Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Up Close and Personal - Part 9

WASHINGTON – To commemorate the fourth anniversary of National Stalking Awareness Month, officials from the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) have joined with the National Center for Victims of Crime to host a program dedicated to educating the public, law enforcement agencies, and social service organizations about the serious dangers of stalking.

"Stalking is an unwanted intrusion into the privacy of an individual," said Assistant Attorney General Regina B. Schofield. "Increasingly, stalkers are using high-tech methods to commit their crimes, and we must have the tools to detect and prosecute them. That's why as part of our observance of Stalking Awareness Month, we are releasing two new resources that will enable law enforcement and prosecutors to better manage digital evidence and to investigate crimes involving the Internet."

Click on the victim's name to read the story:

Joelle Ligon - Seattle, WA 2004:
"Her case spawned a state law earlier this year banning cyberstalking and became the first in the country to be prosecuted under an obscure amendment to federal telecommunications law."

Claire E. Miller - Manhattan, NY 2006: "Mari J. Frank, an attorney and privacy consultant who specializes in cases of identity theft, called Ms. Miller's situation "identity theft for revenge."

Angela Moubray - Chicago, IL 2002: "Stalkers often stop once police or private agencies come to them with evidence that ties them to the threatening messages. In Moubray's case, the perpetrator lived in another state, so WHOA linked her up with a policeman in the stalker's hometown. One visit ended the Internet stalking."

David Knight - CBC News 2005: "A kid from school sent me a message on the internet saying, 'Hey Dave, look at this website,'" says David. "I went there and sure enough there's my photo on this website saying 'Welcome to the website that makes fun of Dave Knight' and just pages of hateful comments directed at me and everyone in my family."

Anonymous - Geocities 1990's: "He has done full, complete background checks on us. He had information that covers high school through 21 years of marriage. He has altered this information to suit his own needs. He was able to obtain a copy of the deed to our home and the blueprints of the house. He has information on our extended family." (Note: If you read the pages of screen shots provided at this site, you should recognize the jargon is strikingly familiar.)

Cynthia Armistead - 1996: "This site exists to tell our story and to present the evidence that, while not necessarily sufficient to obtain a criminal conviction, is still damning when examined in context. Legal advisors have since told me that there was more than enough evidence to obtain a civil judgement, but I did not have the resources to pursue a civil case it when the case was "fresh."

Ex-girlfriend - Hauppauge, NY 2006: "A Long Island police officer has been charged with hacking into the e-mail account of a woman he met through an online dating service and posing as her in messages sent to himself and to other men. "

Deirdre Des Jardins - Santa Cruz, CA 1999: "Mike has posted hundreds of messages and sent countless emails to Deirdre. Many describe detailed revenge fantasies, torturing and killing animals and his growing collection of guns. Others accuse Deirdre of having AIDS and mental disorders, and divulge intimate details of her life to her online peers. "

12-year old schoolboy - UK 2006: "They put pictures of him in school uniform on it along with a series of bizarre claims and hurtful jibes - including the repeated accusation that he was gay. The website also included a section where visitors could post their own foul-mouthed insults about the lad. One callous visitor even wrote: "A cool hate website." One bully used the site to offer a £5 prize to anyone who stole the boy's school diary."

Wendy Grossman - net.wars 2006: "One of the many great ways the Net has democratized society is in making it possible for even very obscure, ordinary people to be impersonated. To be fair, in my egocentric haste to simplify the story, I've left out the fact that several other, even more obscure, people on the newsgroup were impersonated, too. Which, you know, is kind of too bad. Otherwise, I could be flattered, right? I'm *that* important."

Kathleen O'Donnell - Minneapolis, MN 2002: "They became more and more threatening," O'Donnell recalled. "Then he started to change my Web site password, and I couldn't get into my e-mail." Using her password, the hacker posted her high school class picture, defaced with pornography, on her profile page."

