HOW FAR IS SAM LEE, (now at Global Switch) WILLING TO GO TO LIE FOR HIS FORMER EMPLOYER, DIGITAL REALTY? IT LOOKS LIKE ALL THE WAY TO CHANGI PRISON.
ASK YOURSELF, WOULD YOU PROVIDE THREE PAGES OF FALSE TESTIMONY UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY AS AN EXPAT LIVING IN SINGAPORE?
Last June, Digital’s lawyer, Brian T. Ashe, filed a fabricated and forged document in federal court. Ashe made it appear that Sam Lee, a former subordinate of Paul Somers, had written three full pages of damaging and false testimony about his former boss under oath and subject to perjury. A copy of Lee’s signature appeared on the last page representing that he signed it.
We now know that the document is not from Lee and the signature is a forgery by Brian T. Ashe. There are multiple felonies associated with Mr. Ashe actions. Lee has known about that he is a victim of Mr. Ashe’s crimes for more than a year, yet does nothing. Sam Lee’s silence makes him a criminal too. It’s called abetment, according to the penal code in Singapore. Singapore will prosecute those who engage in abetment of a crime committed by someone (Ashe) overseas while (Lee) on Singapore soil.
Lee had nothing to do with the false Declaration nor did he sign it. Lee had left Digital three years earlier after he was passed over for a promotion for four straight years. (Due an internal investigation which involved Lee’s laundering money via cleaning vendors). Why would Lee have written a declaration full of false statements to help out his former employer? He would have had no reason to tell a series of lies only to put himself at risk for committing perjury. The first Lee knew of the fraud was when Somers emailed him a copy of Mr. Ashe’s fictional work in July 2018.
“Mr. Lee, one of the declarants, unfortunately apparently is no longer as friendly…”
Mr. Brian Ashe is caught in a lie covering up his crimes during a hearing speaking to a federal judge by stating that “Mr. Lee, one of the declarants..” Mr. Lee is not a declarant. It’s also a slip by Mr. Ashe admitting that Lee was upset when he found out about the fake declaration. Mr. Ashe is facing disbarment for several dozen criminal acts and serious misconduct.-Brian Ashe
If Lee was a law-abiding citizen, he would have confirmed with Somers that he was not the author of the declaration and provided a sworn statement along those lines. Given Lee’s nefarious history of shaking down Digital’s cleaning companies for cash and for defamation, it’s no surprise that Sam Lee instead called Brian Ashe to see how he could profit from the situation.
Lee struck a deal with Ashe requiring indirect hush money payments to an entity controlled by Lee as well as payments to a family member in California. Considering what’s at stake for Digital’s insurer, Chubb, Ashe was once again able to access Chubb’s “dark money” fund to obtain to pay Lee and gain his cooperation.
How do we know Sam Lee had nothing to do with the declaration? No one of sound mind would swear, under penalty of perjury, three pages of false statements without some upside. In addition to this, we know the signature was cut and paste from another document by Ashe’s assistant, Gloria Garcia.
Ask yourself, would you provide testimony under penalty of perjury:
- if every statement in your Declaration was false and can be proven false.
- to help a former employer that you quit three years ago?
- considering that your former employer is a direct competitor to your current employer (Global Switch vs. Digital Realty)?
- knowing that you are breaking the law as an expat in Singapore?
- knowing there is no upside?
When facing the metadata proving he did not write or sign the Declaration Lee won’t be able to justify witholding the truth. Lee’s been asked to prove he participated in the drafting or at least reviewed and signed the document. He failed to do so.
Given the forensic digital evidence in hand to prove Ashe’s crimes, Lee should tell the truth and do it soon. The longer he waits the greater the risk he’s going to Changi.
**Make no mistake that this is criminal behavior on the part of Brian Ashe, purportedly a Boston College Alumni who claims to have attended Oxford and obtained his law degree from George Washington University. Either Mr. Ashe is faking his credentials or he has strayed far from his flock, indeed.