Marilyn Campos –  Legal Bureau Blog Reporter

The head of their legal department, of course, Joshua A. Mills

In the legal battle of Paul Somers v. Digital Realty & Ellen Jacobs, news of crimes by the unholy alliance between Digital Realty, their Chubb Insurance Group and Chubbs appointed law firm, Seyfarth Shaw, are fast becoming a public relations nightmare. Now, this!?

Joshua Mills, is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Digital Realty and is responsible for overseeing all legal matters for the Digital Realty. Publicly available information reveals that the man behind Digital’s legal strategy has a history of criminal behavior.  His criminal mind has been working overtime in the case of Somers v. Digital Realty and Ellen Jacobs.  Based upon the defense strategy Mills settled upon including bribery/public corruption, perjury, hiding evidence.

Mills and Ashe decided to publish the details of a private letter they intercepted which was meant for a former good friend.   no less than four times in the public domain before she passed away in November 2017.  It would seem that Mills learned not only how to break the law but how to be as mean-spirited as they come while pulling down $2M a year for doing it.

Those who engage in crime can reform their lives and move on.  Mr. Mills has not made that transition.  The details of what Mills was convicted of is under wraps, for now.  What is known is that Mr. Mills was arrested, incarcerated, arraigned, prosecuted and convicted over the course of nearly one year. Given that period of time, Mills’ crime appears to be serious in nature. The problem isn’t his past, it is how his criminal mind is still at work for Digital Realty.

MILLS HASN’T LEARNED FROM HIS MISTAKES. Earlier this year, Josh Mills engaged in new crimes.  He joined Brian Ashe of Seyfarth Shaw in an attempt to create a false record of criminal behavior against the Plaintiff, Paul Somers.   Mills, Ashe and Justin Chang, a junior lawyer at Digital, set their sites getting Somers arrested and charged with crimes which never occurred.  The three acted in conspiracy to commit fraud, fabricate evidence and file false documents with a government office.

THEY BRAINSTORMED FOR WAYS TO DAMAGE SOMERS.  The end product of their collusion was a motion for sanctions against Somers supported by four separate declarations.  Mills, Ashe and Justin Chang (junior lawyer at Digital) all swore to the same set of false accusations. They accused the Plaintiff of being a stalker, a hacker (breaking into Digital Realty’s computer systems to attain, what else, “travel schedules”).  They even made very troubling and thinly veiled accusations that the Plaintiff is a threat to Mr. Mills wife and kids.  It was as low as Mills could go in this lawsuit.  Mills knew none of it was true yet he directed his attorneys to proceed.

For almost a year, Mills has been falsely attacking Mr. Somers and his partner.  Mills fabricating false criminal charges he filed under oath.  Mills is trying to get Somers arrested as part of his vendetta against those in the anti-lgbt community.  Bother karma or irony involved in this situation where the only convicted criminal involved in this matter is Mills himself.  It appears to be both:  Karmirony. 

MILLS AND ASHE ATTACKED SOMERS PERSONALLY rather than the merits of the lawsuit. It’s called an “Ad Hominem” attack.  All three lawyers acted with malice and damaged the former VP’s reputation forever in the public domain using the judicial system to commit their crime.  All three lied under oath which is the criminal offense of perjury.   Some criminals never learn from their mistakes.  Ideally, they wanted Somers to have an angry outburst or cause a physical action to justify an arrest.  It’s part of a toolkit of sleazy methods of winning in court accomplished by staying away from the real issues and creating a sideshow.

SOMERS DIDN’T TAKE THE BAIT. The former VP calmly brought evidence to the court proving Mills and Ashe lied in their declarations, which they swore under oath.  Liar Liar,  and At Digital Realty, Josh Mills and Justin Chang Prove it’s Not Too Late…. to Hate   Somers was able to prove, with direct evidence,  that every statement made by the Mills, Chang, and Ashe are false and the kind of nonsense created over a bottle of scotch one night at Mills’ new $15 million weekend home on Lake Tahoe.

Mills plan was foiled.  Google location services provided Somers a detailed map showing exactly where Somers was at every moment of his stay in Washington D.C.  It proved all three attorneys lied under oath. Witnesses, airline, train tickets, meal receipts all proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Josh Mills made statements under oath to try and get a former employee convicted of crimes which never occurred.  Facing the evidence that proved they engaged in a criminal act, Mills, Ashe, and Chang went silent and refuse to fess up to their crimes.  Somers could file for sanctions but it would likely be a waste of time because the Court has secretly been allowing Ashe and his cronies to rule on all motions as part of the bribery scheme, see Ghostwriting: Seyfarth Shaw’s Shape-Shifting Ashe.  Somers will file complaints with the Bar and file new claims against Digital and its officers in addition to Seyfarth Shaw and several of its partners in the coming weeks.

Digital’s Board must investigate why its general counsel, a senior vice president making $2,000,000 a year, would commit perjury and fabricate evidence in an employment lawsuit.  Both are federal crimes. One thing is sure, Mills and Chang should have been fired 9 months ago. Mr. Mills is in breach of his employment agreement, the NYSE member Rules and has run afoul of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.  It’s another example of disparate treatment. 