Judge Michael Kirby - Sydney, AU 2007: "A profile claiming to represent Kirby appeared on popular website MySpace and included a photograph of the judge and offensive comments. Other MySpace profiles claiming to represent high-profile Australians including prime minister John Howard and immigration minister Amanda Vanstone were still active."

Anna Draker, Asst. Principal, San Antonio, TX 2006: "Draker found out in April that someone had created a page on MySpace, a public free-access Web site popular among students, using her name and picture from the school's Web site. The page was filled with, according to Draker's attorney, Murphy Klasing, lewd, defamatory and obscene comments, pictures and graphics. It was written as though Draker herself had posted the information."

Dennis McCann, Ringmaster 2001: An evidentiary site containing 1300 pages of documentation regarding the activities of a known cyberstalker who has been charged with at least eighteen criminal counts in and around her home town of Chicopee, MA.

Amy Boyer - Nashua, NH 1999: "What we found on his computer was a Web site that he had constructed (titled) 'Amy Boyer'. When we clicked on the Web site, what we saw there was a detailed chronicle of how he had stalked her for years, how he felt about her and how much he wanted to kill her. The website existed for about two and a half years, but was never reported."

Sandra Berfield - Everett, MA 2000: "Lt. John J. McLean, who heads up Medford's Cybercrime Unit, was among the detectives called in to investigate the deadly pipe-bombing in Berfield's Everett apartment on Jan. 20, 2000. A search of the defendant's computer produced "hits" within the hard drive, indicating the topics had appeared in Caruso's Internet, word or scanned-in data. Some of the information was later linked to, an identity-research site that was subpoenaed for evidence."

William Berkeyheiser - Philadelphia, PA 2005: "'Should I know you?' Berkeyheiser, 62, asked before Douglas shot him on the front porch of his Washington Crossing home, according to court records." Douglas had paid an online information broker, A-Plus Investigations, $150.00 for personal information about Berkeyheiser. "

Dr. Heather Bazzel - Columbia, TN 2005: "Miles Scribner pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and shot Bazzel several times, then turned the gun on himself. He died on the scene. Bazzel was taken by emergency medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she died a short time later. ''Originally, he was a patient of hers,'' Brown said, ''but once he got obsessed with her, she was terribly frightened of him and got the order of protection."

Jayne Hitchcock - WHOA 1996: "Stalkers targeted Hitchcock after she tipped off authorities to a scam on the Internet. She got it shut down but not before her mailbox was bombarded and insults emailed to her employer under her name."

Cari Benson - Alberta, Canada 2006: "Judge Gary Cioni said cyberstalking can be much worse than traditional harassment. "In a case like this, where electronic means are used to attack a person, one wonders where the end of the road is in society today," he said."

Peggy - Cleveland, OH 2000: "But Thomas McCarthy's secret life ended in a Cuyahoga County courtroom yesterday, when he pleaded guilty to 37 crimes, including rape, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutor William D. Mason said he expects the 44-year-old former Cleveland firefighter to die behind bars. By the time police caught up with McCarthy last year, he had gathered dossiers on more than 2,200 women from four counties and six states. In recent years, he was stalking women in Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake and Lorain counties."

There were fifteen websites constructed under the real names of obscure individuals by Loretta Serrano and her Brazilian sidekick. One of those sites was set up to defame Loretta's own sister. I do not know what fire burns in the belly of the beast, but I learned that thugs with this character disorder have no conscience or limitations. Those that indulge in such uncivilized primitive behavior are "moral morons".

On that note, I'm reminded of a comment one of the brilliant misfits made in defense of Loretta Serrano's vindictive behavior:

On August 10, 2006 9:49 AM; traumatizednomore said...
"If you think Lo is the only woman to ever read her hubbys email or do anything vindictive think agin [sic]!"

(Be sure to scroll down and look at the paint job.
The video gives you insight into Emily's temperment.)
Sweet, huh?

