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A jury has ordered the conservative media organization Project Veritas to pay $120,000 after finding it liable for wiretapping and misrepresentation following a yearslong court battle over the outlet’s undercover operation targeting a Democratic consulting firm.&nbsp;
The 2017 lawsuit from Democracy Partners, its founder Robert Creamer and Strategic Consulting Group, a member of Democracy Partners, alleged that Daniel Sandini, an employee of Project Veritas, met with Creamer in July 2016, identifying himself as “Charles Roth,” a potential donor to a liberal advocacy group.
Sandini told him that he has a niece named “Angela Brandt” who wanted to volunteer for Democratic candidates or organizations, according to the suit.
Democracy Partners eventually chose Brandt to be an intern but later learned after the internship ended that her real name is Allison Maass and she was an employee of Project Veritas, according to the complaint. The firm argued that Maass repeatedly lied to Creamer about her identity and background and her intent in wanting the internship.&nbsp;
Maass carried a concealed camera and an audio recording device to spy on Democracy Partners and gain information for Project Veritas to use to embarrass the firm and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the complaint.&nbsp;
Project Veritas then released four videos based on conversations Maass had with Creamer and other Democracy Partners staff that the plaintiffs alleged were “heavily edited” to cause viewers to reach false conclusions about the firm and Clinton.&nbsp;
The firm said it lost clients as a result of the videos, in which Project Veritas alleged Democracy Partners wanted to incite violence to occur at then-candidate Donald Trump’s rallies.&nbsp;
The jury ruled that Maass’s primary purpose in using hidden camera recordings was to “commit a breach of fiduciary duty” and that the defendants committed fraudulent misrepresentation against Strategic Consulting Group.
The $120,000 is for the misrepresentation. The judge will determine damages for the wiretapping.&nbsp;
Project Veritas has been known for placing employees undercover in media organizations and liberal-leaning groups. It has faced criticism for its tactics in the past.
Creamer said in a statement after the ruling that he hopes it will discourage James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, and others from conducting “these kinds of political spy operations — and publishing selectively edited, misleading videos in the future.”
Project Veritas announced its intention to appeal the ruling after the decision came out.&nbsp;
O’Keefe said that the jury effectively ruled that investigative journalists owe a fiduciary duty to those they are investigating and that they cannot deceive their subjects.&nbsp;
“Journalism is on trial, and Project Veritas will continue to fight for every journalist’s right to news gather, investigate, and expose wrongdoing — regardless of how powerful the investigated party may be,” he said. “Project Veritas will not be intimidated.”
The organization said it has continually refused to settle the case out of court because it did not do anything wrong. The jury did rule in favor of Project Veritas on one claim that alleged Maass committed wiretapping in recording oral communications, as she was a participant in those conversations.
A federal court jury on Thursday awarded $120,000 in damages to Democratic consulting firms targeted by Project Veritas, a conservative group specializing in hidden-camera video stings, in connection with recordings made in 2016 by an operative who obtained an internship using a false name and story.
The jury of four men and five women concluded that the actions of the former operative, Allison Maass, breached a fiduciary duty to the consulting firms and amounted to fraudulent misrepresentation, according to the verdict form.
Recordings made by Maass and other operatives depicting what the group said were efforts to incite violence at rallies for then-President Donald Trump drew significant media attention in the final weeks of the 2016 campaign. A key figure behind the Democratic consultancies, Robert Creamer, said the firms lost organizing contracts after the release of the videos. He adamantly denied encouraging violence during so-called bracketing efforts around Trump events.
Project Veritas’ founder, James O’Keefe, refers to Maass and others who conduct the stings as journalists. Vowing an appeal, he said the jury verdict endangered hidden-camera work by a wide range of journalists.
“The jury effectively ruled investigative journalists owe a fiduciary duty to the subjects they are investigating and that investigative journalists may not deceive the subjects they are investigating,” said O’Keefe, who was named as a defendant in the suit and sat at the defense table during the trial. “Journalism is on trial, and Project Veritas will continue to fight for every journalist’s right to news gather, investigate, and expose wrongdoing — regardless of how powerful the investigated party may be. Project Veritas will not be intimidated.”
A Miami-based attorney who represented Project Veritas, Paul Calli, argued during the trial that the group’s activities were part of “the finest American tradition called muckraking.”
“The race is long. The fight continues because this case implicates fundamental First Amendment issues,” Calli said Thursday. “The folks on my left prefer to ignore that fact and will spike the ball and celebrate on Twitter because in this case the journalist isn’t someone they ‘like’ or agree with and instead exposed the soft white underbelly of their party. We will see what the finish line brings.”
U.S. District Court Judge Paul Friedman, who oversaw the weeklong trial, could still impose punitive damages related to a wiretapping violation found by the jury. However, the jury ruled for Project Veritas on one claim that Maass illegally recorded a meeting she wasn’t party to.
Friedman is also still considering motions that Project Veritas and the other defendants made during the trial that the Democratic firms and Creamer failed to prove any legal violation by the group.
A liberal administrator at a Manhattan private school, who was secretly recorded admitting to “promoting an agenda” on campus, is “no longer employed” by the institution.
