HBGary Federal

StopTheChamber.com Urges FBI to Launch Criminal Investigation Into Chamber of Commerce Watergate-like Campaign

National Business Group Uses Illegal Tactics to Intimidate and Undermine Opposition

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two advocacy coalitions urged the FBI this week to launch a full-scale criminal investigation into unlawful activities committed by the Chamber of Commerce (COC) and those of its law firm, Hunton & Williams (H&W), and three military intelligence contractors hired by the law firm – HBGary Federal, Berico Technologies and Palantir Technologies, collectively called Team Themis. StopTheChamber.com (STC) and VelvetRevolution.us (VR) sent letters to the FBI detailing how these organizations jointly conspired and conducted a proposed $12 million Watergate-like campaign against STC, VR and their staff, as well as other organizations and reporters.

Although this apparent criminal operation violated both federal laws and constitutional protections, neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced any investigation.

Watchdog Groups File Bar Complaint Against U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Lawyers, Of Hunton & Williams

Cites Richard Wyatt, John Woods And Robert Quackenboss For Participating In Dirty Tricks Spying Plot Against NGOs, Reporters And Unions

Complaint Ties Leaked Emails To A Dozen Criminal Violations And Intentional Torts


Washington, D.C. -- On Wednesday, February 23, 2011, two watchdog groups filed a lengthy bar complaint with the Board of Professional Responsibility in Washington D.C. against Hunton & Williams attorneys Richard Wyatt, John Woods and Robert Quackenboss for their participation in a dirty tricks campaign against the groups. The complaint can be viewed at http://www.velvetrevolution.us/images/H_W_Bar_complaint.pdf. Two weeks ago, 71,000 emails created by investigators working for Hunton & Williams were leaked by the hacktivist network Anonymous. They showed that the lawyers, on behalf of their clients, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Bank of America, solicited and conspired with the investigators to engage in a long list of criminal conduct and intentional torts against reporters, NGOs and Unions. This has been reported widely in the national press, including the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021406281.html?wprss=rss_nation