"I know it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
-Loretta Serrano


The Henrik Hudson School District Library Media Centre provides a model essay for students which ends with the words,

Perpetrators, collaborators, bystanders, victims: we can be clear about three of these categories. The bystander, however, is the fulcrum. If there are enough notable exceptions, then protest reaches a critical mass. We don’t usually think of history as being shaped by silence, but, as English philosopher Edmund Burke said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.’

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Up Close and Personal - Part 8

In July 2006, Steve Huff wrote about a friend who is the victim of online identity theft, in which he questions the reasoning behind a nonsensical charade of impersonating another human being. Mr. Huff illustrates some valid points in his analysis of the situation and invites readers to email him via his contact form should they have knowledge of any other instance where this sort of thing has happened.
“The impostor Dawn Eden(s) on MySpace could write outright lies about Dawn on the page or in e-mails to people who contact “her.” The potential harm to Dawn Eden’s reputation is great. The two Dawn Eden MySpaces are a form of identity theft. Even if something like these two fake pages in Dawn’s name now looks innocuous, like a lame joke now, there is no way to know if things will progress or not.

Cyberstalking and harassment online is about as old as the internet itself, but there’s no reason to tolerate it. It is also, to me, a remarkably cowardly way to deal with a problem you might have with someone. Perhaps one day the internet won’t give some people an excuse to happily hide behind the presumed anonymity of the web and snipe, but human nature being what it is, I’m not counting on it.”
IBLS Internet Law states:
"The online identity theft in chat rooms can hold criminal liability for impersonating another person under either forgery, fraud, or identity theft. Online identify theft has been addressed by legislation and criminal and civil prosecution. The sharing of personal information has resulted in numerous fraudulent activities and has prompted the necessity to pass the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Identity theft usually occurs when thieves or hackers steal information about an individual whether it be using their name, social security number or credit card number. Online identity theft can however occur by impersonating someone on a bulletin board, a chat room or by using information to commit criminal acts."
Identity fraud - To use the identity of a person without their express consent, for a purpose that the person is not aware of, and/or does not approve of.

Impersonate - Pose: pretend to be someone you are not

Contemptible concepts that the ignominious mental midget from São Paulo, Brazil fails to grasp. Not much is known about Anne Curi aka Anne from Brazil. There has been speculation that Anne could be any misfit parading around Cyberspace as the Brazilian bimbo from the "idiot free" zone. In any event, the São Paulo slug claims (in misfitting comments) that she was born under the sign of Gemini and is a self-proclaimed perfectionist.

“Besides perfectionism, along came competitiveness. Both reflected on my adult life (mainly professionally) and I became a very perfectionist and competitive professional. One of my ex-bosses even said that, as the Executive that I am, everybody would love to have me as a subordinate and hate to have me as a chief. But perfectionists suffer. A lot. So we have to change the way we behave (gradually) and try to diminish our own expectations. Husband (and therapy) has helped me through this process, thinking and talking about this issue.” - Posted by: Anne (from Brazil) at March 17, 2006 01:11 PM

One could sympathize with Mr. Curi bearing in mind his better half professes that he strives to improve his game each morning on the Country Club courts, all the while his rapacious wife feverishly works at enhancing her stalking skills on the WWW. Nevertheless, Oscar can take satisfaction in the knowledge that therapy sessions on behalf of Anne’s perfect affliction were successful, which is an opinion bolstered by the fact that I have never before crossed paths with a more consummate asshole!

In what can only be described as a distressed bowel movement, Anne’s latest online creation is as grammatically constipated as her prior efforts and could be a major contender for The Gong Show as well as Ohio Statute §2903.211. I recommend Metamucil for her irregularity.

The mister should take a break from tennis and pay particular attention to the fact that “Happy Anne” has now incorporated scouting out young American males with photo albums and friends that are half his age to her stalking repertoire. Although it’s a step up from publishing the identity of minors and the medical disorders of her target's relatives, one has to wonder where Anne gets the chutzpah to call anyone a “pervert”.

