeavor
    one must question how does one spell Webber?
    With two B’s or one, its perfectly clear
    that something is quite messed up right here
    Signed “from india” on a still Mumbai evening
    by a man in a panic, who lacked good reasoning

    An Indian sunset that paints the sky red
    also woke John Steele from his bed
    With fault, he looked at what was prepared
    he considered right courses but then he got scared

    “Easier just done, than delivering bad news.”
    said the head of the man, who still stank of booze
    He took up the pen and with a swish and a swatch
    created a new mess for all to watch

    “Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Gibbs! Provide me with proof!”
    “But all I have John, Torres won’t execute”
    “Give me the e-mail, where you setup the plan,
    for Torres to complain about that stupid man.”
    “I already have, John, to where we split funds”
    “But, I need your account, Gibbs, to hide 6881’s”

    Finishing up, the narcissist thought
    ruining Syfert! Best revenge ever bought.
    “Details aside, it’s a pretty good job.”
    Said the head of the man, who thinks he’s the mob

    “One more e-mail, I forgot and overlooked.”
    “And if I include it, Graham’s goose is cooked”
    “No time to bother the rest of those wussys”
    Open my inbox, search for pocket pussies
    “But my name’s at the top!” Whatever shall I do?”
    Print a copy, make a copy, mixing white with some glue

    A bird on the internet, who records conversations
    says both Leone and Weber were in the nation
    So again we return to the man with two B’s
    Light as a feather, brushed away by a breeze
    Mumbai and Miami, they both have no P’s
    But that’s no excuse for lying with ease

    • Raul says:

      Bravo! *slow but thunderous claps*

    • Irritated Troll Hater says:

      That is F’N brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so speechless. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s amazing. If anyone doubts Prenda is messing with the wrong people, this just goes to show they have made enemies way above their own intelligence and craftiness.

      That said, in case anyone missed it, and I did the first time because I am not familiar with Daniel Weber and Sunny Leone, (or is it Daniel Webber and Sonny Leone?) this ballad contains a damning observation of Prenda’s bumbling nature.

      Sunny Leone’s husband is Daniel Weber, yet Prenda’s filing contains a supposedly singed declaration from a Daniel Webber, with two B’s. So now we are supposed to believe that Prenda can’t even spell the names of their clients (well, I guess we HAVE to believe that because Steele botched Sunny’s name in the transcript and they filed a document with Weber’s name misspelled). We are also supposed to believe that Mr. Web(b)er actually read this document without noticing his name was misspelled, then signed it and allowed it to be filed under penalty of perjury? How stupid is this guy? I tried searching the California Secretary of State’s website to see if I could find a sample of Weber’s signature on any documents Sunlust has filed with the state to compare, but didn’t have any luck. Not my area of expertise though.

      These guys can’t even get the most basic details right when their asses are on the line, this is just freaking unbelievable. I wonder what their new defense team is thinking as they come to realize what a bunch of stooges they have for clients? They are probably going to end up laughing all the way to the bank as Steele and Gibbs and Lutz and Duffy and co’s own idiocy keeps wracking up the legal bills. Too bad they have all that extorted money to pay them with though.

    • Anonymous says:

      If anyone doubts Prenda is messing with the wrong people, this just goes to show they have made enemies way above their own intelligence and craftiness.

      That said, in case anyone missed it, and I did the first time because I am not familiar with Daniel Weber and Sunny Leone, (or is it Daniel Webber and Sonny Leone?) this ballad contains a damning observation of Prenda’s bumbling nature.

      Sunny Leone’s husband is Daniel Weber, yet Prenda’s filing contains a supposedly singed declaration from a Daniel Webber, with two B’s. So now we are supposed to believe that Prenda can’t even spell the names of their clients (well, I guess we HAVE to believe that because Steele botched Sunny’s name in the transcript and they filed a document with Weber’s name misspelled). We are also supposed to believe that Mr. Web(b)er actually read this document without noticing his name was misspelled, then signed it and allowed it to be filed under penalty of perjury? How stupid is this guy? I tried searching the California Secretary of State’s website to see if I could find a sample of Weber’s signature on any documents Sunlust has filed with the state to compare, but didn’t have any luck. Not my area of expertise though.

      These guys can’t even get the most basic details right when their asses are on the line, this is just freaking unbelievable. I wonder what their new defense team is thinking as they come to realize what a bunch of stooges they have for clients? They are probably going to end up laughing all the way to the bank as Steele and Gibbs and Lutz and Duffy and co’s own idiocy keeps wracking up the legal bills. Too bad they have all that extorted money to pay them with though.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s amazing. If anyone doubts Prenda is messing with the wrong people, this goes to show they have made enemies far above their own intelligence and craftiness.

