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Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Caught Lying on Behalf of Overstock.com and Patrick Byrne

In a previous item on my blog dated November 19, 2007 and entitled, "Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Panders to Campaign Contributor Overstock.com & CEO Patrick Byrne and Defames Critic," I responded to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's deliberate efforts to defame me on behalf of campaign contributor Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) and its CEO Patrick Byrne. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has ignored my requests to categorically retract his letter and issue a public apology.

Enclosed is a taped conversation between Deputy Attorney General Richard Hamp and I that categorically refutes the deliberate lies of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Listen to it for yourself. The other person in the tape that he refers to as "Kirk" is Kirk Torgensen, the Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff colluded with a public company (Overstock.com) that is a campaign contributor and it's CEO Patrick Byrne, both of whom are under investigation by the SEC, to disparage, defame, and discredit me.

The above taped conversation has been delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other taped conversations will be delivered to the Securities and Exchange Commission and posted on this blog in the near future. Both New York and Utah are "one party" consent states and as such, the recording of my phone conversations was legally permissible.

Written by,

Sam E. Antar (former Crazy Eddie CFO & convicted felon)

Update (12/13/07): Please read my blog post entitled, "Open Letter to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff Re: Your lies on behalf of campaign contributor Overstock.com."

Update (08/18/08): Please read my blog post entitled, "Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) CEO Patrick Byrne Pays Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to Defame a Blogger." Just a few days prior to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's defamation of me in his "open letter" and Overstock.com's subsequent press release, Shurtleff received a $5,000 so-called campaign contribution from Overstock.com. In addition, new details of phone conversations with Deputy Attorney General Richard Hamp and Chief Deputy Attorney General Kirk Torgensen verify that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff lied on behalf of Overstock.com to defame me.

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