What is the bizarre rationale behind Anne’s behavior? Why would a foreign operative with the intellect of a parasite cling to a piece of Lake Erie driftwood thousands of miles away? Why stalk, harass, and impersonate complete strangers? Is the long distance intimacy between two women so distorted that Anne commits vindictive acts in the name of friendship? Who would be willing to violate 18 U.S.C. §2261A and 47 U.S.C. §223(a)(1)(C) ?

A two-bit common thug who has been coached, that's who!

Ohio Stalking Laws - §2903.211 Menacing by Stalking

(A) (1) No person by engaging in a pattern of conduct shall knowingly cause another person to believe that the offender will cause physical harm to the other person or cause mental distress to the other person.

(2) No person, through the use of any electronic method of remotely transferring information, including, but not limited to, any computer, computer network, computer program, or computer system, shall post a message with the purpose to urge or incite another to commit a violation of division (A)(1) of this section.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of menacing by stalking.


PS - I am proud of being your friend! (I hope this sentence sounds OK in English) -Posted by: Anne (from Brazil) at March 6, 2006 05:24 PM

With friends like Anne, who needs enemies? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude it isn't all that important who Anne is. What does matter is the perpetrator's actions ricochet back to Rocky River, Ohio. It's a legal boomerang!

"Judyetta is considering putting Miss L in traction, and I assured you we would bail her out of jail. I'll let her describe her plans when she comes in." -Posted by loretta (Serrano) at August 21, 2005 10:12 PM

"You all just let me know what you think. All I need is for Lo to unleash me! I would never do these things without her blessing. Any other ideas? I'm willing to take all options into consideration." -Posted by Judyetta at August 21, 2005 10:26 PM

"Updating the hit list since mxtt mxmmy posted: Mxttmxmmy, Scrxbbleblxther, Pxace, Mxe, Pxtxy (SxxxnFxxr)" -Posted by: Merrill Lynch (Loretta Serrano) February 08, 2006 at 10:53 PM

"I will contribute money to the effort. I always said I would do anything to help end this. ML, just say the word. I think I could spare a couple thousand." -Posted by: Leah February 21, 2006 at 04:06 PM

"My brain is trying to think of evil things to do with her phone number. Just signed her up to receive a phone call for life insurance. Sure hope my anonymizer is working."
-Posted by: One February 21, 2006 at 05:40 PM

"ML, I will respond to this. Tell me what to say."
-Posted by: Leah February 22, 2006 at 12:32 PM

"I can see that today's subject at the kennel shifted from MM to Carnival and myself (my existence). What am I supposed to do:
* Just read and laugh (w/ Anonymouse protection);
* Use my actual IP (from Brazil) and state that I am for real. Philosophically, cogito ergo sum, or I think, therefore I am. Your thoughts, please." -Posted by: Nanny aka Anne from Brazil February 22, 2006 at 11:46 AM

“Thanks, Sassy, CG, Monica, Vero, Astro, Winnie, Stacey, Deege and anyone I missed in the other blog, and all you here who are supporting me in this. I am deeply grateful for your ongoing support in so many ways. I think Civil has a friend who is willing to help me.” -Posted by: loretta (Serrano) at April 2, 2006 11:56 PM

"No problem. I know a PI here, as well. BTW, I also know three people in Sedona."
-Posted by: Astrologer aka Robin Claw at April 2, 2006 11:08 PM

"There's a sucker born every minute...and two to take 'em."

-PT Barnum

“If you think I have committed actionable offenses against you, personally, you are free to pursue legal action as well. I welcome it, in fact. Too bad you are all wrong.”
-Posted by: loretta (Serrano) at April 3, 2006 12:21 AM

"Just a little word to the wise – you would have to get the state to pursue it, and considering what is going on right now in Ohio (and that I know the AG personally) and that I am friends with people in high places, I think I would have a very good chance of turning the tables right around on you." - WMD aka Loretta Serrano- 10/2/06

The better way to address crimes like identity fraud, and threats to privacy, is to directly pursue the people who indiscriminately use personal information he/she has gathered to cause any kind of harm to American citizens.