      That said, in case anyone missed it, and I did the first time because I am not familiar with Daniel Weber and Sunny Leone, (or is it Daniel Webber and Sonny Leone?) this ballad contains a damning observation of Prenda’s bumbling nature.

      Sunlust Pictures’ managing member is named Daniel Weber, yet Prenda’s filing contains a supposedly singed declaration from a Daniel Webber, with two B’s. So now we are supposed to believe that Prenda can’t even spell the names of their clients (well, I guess we HAVE to believe that because Steele botched Sunny’s name in the transcript and they filed a document with Weber’s name misspelled). We are also supposed to believe that Mr. Web(b)er actually read this document without noticing his name was misspelled, then signed it and allowed it to be filed under penalty of perjury? How stupid is this guy? I tried searching the California Secretary of State’s website to see if I could find a sample of Weber’s signature on any documents Sunlust has filed with the state to compare, but didn’t have any luck. Not my area of expertise though.

      These guys can’t even get the most basic details right when their asses are on the line, this is just freaking unbelievable. I wonder what their new defense team is thinking as they come to realize what a bunch of stooges they have for clients? They are probably going to end up laughing all the way to the bank as Steele and Gibbs and Lutz and Duffy and co’s own idiocy keeps wracking up the legal bills. Too bad they have all that extorted money to pay them with though.

  10. that anonymous coward says:

    One itty bitty little problem with the filing. The white collar kids lied to the court.

    “Prenda Law is an intellectual property law firm”
    Prenda Law LLC. is not a law firm, as they are not in good standing so they no longer are anything.
    I can call a box a buick, it doesn’t make it a car.
    Maybe lying to the lawyers representing you about the status of your abandoned company name is not a good plan.

    • Irritated Troll Hater says:

      I agree. In the previous article, I brought up the fact that Kynes, Markman & Felman stated they are representing Prenda Law though they had already changed their name. And, that they are representing Steele who claims he does not work for Prenda. It seems as though this firm defending Prenda has no idea exactly who they are dealing with. There are a lot of lies and BS in their filing. I would not be surprised one bit if this firm read the motions that were filed in the case, had conversations with Steele, Lutz and Gibbs, and went from there. I even bet they did not even talk to Duffy at all. All they did was repeat already known knowledge of why Duffy was not at the hearing. Also, with Prenda faking electronic signatures, how does anyone know that the declaration of Webber isn’t false? The signature could be suspect, and I could be wrong. It’s easy to type in India as well. Most likely Gibbs or Lutz already had a declaration on their computer, changed a few words, emailed it to Webber who read it and signed it, then faxed it back.

      Also note that on page 14 of their filing, they blast Mr. Torres. They basically call him incompetent. Mr. Torres being confused is of no surprise if he was… he most likely wasn’t privy to certain info and was flying blind. Prenda whispering in his ear and hiding in the shadows and letting their guy fall is in typical Prenda fashion to cover their ass from any trouble. Then later in the file, they blast Mr. Syfert. They are going off of what Steele has told them most likely. Has this firm ever dealt with Mr. Syfert? In their file, they cut up the emails from Syfert and made it look bad. Yet, if you read the full emails, you get a different picture.

      Anonymous brought up that Lutz and Steele drove to Tampa. Those were Steele’s words. If the firm fighting for Steele and Prenda, ignore that statement, all I can say is, I hope they have a good argument. Prenda is going down fast and they are gonna take a firm down with them. Kynes, Markman & Felman are in deep. They are putting their reputation on the line for a very shady group. One more thing…… Prenda doesn’t want to lose money by paying for sanctions against them. Yet, they are willing to pay a firm to represent them (losing money), and if they still lose and pay sanctions, they STILL LOSE MONEY!! Also, if they were to win and not pay sanctions, they don’t gain any money and they still lose money by paying the lawyers. I’m done now, pressure off my brain and chest………. shit….. i need to get more popcorn and join party.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well, Web(b)er probably didn’t read the document he supposedly signed under penalty of perjury, because if he had he would have noticed they spelled his name Daniel Webber, with two Bs, when it is actually spelled Weber with one B. This is what the first part of the above-posted epic ballad about Prenda’s predicament alluded to.

        I think we have to assume that the firm defending Prenda has absolutely no idea who they are and how widespread their shenanigans are. I would guess that in spite of Steele’s usual propensity to brag, for example to the property manager whose identity he stole, the Prenda stooges are telling these guys as little as they need to know.

