Many protesters who were involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement were arrested for frivolous charges during their demonstrations. These protesters then filed suit against the city in federal court stating that their right to free speech and free assembly were violated. The Huffington Post states, “Over the course of multiple protests in New York, many Occupy supporters were arrested in situations in which the police blocked or “kettled” demonstrators and then charged them with minor violations like obstructing the sidewalk”. This is the latest and largest settlement regarding the 2012 arrests, a $583,000 settlement was reached Tuesday, June 10. Over $1 million has been spent by New York City settling Occupy lawsuits such as this.
There’s a pretty good chance that Mark Zuckerberg had already de-friended Paul Ceglia. In a recent decision, Ceglia has officially been indicted after faking evidence against Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. The original lawsuit, which came about in 2010, stems from the fact that in 2003, Ceglia altered contracts co-signed by Zuckerberg in an attempt to give himself 50% share of the company. Authorities had arrested the internet entrepreneur in October on charges centered around issues relating to the lawsuit. Ceglia was guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud, and also attempts at tampering with and destroying evidence. He currently faces up to 20 years in jail per criminal charge. Read more