Ohio Attorney General, Marc Dann
State Office Tower
30 E. Broad Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3428
(614) 466-4320

Frequent visitors of The Gong Show. – Inverness, Scotland
22nd December 2006 07:01:44 AM
9th January 2007 07:26:53 AM
9th January 2007 09:26:45 AM
Mgt aka Skye of – Austin, Texas
15th December 2006 07:51:03 AM
15th December 2006 05:43:28 AM
18th December 2006 9:16:00 PM
Vero Prior of Ronni’s Rants Blogspot – Lakewood, Ohio
14th December 2006 01:14:50 PM
15th December 2006 03:39:58 PM
20th December 2006 06:32:39 PM
Loretta Serrano of – Sao Paulo, Brazil
14th December 2006 07:03:28 PM
17th December 2006 10:39:19 AM
19th December 2006 10:42:39 AM
19th December 2006 10:48:27 AM
28th December 2006 07:14:40 AM
29th December 2006 05:29:20 PM
29th December 2006 05:29:25 PM
1st January 2007 06:24:21 PM
9th January 2007 07:41:36 AM

"I'll play nice for now, because Loretta wants to."
-Posted by Vero at October 3, 2005 12:57 AM

"My address? Helf, the whole world, or at least HALF the Internet, has my address!I don't want any presents. I just want you all to go and beat up those meanies for me. I'll spring for bail for everyone." -Posted by: E.F. Hutton aka Loretta Serrano October 25, 2005 at 04:43 PM

"Go take care of your life, Sxxxx. I don’t want to do any harm to you, and that’s why I asked you to stay at your corner. But I will, if you continue to harass, lie and provoke us. Calm down and think about it. Your present and past life / records and those of your family are NOT clean and you have a HUGE glass roof. You still have lots to lose.

STOP! You could get hurt if you don't. I've just received more information about you and your family. From R* and M* Counties files. Oh my goodness!! A dear friend of mine, while passing by T*, did a little research. Do you know where he was? NOPE, not in C*. Actually he went to S*. Any way, we have been in contact with both, R* and M* Counties." -Loretta Serrano

"I won't let Vero, nor Loretta, take the heat from my actions. If it is necessary, I will use the phone #s I have from your family (I don't know if they are yours, C*'s, K*'s, K*'s, mommy D*'s, M*'s parents', nor even? A*'s?)" -Anne from Brazil 11:05:06 6:02 PM

"But I have your siblings, in-laws' and mom's numbers, and I am going to call them tomorrow if I don't get your new one."
-Anne from Brazil 11/06/06 8:08 PM

"I did talk to someone on the phone." -Anne from Brazil 10:12 AM

Slam dunk, baby!

Compliments of "Happy Anne"

FYI: June 28th, 2006
"Austin and Round Rock residents have reason to be concerned that their sensitive information may have been breached by the county website. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Austin residents have suffered the second highest number of complaints in the state for identity fraud.

News for Public Officials has identified several leading citizens whose personal information was exposed by the County Clerk's website. The list includes judges, legislators, and law enforcement personnel.

Only one in seven hundred identity thieves are caught. Of those that are caught, an increasing number of criminals are confessing, even boasting, they found the information they needed from government websites.

"I feel childish. Childlike?"
-Posted by Vero at October 2, 2005 10:10 PM

"I don't know who that M*F*er is, but I'd SO like to find out! I'd love to teach her a new definition of internet harrassment!" comment by ladyedge on October 4, 2005 7:28 PM
(aka Vero Prior) of Ronni's Rants

Friday, January 05, 2007

Up Close and Personal - Part 7

"If you’ve ever lived through a tragedy like the murder of Amy, as her family has and as we have as professionals working on their behalf, you would be painfully aware of how tragic results can occur from the inexcusable failure to monitor who accesses Americans’ most personal information." -David Gottesman and Robert Douglas

The National Center for Victims of Crime has an updated list of stalking statutes at both the Federal and State level. HERE

Much lip service has been given to stalking legislation by the government since Amy Boyer's murder, but the fact of the matter is that better law is coming out of the states than Congress. Docusearch reached a settlement with the Estate of Amy Boyer approximately one year after the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling.