        I would expect in this day and age that any lawyer taking a client would google them, just like employers do, to get an idea of what they are dealing with. But if Felman had done that he would have found some clue as to just how prolific a set of scamsters he was taking on and may have at least adjusted his fees and strategy accordingly. I don’t necessarily think anyone would turn Prenda down outright, our system gives everyone the right to a defense and it is a defense attorney’s job to defend the indefensible, but I suppose there would be some point where a lawyer/firm realized they were just fighting a losing battle that will make them look just as foolish as their stupid client.

        Has anyone tried sending them links to this site, for example? Or some choice rulings in Prenda’s cases that refer to their fraud, extortion, etc.? Or how about the transcript from the earlier hearing in the very case Felman is currently defending!?

        • Anonymous says:

          Webbbber perjures himself when he states Mark Lutz is “a person knowledgeable about Sunlust and having worked on our matters for some time.” The same Mark Lutz that could not identify the president, vice president, secretary or owner of the company according to the transcript of an earlier hearing in this case. How does Webbbbbber know anything about Lutz if Lutz has no idea who he even is, even though Lutz is supposedly a knowledgeable representative of his company? WHAT!? This is on the record, do they expect this declaration to make the judge simply disregard Lutz’ performance in the courtroom, that she witnessed with her own eyes?

        • SJD says:

          I twitted to both Weber and Leone advising them that lying under oath is never a good idea.

        • SJD says:

          Yes, I wrote them twice. And will continue supplying the news. The second e-mail (yesterday):

          FYI: “White collar criminal defenders” attempt to defend Prenda’s scam artists. Surfacing of a new evidence of others’ identity misappropriation by Prenda

          To be clear: we don’t have anything against you personally, you do your job and do it professionally. Yet since we consider your clients the worst representatives of our society and do everything in our ability to accelerate their downfall, this case will continue to gain publicity. I expect bigger media outlets (TechDirt, ArsTechnica, Wired) to spread the news pretty soon.

          Have nice and happy holidays,

          SJD

          P.S. As I wrote this, I found out that TechDirt (1M daily pageviews) published a big piece about Prenda (based on my work). Enjoy!

        • SJD says:

          And as a result, I’m blocked by both Weber and his generous wife.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hi John. Brett. Mark. Paul.

    Are you guys enjoying this? We sure are. Must be getting hot over at Prenda HQ, you guys don’t even get one day to try to pull one over on the courts before we pick your inconsistent bullshit apart. Doing all the work to make it easy for Does, their defenders, law enforcement, regulators and the courts to dropkick you and your cases into the garbage.

    I know you guys must not be having fun anymore, but we are. This is just getting good as far as I’m concerned.

    Thinking about you guys fearing for the future keeps me warm at night, especially now that Winter has settled in and the nights here are cold. I sleep so soundly now, with dreams of Trolls soiling themselves with worry, the party van arriving, and your long and coming stays in prison.

    We are legion. We will not forgive, we will not forget, we will not feel pain or pity or remorse and we will not stop until you are broke, disgraced, disbarred and behind bars.

    Merry Christmas, Trolls. Enjoy perhaps your last one at home with your families for a while. And a Happy New Year to the Does; this one is going to be Ours.

  12. that anonymous coward says:

    Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh – If you send another missive to the white collar kids, please do point out they company they claim to represent no longer exists.
    If someone signed a contract to pay them as Pretenda, that contract isn’t valid… Pretenda shouldn’t be doing business any longer.

    I wonder if someone should inform the Judge of Pretenda failing to keep itself valid and jumping ship to a new name.

    • That Anonymous Dude says:

      Prenda exists, it just cannot enter into legally binding contracts, etc. If Duffy doesn’t file an annual report by next spring, the State will revoke its charter. THEN it will no longer exist. They probably brought in white collar attorneys because they know that they’re all personally responsible for the monkeyfucking around they pulled all of November on behalf of Prenda without a Certificate of Good Standing. Just a wild guess.

      • that anonymous coward says:

        Which could be hysterical if the white collar kids have a contract signed by Pretenda promising to pay them for representation.
        Never underestimate how low Pretenda will go.
        They get the white collar kids to find some tiny glimmer of hope and keep them from the gas chamber…. only to shaft them for their hard work.
        A cherry on the top of this would be the white collar kids leaving the case because they were retained by a corporation who can’t sign a contract with them for payment.

        • Anonymous says:

          I would not underestimate how low Prenda will go, and will not be surprised if someone (John Steele) thinks he has a brilliant plan to avoid paying for this defense.

          However, white collar criminal defenders are probably not the best guys to defraud, they of all people should know how to put the screws on The P Stooges, they might turn out to be the worst enemies Prenda ever makes.

