In Texas, federal Judge W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. has been charged with corruption.
Ondova Limited Company was a successful Internet company, accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), that pioneered innovative software in the early days of the Internet….
Jeff Baron was a successful, high-tech entrepreneur that created and pioneered innovative software during the early days of the Internet. Until about four months ago, Jeff owned a successful multi-million dollar business and a multi-million dollar trust that he established to fund research for a cure to insulin dependent diabetes, an illness that has afflicted Jeff since very early childhood.
In July 2010, Jeff settled a lawsuit that had forced one of his companies into bankruptcy (Jeff, himself, has never been in bankruptcy). Upon settlement, the bankruptcy was funded with almost two million dollars so that all the creditors would be paid in full and his company would be returned to him.
After the settlement, one of the lawyers filed a request to be paid over $300,000.00 in addition to the over $600,000.00 that he had already been paid. Jeff Baron filed an objection to the additional fee, which triggered unimaginable acts of retribution.
Three business days later, without any notice or hearing, Jeff Baron was involuntarily placed in ‘receivership‘ and forced to be a servant to a lawyer/judge in the case, who was now adverse to Jeff . The receivership stripped Jeff Baron of 100% of his property and possessions (everything from his checking account to his car keys and his telephone) and suspended most of his constitutional rights (the lawyer whose fees Jeff objected to is the lawyer that filed the request for the ‘receivership’ ).
Jeff Baron is a U.S. citizen, never been convicted of any crime, never lost at any trial, and never had any judgments against him. ALL of his property rights and most of his civil rights have been stripped from him (without any hearing). He is prohibited from managing his own affairs, from owning anything, from traveling outside of his local area, from engaging in any transaction, from owning ANY possessions, etc… His personal life savings has all been taken from him and ‘redistributed’ to two law firms that are on good terms with U.S. District Court Judge W. Royal Furgeson who entered the receivership order.… Read the Rest of the Article here http://www.lawlessamerica.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=674:texas-federal-judge-w-royal-furgeson-jr-charged-with-corruption-in-looting-over-4-million&catid=43:judicial-misconduct-complaints&Itemid=90
I will tell you what some of that innovative software was and what it did. Most readers know about Joey’s domain companies that were actually Jeff Baron’s. Joey Dauben was the front man. So when the article says Baron didn’t have any judgments against him, that is true, the judgements were all against Joey Dauben. Many people think about buying up domain names and Joey sitting around trying to guess the names of slightly misspelled .com’s and then buying them one at a time. There were over 700,000 URL’s in just ONE portfolio, I believe there were other portfolios.
No one sat around buying the domains. Computer software did it, computer software generated the names and found the cheapest site to buy them at, some for .99 cents. Many people frown on this saying it is shady business, but I think it was GENIUS. That is like saying, Dollar Store shouldn’t operate right next to Walmart because they might take their traffic.
I knew people back then who did it on a much smaller scale and I myself bought a few that were sold to an online gambling site. We, my friends and I, were more interested in domains that people may want later, because we knew the internet was going to be huge and every company need their .com name, but we did buy some off-spellings also, so when I met Joey he was in on this with Baron and a guy, last name, Manila. I was interested because I had done it on a smaller scale and then flipped the names for profit. Not very much, but some cash, I was happy.
Now the problem didn’t arise with the actual domains. The problems were what they did AFTER they bought the domains. Trademark and copyright infringement. They set the sites up to look as close to the original site as possible. That is where they got in trouble.
Now Joey didn’t “out” these guys until they refused to pay him for the last few months of work he did for them, Joey had access to an office over-looking Victory Park in Dallas and was paid a monthly salary for his services.
I am glad to see Ferguson up on charges for this, but, in my opinion, Baron only had a clean record because Joey took the fall for him. However, if it wasn’t Joey Dauben it would have been some other fool who answered the Craigslist ad.