Unfortunately for William Berkeyheiser, A-Plus Investigations, Inc. failed to heed the warning from New Hampshire that reverberated throughout the freewheeling Internet data broker's market in the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision. Although several investigators declined Stanford Douglas Jr.'s business, A-Plus aka chose to provide the sociopath with personal information, including the names and addresses of Berkeyheiser's grown daughters and the fact that Berkeyheiser did not own a gun.

Douglas, of Northeast Philadelphia was sentenced to life in prison for the March 2005 shooting death of Berkeheiser over a perceived racial slur seven years earlier. The victim's widow has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against A-Plus as well as the assassin.

If people are lax about security of data they collect or use about you, it's time for them to recognize they can be held accountable. These information brokers have aided the work of thieves, harassers, and stalkers, in addition to detectives and investigators. Judge Robert H. Alsdorf, Washington, wrote in a memorandum ruling, "It is hard to conceive of a broader invasion of privacy than freely disseminating the information to the entire world and rendering it instantaneously accessible to all."

In 1960, eminent legal scholar William L. Prosser documented how privacy as a legal concept had come to constitute four distinct torts. That is, a person whose privacy has been invaded could sue the privacy invader for damages. These torts still exist today:

1. Intrusion upon seclusion or solitude, or into private affairs;
2. Public disclosure of embarrassing private facts;
3. Publicity which places a person in a false light in the public eye; and
4. Appropriation of name or likeness.

“If I can find you, I can find your vulnerability.” -Posted by: loretta (Serrano) at November 25, 2005 01:15 PM

"This information has been gathered about Jexxne, Cxxhy, Loxa, Kaxie, Gxxna, Lexxie, Suxxn, Dexxna, Sxxna, and others. As it is, I have a very good friend who is a private investigator and has supplied me with everything I never wanted to know about all of them. Gratis." –Loretta Serrano @ - Oct 08, 09:23 am by RetzQ "Announcement I am offering a $500 reward to anyone who can correctly identify the woman who posts as "Just Amazed" on Usenet and over at Axxxa's site, Her IP headers can be found on her Usenet posts or I have her IP here as well. -Loretta Serrano - Oct 08, 09:16 am by RetzQ "I am going to sweeten the pot: $200 REWARD on the real Identiy of "Axxxa Rxxxxxn/Axxxa Nxxxxn/Axxxa Nxxxxxe/et al." Or more. Depending on who wants to ante up. I have the $$ - and some."-Loretta Serrano

"Notice to those posting on Kennel the Sequel: I will not hesitate for one second to post your names, addresses phone numbers, photos, personal ads, other nicks, forum links, pics of your pets, kids, grandchildren, front lawn sprinklers or UPS man at ANY TIME if you continue your MUTT ways." - Posted by: loretta (Serrano) at December 19, 2005 11:33 AM

"I would have gladly paid to find her, but it just so happened that I didn't have to! In fact, I didn't have to pay to find any of the mutts except the one bit about Vxxxxxe - which was well worth the partial REward $$$ - it's the gift to myself that just keeps on giving! Vxxxxxe had such a meltdown when I identified her, she called the police on me and reported me for stalking! It was HILARIOUS." - Posted by: loretta (Serrano) at December 29, 2005 10:45 AM

"So, thanks to our favorite detective's amazing ability to scrounge up interesting public documents, my buddies over at Youzenet [sic] are having a field day with PKB's financial records. You know, I've had those records for a few months. The only reason I gave them to K & K was because of Toad's behavior. If Toad had just STFU and stopped promoting the k*nnel or calling me a liar, or defaming me and my book, or spreading false stories about me and my children, I would have kept those records to myself and only shared them internally with AG and a few others. But, nooooo. That idiot had to go to the wall again and again." -Posted by: Merrill Lynch aka Loretta Serrano March 09, 2006 at 10:24 AM