In a letter to parents Wednesday, posted on social media, the head of the Trinity School announced the departure of director of student activities Jennifer “Ginn” Norris. It’s unclear if she was fired or if the parting was mutual.
The $60,000-a-year Upper West Side school said it is continuing its investigation into the footage published by Project Veritas, a controversial far-right activist group known to film undercover videos and bait progressives.
“Our principles are clear: bias of any kind or the threat of violence toward any person or group has no place at Trinity School,” wrote principal John Allman and board of trustees president David Perez.
“Our role as educators and as a school is to nurture children as they become responsible citizens,” they added.
Trinity has retained a lawyer to conduct an independent investigation over the incident — and Norris was placed on paid leave after the video went viral online earlier this month. The circumstances surrounding the recording aren’t clear, as the video was edited to cut between sound bites and doesn’t show the full interaction.
In the clip, Norris said she does not invite Republican guest speakers to the school and described “white boys … a huge contingent of them” as “just horrible.”
The sting was framed as a date between the educator and the undercover conservative activist, according to one of the clips. A timestamp on the video shows it was recorded in mid-June, just weeks after a Supreme Court opinion to overturn the right to abortion was leaked, sparking outrage among many progressives.
Trinity said it has since implemented an independent review of its protocols and practices related to inclusion and open inquiry. Those findings will be shared with the community, school officials said.
“We abhor discrimination of any kind and believe strongly that a diverse, inclusive community is vital to providing the kind of education to which we aspire,” Allman and Perez wrote.
Kevin Ramsey, a spokesperson for Trinity, declined to comment on individual personnel matters — referring The Post to Allman and Perez’s statement.
Norris did not respond to requests for comment.
Project Veritas, the conservative “investigative journalism” outlet known for shoving hidden cameras anywhere they can fit them, reportedly violated wiretapping laws.
That’s according to a ruling in a federal civil case this week where jurors determined Project Veritas operatives fraudulently misrepresented themselves when conducting one of their so-called investigations into a Democratic consulting firm called Democracy Partners. The jury awarded the consulting firm $120,000.
The alleged sting operation dates back to 2016 when Project Veritas operative Allison Maass reportedly released secret recordings depicting, in Veritas’ presumed mind, evidence of efforts by Democracy Partners to incite violence at Trump rallies. A lawyer representing Democracy Partners adamantly denied that view, according to Politico, and claimed the consulting firm lost organizing contacts following the release of the surreptitious recordings.
Maas reportedly joined Democracy Partners as part of an unpaid internship using a fake name and a fabricated resume. That act of subterfuge, according to the jury, “amounted to fraudulent misrepresentation,” according to Politico.
“Hopefully, the decision today will help discourage Mr. O’Keefe and other from conducting these kinds of political spy operations—and publishing selectively edited, misleading videos in the future,” Democracy Partners said in a statement.
James O’Keefe, the group’s founder, said they would appeal the jury’s decision on his YouTube channel. In his statement, O’Keefe argued the ruling could have meaningful implications for investigative journalism broadly and could restrict the ways reporters gather information on their subjects.
“This case is not about whether you ‘like’ Project Veritas [or] Project Veritas’ actions or methods,” O’Keefe said. “Today we mourn the loss of an important journalistic independence. The idea journalists should be free to investigate who they deem appropriate in the legal manner in which they deem appropriate.”
This isn’t Project Veritas’ first brush up with law enforcement. Late last year FBI agents working with federal prosecutors reportedly searched two locations linked to Project Veritas and its leader. Those searches were reportedly tied to the ways the organization obtained and leaked the private diary of Joe Biden’s daughter in the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election. Ironically, the raids were condemned by many of the very same civil liberties groups and news organizations Project Veritas has spent years trying to catch with their pants down. The American Civil Liberties Union, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and even The New York Times editorial board all released statements opposing the actions.
Undercover journalism as a concept dates back centuries and has led to consequential, society-level changes. While veteran undercover reports often work with imperfect, but nevertheless strict ethical and moral guidelines concerning representation and honesty, Project Veritas has a storied track record of throwing those traditional journalists’ concerns out the window all in the name of owning the libs.
SINGAPORE, Oct. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritas, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced a significant investment in its go-to-market strategy across its International Region, with the appointment of a new cloud-specialist team focused on Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Pacific. Lead by Mark Shephard, International Cloud Sales Leader, and Paul Hollebon, International Cloud Pre-sales Leader, the team of sales and technical-sales specialists will support Veritas' new and existing customers as they look to expand their data management provision across new and complex cloud environments and move to Autonomous Data Management.
The new team will include Vic Ciencia and Abhishek Saxena who will be responsible for driving cloud-based activity for Veritas in the Asia South and Pacific region.
Andy Ng, Vice President and Managing Director for Asia South and Pacific Region at Veritas, said: "The current hybrid working model has been made possible with the adoption of cloud services and use of cloud collaboration tools. However, businesses are playing catch-up with the post-pandemic work practices to manage the soaring volumes of data created across different cloud storage locations. The additional support provided by the new cloud-specialist team would help our customers and partners across the Asia South and Pacific region to optimise cloud footprint and costs, and keep data safe from threats such as ransomware."
