Cycling lawyer blogs…

Mark Lloyd has been my lawyer for years and is now keeping an interesting weblog – mostly about sporty things and cycling in particular – Mark’s passion. Should be worth watching during the Tour De France. Speaking of the Tour, The Observer’s excellent “cheat’s guide” is a jaw dropping account of drug abuse, short cuts, bribery and sabotage going back 100 years.

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  1. I was looking into some legal marketing services to grow my practice here in the SF area and found information from the DOJ on LegalMatch.com and the unethical practices of their CEO. Besides the fact they are very expensive, What are some good sites out there that are more affordable?

    http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac/pr2004/075.html

    DEBRA W. YANG
    United States Attorney
    Central District of California

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    Thom Mrozek, Public Affairs Officer
    (213) 894-6947
    thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov

    May 17, 2004

    LEGALMATCH.COM FOUNDER INDICTED FOR ILLEGALLY ACCESSING COMPETITOR’S VOICE MAIL SYSTEM

    The president, CEO and founder of the San Francisco-based LegalMatch.Com was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Santa Ana for illegally listening to and deleting his competitor’s voice mails and then making false statements to the FBI about his illegal conduct.

    Dmitri Shubov, 31, of San Francisco, was named in an indictment that alleges three counts of unlawful access to store communications and one count of making false statements.

    Shubov founded LegalMatch in 1999. The Internet-based service matches attorneys with potential clients. One of LegalMatch’s competitors is the Irvine-based Casepost.com. The indictment alleges that Shubov called Casepost’s voice mail system and used an access code that allowed him to listen to and delete messages from Casepost’s voice mail system.

    The indictment also alleges that Shubov knowingly made false statements to special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this year when he denied hacking into Casepost’s voice mail system.

    An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

    Shubov will be summoned to appear for an arraignment in the coming weeks in United States District Court in Santa Ana.

    If he is convicted of all four counts in the indictment, Shubov faces a maximum possible penalty of 20 years imprisonment.

    This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Secret Service.

    Release No. 04-075

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