Marcus Conte, social media gadfly
EDITORIAL AND OPINION
Rumors continue to swirl that Marcus Conte (known as the GhostofBrooklyn on social media) is an alleged proxy agent of Jason Goodman. Goodman is a defendant in a federal SDNY lawsuit, Judge Valerie E. Caproni presiding.
Conte is infamously known for attempting to influence the judge with an e-mail and letter providing Caproni with “evidence” about the plaintiff in the case. Conte took these actions one day after the filing of the Second Amended Complaint (2AC), on September 12, 2019. Conte’s actions have lead to allegations that Conte breached federal laws for obstruction of justice (18 U.S.C. § 1001).
Hon. Valerie E. Caproni
PRESUMED GOODMAN AND CONTE CONNECTION
More evidence has been submitted to the court (see below) that seems to indicate a very close personal relationship between Conte and defendant Goodman. Some believe that Goodman may have coached Conte in what to do, based upon previous video content released by Goodman on CrowdSource The Truth.
There appears to be a unique writing style shared by Conte and Goodman that includes a single spaced approach. Several key phrases are oft repeated by Conte and Goodman, creating the impression that both are probably coordinating efforts — the very thing the defendant Goodman accuses others of.
Above is a sample of Goodman’s writing
Above is a sample of Conte’s writing
Analyzing the two writing samples above indicates unified themes that appear to be in alignment. This adds to fueling the rumors that Goodman was allegedly the ghost writer of Conte’s September e-mail and letter to the presiding judge. Note: the allegations contained in both of the writing samples above have never been demonstrated or proven.
JUSTIFICATION OF GAG ORDERS
Why would a judge use a gag order?
Gag orders cannot be used in every case. There are only specific situations where a judge would consider using a gag order. Gag orders are used to make sure that there is a fair trial. A gag order can only be used if the judge decides that allowing the public to get information about the trial would create a clear and present danger to the ability to get a fair trial. A clear and present danger means that there is a strong chance the trial would not be a fair one if the parties were able to talk about the case to the media.
Who can the judge use a gag order on?
The judge can put a gag order on everyone involved in your case, or only specific parties. The judge can make a gag order apply to:
- News reporters;
- Lawyers in your case;
- Parties in your case;
- Witnesses; and
To be continued ….