Mark Shephard, International Cloud Sales Leader at Veritas, said: "Organisations everywhere have accelerated their adoption of cloud-based collaboration solutions, doubling down on multi-cloud initiatives to meet immediate business demands. This has paved the way for complex hybrid infrastructures that delivered on accessibility, flexibility and scalability but has introduced governance challenges and ballooning costs as data becomes increasingly siloed across environments. Our new cloud-specialist team is here to help Veritas customers address those challenges with a diversity of insights in addressing data management challenges from edge to core to cloud."
Shephard's own experience is built on 25 years as a leader in the IT sector, driving success at companies such as Zscaler, Symantec and Barclays. His most recent role before joining Veritas was at Amazon Web Services, where he led an international team of 40 to support global customers. A Veritas employee earlier in his career, Shephard returns to the company having augmented his significant data management prowess with ten years of cloud experience.
Paul Hollebon, International Cloud Pre-sales Leader at Veritas, said: "Veritas is committed to the path of freeing our customers from the operational burden of data management. Autonomous Data Management, powered by the cloud, will bring value to existing and new customers looking to complement their internal teams' routines with technology that provides an autonomous approach to data protection, secondary data management and archiving across the multi-cloud data estate. Providing coherent technical guidance aligned to a customer's cloud vision is what this team is here to do."
Hollebon joins Veritas from Commvault, where he led the EMEA Field Advisory Services Team, an international group of specialists that provided advanced technical presales support for Commvault's largest and most strategic customers in some 20+ countries.
With 20 years' experience in the IT industry, Hollebon has also led pre-sales and specialist teams at Dell EMC in the Netherlands, enabling a breadth of digital transformation initiatives across data management, virtualisation and infrastructure solutions.
The Veritas cloud-specialist team is in place today and supporting customers and partners across the region.
Veritas Technologies is a leader in multi-cloud data management. Over 80,000 customers—including 95% of the Fortune 100–rely on us to help ensure the protection, recoverability, and compliance of their data. Veritas has a reputation for reliability at scale, which delivers the resilience its customers need against the disruptions threatened by cyberattacks, like ransomware. No other vendor is able to match Veritas' ability to execute, with support for 800+ data sources, 100+ operating systems, 1,400+ storage targets, and 60+ clouds through a single, unified approach. Powered by our Cloud Scale Technology, Veritas is delivering today on its strategy for Autonomous Data Management that reduces operational overhead while delivering greater value. Learn more at www.veritas.com. Follow us on Twitter at @veritastechllc.
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Veritas Capital said Wednesday it drew in $10.65 billion in commitments for Veritas Capital Fund VIII, its latest flagship fund. The pool was “significantly oversubscribed” with demand exceeding its hard cap and initial target of $8.5 billion, the firm said. The flagship fund comes three years after Veritas Capital Fund VII closed with $6.5 billion in commitments. Veritas CEO and managing partner Ramzi Musallam said the firm plans to pursue “a growing set of opportunities” in healthcare, education, and national security.” Past investments by Veritas include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, Coronis Health, Grant Thornton Public Sector, and Chromalloy.
Veritas Capital closed its eighth flagship fund, Veritas Capital Fund VIII, at $10.7 billion.
The buyout fund was "significantly oversubscribed," as demand exceeded its hard cap and initial target of $8.5 billion, Veritas said in a Wednesday release.
The fund received commitments from a "combination of new and existing investors from across the globe, including leading institutions, endowments and foundations, family offices, and pension plans," the release noted.
Investors in Fund VIII include the $7.2 billion Philadelphia Public Employees Retirement System; the $100.4 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Salem; the $24 billion Montana Board of Investments, Helena; the $43.1 billion Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System, Harrisburg; and the $365 million Adams County Retirement Plan, Brighton, Colo.
The prior fund, Veritas Capital Fund VII, closed at $6.5 billion in 2019 and was also significantly oversubscribed, with demand exceeding its hard cap and its initial target of $5 billion, according to a Veritas release dated Oct. 15, 2019.
Veritas Capital has more than $45 billion of assets under management and invests in companies "that provide critical products, software, and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide," the Wednesday release added.
Veritas Capital has raised $10.65 billion in capital commitments for its eighth fund to further support its strategy to invest in technology companies that provide critical services and products to government and commercial customers.
The New York-based government investment firm said Wednesday Fund VIII closed within a year and was oversubscribed, surpassing its initial target and hard cap of $8.5 billion.
Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas Capital, said the raise of Fund VIII demonstrates the strength of the firm’s strategy, approach and team to advance partnerships with tech companies that deliver products and services to government and industry clients.
“We look forward to pursuing a growing set of opportunities and continuing to make a positive impact across critically important areas, including healthcare, education, and national security,” added Musallam, a seven-time Wash100 awardee.
Veritas said Fund VIII will continue to use the private equity firm’s intellectual property and enable portfolio companies to pursue new business opportunities and expand reach into adjacent market segments.
In 2019, Veritas closed its seventh fund with $6.5 billion in capital commitments.