"I hope by posing [sic] the PB stuff rots their socks. There's more where that came from." -Posted by: Merrill Lynch aka Loretta Serrano March 09, 2006 at 10:24 AM

There's no shortage of volunteers willing to assist Loretta Serrano in her never ending pursuit of personal information about individuals that question and criticize her disturbing online behavior.

Loretta’s passion for dispensing private data about family members of her targets is not only sinister but also indicative of her ineptitude in resolving conflict on a one-to-one basis. It’s a spineless creature who identifies an opponent’s relative and indiscriminately broadcasts the unwitting victim’s personal details on the WWW in retaliation of a perceived slight.

Collateral damage inflicted on people that had no interaction with the invertebrate, who were not the source of her displaced animosity, and in all probability are not aware of her undistinguished existence. Mrs. Serrano is not a sympathetic figure and those that aid and abet her by invading another's privacy, then distributing and publishing the personal information, are equally reprehensible.

Notice how Misfit Margaret was willing to finance a private data transaction, but balked at the idea of disclosing her own address for verification in the process. Imagine that?

I checke [sic] the number on one of those search sites and it does go back to Toronto ON. I was prepared to pay the $14.95 for more but they wanted my billing address for the credit card and that seemed like too much information to give. If that's how it's done, I'll do it. They also wanted my password and even I thought that was a bit much. -Posted by: Ma'am of War aka Margaret E Hill February 21, 2006 at 04:55 PM

Free legal advice:

"I don't follow all of this ruckus too closely, but I have a couple of ideas about legal action. First, I think you should explore any state laws regarding tortious interference with a business contract w/r/t her attempting to cause problems for you in the workplace. Second, I would call the local Feds and see if they have any interest. There is diversity of citizenship and I know there are a bunch of fed attys now assigned to internet stuff and they don't have enough to do. Not sure about jurisdiction over Canadian national, though. DISCLAIMER - this is not the sort of law I practice. However, I'd be happy to gin up some letter if you like." -Posted by: civil aka Leslie Hodge February 22, 2006 at 11:02 AM

Verb - to gin up
To setup a snare.
To exaggerate.
Retrieved from ""

Hodge, Leslie Evalyn Attorney
5100 Village Walk Suite 300,
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 893-9900 (985) 893-7620 (fax)

Sidebar: Although the specific elements required in proving a claim of tortious interference vary from one jurisdiction to another, they typically include the following:
1. The existence of a contractual relationship or beneficial business relationship between two parties.
2. Knowledge of that relationship by a third party.
3. Intent of the third party to induce a party to the relationship to breach the relationship.
4. Lack of any privilege on the part of the third party to induce such a breach.
5. Damage to the party against whom the breach occurs.

It is unclear which option Leslie (Civil) Hodge favored regarding Loretta Serrano’s “tortious interference with a business contract”.
1. The Marilyn Solution
2. The Spy vs. Spy Solution
3. The Iraq Solution
4. The Bail Out Option

Pity Loretta Serrano didn't utilize the available free resources to locate a deadbeat dad that abandoned his son six years ago. At least a small child would benefit from that collaborative effort.

"He never talks about ex number one, and since 2000 has not admitted I or Little Boy exist." -Loretta Serrano


The Gatekeepers

"Data kills when it's in the wrong hands. As private investigators, we’re the gatekeepers of private information and as such we hold the lives and well-being of other people in our hands. This is a responsibility that we must prove ourselves worthy of or there will be more Rebecca Schaeffers and Amy Boyers. Won’t you do your part in making sure that no more names are added to this list?"

-Robert Scott, P.I.


"I know it was wrong, but I did it anyway."
-Loretta Serrano