Some remember him as Andrew Breitbart’s protege others as Breitbart.com Editor at Large and owner of Truth Revolt. At 32 years of age, Ben has done quite well obtaining the American Dream and being an undergrad from Harvard. And currently practices in California.
No one knows about Shapiro’s other side, the side that isn’t Andrew Breitbart’s adorable, witty California pretty boy. Ben was sued along with Michael Savage for copyright infringement. Shapiro was involved in posting videos of the Michael Savage show from youtube. They accidentally included one that was copyrighted and sued. Innocent mistake? Hardly, since Ben is Harvard grad in law and has a bar license to practice. Ego finally had a reality check and for thinking that would go unchecked. This submission came with proof.
1:07-cv-04314 Wells v. Talk Radio Network, Inc. et al
Arlander Keys, presiding
Date filed: 08/01/2007
Date terminated: 11/19/2009
Date of last filing: 11/19/2009
Office: Chicago Filed: 08/01/2007
Jury Demand: None Demand:
Nature of Suit: 890 Cause: 28:1331 Federal Question
Jurisdiction: Federal Question Disposition: Dismissed – Settled
County: XX US, Outside the State of IL Terminated: 11/19/2009
Origin: 5 Reopened:
Lead Case: None
Related Case: None Other Court Case: 2: 07cv2777[USDC, W/D CA]
Defendant Custody Status:
Plaintiff: John Wells represented by Alan Harris
Phone: (323) 822-****
Plaintiff: John Wells represented by Matthew E. Kavanaugh
Phone: (323) 962-****
Plaintiff: John Wells represented by Richard Carl Leng
Defendant: Talk Radio Network, Inc. represented by Carter William Glahn
Phone: (916) 929-****
Defendant: Talk Radio Network, Inc. represented by Ronald Harold Severaid
Phone: (916) 929-****
Defendant: Talk Radio Network, Inc. represented by Benjamin Aaron Shapiro
Phone: (818) 620-****
Defendant: Talk Radio Network, Inc. represented by Michael John Young
Phone: (708) 410-****
Defendant: Erich Matthew Muller represented by Michael John Young
Phone: (708) 410-****
Out of concern for safety of our subject, contact info has been redacted. You can also review the full docket here: 07-4314 – Wells v. Talk Radio Network, Inc. et al
Shapiro being sued of course for copyright infringement, tried to avoid the case with a letter to compel by Plaintiff Brave New Films. filed in 2009
Ben did try to weasel his way out of the lawsuit, defending Michael along the way. Overall, justice prevails and they settled out of court.
Going back more, a lot about Ben even I did not know. Ben uses “Burner Phones”. I only have one phone and a google phone. From the submission that was given Ben has multiple and some wildly created names along with it. The phone records show the following (numbers redacted again for safety reasons)
M K Shapiro
Valley Village, CA
This one below, was checked out in case the submission may have confused Ben with Barry but it is accurate! Google the name and you can verify this person does not exist.
This is just a short list of burner numbers, all have been checked and the email received is solid. Another thing was found to be interesting is the Barry A Shapiro twitter account. The AVI is the default egg, and two tweets. It is not usual for Ben or many in the limelight of TV news have what many call “Sock” accounts, the only issue it is against twitter rules, unless twitter bends them for those with such status.
One phone that was provided to be connected to Ben is:
New York, NY
Is Ben having tea with a medical official? At this time, no detailed information to rather Ben is having an affair or if someone in his family may have some connection with a healthy issue. For now, we can only imagine the prospects! I did find this contact’s LinkedIn profile: Lyaba Konopasek
The burner phones and this contact can only conjure some wild ideas of what may be, but there is much more! This submission provided that even raised my eye brows. Seems Ben does a lot of property transfers in Los Angeles County. I can only allege that this seems to be shady as hell to avoid compounded property taxes. These documents are right from public records and notice the names involved with everyone of them. Take note of the address principled as well.
With 17 pages of documents from the submission, feel free to review them. There seems to be something to this, I am no real estate guru either way this seems a little crazy to me to have so many transfers of property to other than Shapiro. I will be looking for more to develop as Avenger is getting submissions daily.