        • that anonymous coward says:

          One can only hope.

        • That Anonymous Dude says:

          The only reason, at least one that I can think of, that a law firm (especially Prenda) would retain another law firm (in this case, one that specializes in white collar crime) is if it and/or its principal/agents foresee criminal charges and/or civil action.

          I’m wondering if any attorney-client privilege exists if the contract isn’t even binding in the first place? If Prenda doesn’t pay, you can be sure as shit that this law firm will come after Prenda, its principal Duffy, and all of its agents. Unless Prenda somehow managed to negotiate a contingency fee or flat fee arrangement, although I can’t see how that’s even possible not to mention ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1.5(d) prohibits contingency arrangements in criminal cases. It shall be interesting to find out what happens but this law firm must know by now that Prenda is not in good standing with the IL SoS but if Steele, Duffy, or whomever did not disclose this and no one at Kynes, Markman & Felman have bothered to spent two minutes running a query, then…I dunno. Maybe a terrible “intellectual property law firm” retained a terrible law firm specializing in white collar crime.

        • that anonymous coward says:

          Steele & co have thumbed their nose at the law time and time again. I’m waiting for the bubble to burst.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Mr Weber has filed an Amended Affadavit correcting the spelling of his name and explaining that, contrary to his previous statement, he was in fact in the US on the day of the hearing. (What a coincidence that those are exactly the inconsistencies pointed out previously here!) For the record, his travel plans were disrupted due to an emergency surgery performed on his dog.

    Lying in his original declaration. Tsk, Tsk!

    • Sausages says:

      [conspiracy] The signatures between the old (40.2) and the new (44.1) don’t match, they look somewhat similar but either Mr Weber leaves off entire parts of his signature (the w) and/or alters the middle portion of it (what looks like a 1, L or i) between signings. Plus, the new one is notarized, the old one isn’t. [/conspiracy]

      • SJD says:

        I’m gonna write about this today. It is fraud. Plain and simple.

      • That Anonymous Dude says:

        Weber all of the sudden decided to sign using his initials instead of a loopy “D” (the worst looking “D” I’ve ever seen), not to mention the “Ds” do not match. Notice on DE44.1, the “D” in Weber’s signature basically begins with a straight line. On DE40.2, it’s the opposite, loopy all of the way through. Then there’s that stray line next to the “D” on DE40.2, no idea what that is supposed to be.

        Two different people signed these two documents, I’m 99.99999% certain. Handwriting doesn’t lie and, although I’m no graphologist, I can tell the difference between two peoples’ writing when it’s blatantly obvious. I could point out more inconsistencies but I’m not really in the mood hehe.

      • Anonymous says:

        In almost any other case, the name typo might be excusable. I can be kind of scatterbrained and have a last name that is prone to a one-letter misspelling, so I occasionally get official/legal documents that have my name spelled wrong because someone else made a transcription error, but with Prenda’s track record of idiocy it is just more fuel on the fire.

        Not knowing what country you were in when you signed a document though? That means one of three things, none of which are good an a statement signed under penalty of perjury. He signed it without reading it, he purposefully lied, or someone forged his signature.

        Too little too late, but I guess they had to do this or risk even more serious trouble. This judge is already on to them, so this may look even worse than if they had just tried to bluff through… I wonder how many cases she has seen of someone having to amend their declaration because their name and country was wrong? ROFL! It should be hilarious to see how this plays out, as the already-annoyed Judge Scriven should have everything she needs to screw Prenda as hard as she wants.

        Well good to see we are in the driver’s seat, and lots of fun to watch the Trolls watching us watching them.

        Hi guys!

    • Anonymous says:

      In any other case, the name typo might be excusable. I can be kind of scatterbrained and have a name that is prone to a one-letter misspelling, so I occasionally get official/legal documents that have my name spelled wrong because someone else made a transcription error, but with Prenda’s track record of idiocy this is just more fuel on the fire.

      Not knowing what country you were in when you signed a document though? That means one of three things, none of which are good an a statement signed under penalty of perjury. He signed it without reading it, he purposefully lied, or someone forged his signature.

      Too little too late, but I guess they had to do this or risk even more trouble. The judge is already on to them, so this may look worse than if they had just tried to bluff… I wonder how many cases she has seen of someone having to amend their declaration because their name and country was wrong? ROFL! It should be hilarious to see how this plays out, as the already-annoyed Judge Scriven should have everything she needs to screw Prenda as hard as she wants.

      Good to see we are in the driver’s seat, and fun to watch the Trolls watching us watching them.

      Hey guys!

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