It’s not each day that an ex-Biglaw spouse is arrested on federal cyberstalking rates and accused of launching a “campaign of harassment, intimidation, and threats” against his previous companions, but here we are.

Willie Dennis, 59, a previous corporate companion at K&L Gates, was arrested past week in the Dominican Republic just after allegedly sending an untold selection of “harassing, threatening, and scary e-mail and text messages” to a selection of people at the business more than the program of additional than 18 months. The indictment in opposition to Dennis was unsealed this past Friday.

Dennis, who is Black, was permit go in May possibly 2019, and he did not portion means amicably with the company. In 2020, he filed suit against K&L Gates, accusing the agency of discriminating in opposition to his fellow Black associates and also mounting statements that he was fired immediately after trying to examine the firm’s alleged “culture of sexual misconduct.” Per the American Attorney, that fit is now in arbitration.

Bloomberg Law has supplemental specifics on the messages Dennis allegedly despatched:

The firm mentioned during an 18-thirty day period period right after his departure in Could 2019 he despatched countless numbers of emails, text messages, faxes and voicemails to business lawyers that were being supposed to “harass, humiliate, intimidate, or stoke fear” in the recipients.

The messages bundled sexist, racist, anti-Semitic and physically threatening statements, the business stated. The company explained he explained to a Jewish law firm to “start the ovens,” referred to an Asian-American lawyer as “Wuhan,” and also utilised racial epithets to refer to other Black attorneys.

Beautiful.

Dennis faces four counts of cyberstalking, and up to a 20-year prison sentence.

Ex-K&L Gates Companion Charged With Cyberstalking Companions (1) [Bloomberg Law]
Previous K&L Gates Associate Arrested on Cyberstalking Charges [American Lawyer]


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