If Digital is unable to defend itself against claims without resorting to criminal acts, what does that tell you about the merits of Somers’ claims?   Why isn’t Digital enforcing its Code of Business Ethics and Conduct?  As well, There are dozens more examples of illegal actions by Digital Realty during litigation. The Board needs to investigate why, as a publicly traded company, Digital is pursuing a vendetta against Somers and determine which US laws and aspects of Digital Code of Business Ethics and Conduct have been violated. The general consensus is that Digital’s Board is weak and afraid to speak up about any matters, even crimes by their trusted general counsel.

More to come on this story as it develops.

Digital’s Reality: We’re above the law


Digital Realty Vendor, Seyfarth Shaw, Violating is Code of Business Ethics and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:

During Ellen Jacobs Deposition:

“I can either instruct her —and she won’t answer, or I can tell her how to answer, your choice.”

Brian T. Ashe Seyfarth Shaw attorney for Digital Realty/Chubb. Statement at the deposition of the perjurious Ellen Jacobs, former Senior Vice President at Digital Realty



The Complaint against Digital Realty was filed on November 24, 2014.   During that time, the Defendants have been given a great deal of rope.  They were sloppy as they engaged in criminal acts and other misconduct including tax evasion.

Now its time for those who have broken the law to face the legal consequences including disbarment, prison, damage to their reputation…..  The list of crimes is significant.  The punishments  should match the crime.

Sarah Schubert Reported to US Law Enforcement as an Accessory After the Fact to Forgery and Fraud


Every person who, after a felony has been committed, harbors, conceals or aids a principal in such felony, with the intent that said principal may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment, having knowledge that said principal has committed such felony or has been charged with such felony or convicted thereof, is an accessory after the fact to such felony.

For example, if your friend has committed a burglary under penal code 242 and you sheltered him in your garage to help him avoid the police, you would be charged with being an accessory after the fact under penal code 32.  If an attorney creates a forged and fraudulent document and files it with the Court and you find out later that it was your name on the document yet fail to report the attorney to the police, you are guilty of a crime.

To prove an accessory after the fact charge, the law requires the prosecutor to prove the following elements to be guilty of penal code 322 beyond a reasonable doubt:

A felony has been committed by a principal felon;

You knew that the principal has either (1) committed such felony; (2) has been charged with such felony; or (3) was convicted of the felony;

After the felony has been committed, you either harbored concealed or aided the principal;

You assisted the felon with the intent that he/she may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction or punishment.

How It Works Example: Joe and Mary agreed to rob a bank.  Joe went inside the bank to take the cash and Mary waited outside in the getaway car.  After the robbery – penal code 211, Joe and Mary drove to Susan’s house.  Susan has sheltered Joe and Mary before and had a deal to receive 10% of the stolen money.

Joe and Mary would be convicted as principal felons and Sarah would be charged as an accessory after the fact under penal code 32 pc, because (1) a felony was committed; (2) Sarah knew that Joe and Mary committed the felony; (3) Sarah sheltered Joe and Mary in her house; and (4) she did so to help them avoid getting arrested and so that she could get a cut of the stolen money.

The severity of the penalties under penal code 32 and sentencing depends on several factors, including your criminal history and the severity of the offense.  For example, the sentencing guidelines differ as follows when the circumstances surrounding your case make it a misdemeanor as opposed to a felony:

For a misdemeanor, an accessory is punishable by:

A fine of up to $5,000; and

Imprisonment in a county jail of up to but not exceeding one year.

For a felony, an accessory is punishable by:

A fine of up to $5,000; and

Imprisonment in a county jail for a period of 16 months, or 2-3 years, depending on the seriousness of the felony.



If any current or former employees have any docs that they think could be valuable, send them to me.  We are going to show that Digital is withholding important discovery for the next motion which is headed for the Court of Appeals.

Agreement Yani Wen and emails regarding Yani Wen btwn Schubert and Zhou, Somers, Kumar

Email’s between Paul Somers & Sarah Schubert October 1, 2013, to April 9, 0214

Anything regarding Paul Somers Between Lee, Kumar, Schubert, Jacobs, Mills

Thanks to “Rugger4” for the stack of stuff, I finally got it forwarded from San Fran address.  YOU ARE THE BEST.

Send to: info@digitalcruelty.com  (use vpn and temp email address)

And no you are not breaking the law, they are, they have been. You are the heros.


They will go down, its a matter of when.



What are the causes for Suspension or Debarment?

  • Commission of fraud, embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal laws, receiving stolen property, an unfair trade practice
  • Violation of antitrust statutes
  • Willful, or a history of, failure to perform
  • Violation of the Drug-Free Workplace Act
  • Delinquent Federal taxes (more than $3,000)
  • Knowing failure to disclose violation of criminal law
  • Any other cause that affects present responsibility






During the course the lawsuit evidence supports that Brian T. Ashe has  engaged in the following:



Identity Theft 



Wire Fraud 


Obstruction of  Justice

Acting under Color of  Law to Deprive Plaintiff of his Civil Rights

If all of that is proven to be true (provided the police, DA, judge and jury aren’t paid off and that’s a real risk when it comes to the kind of people who are playing on the defensive side of this lawsuit) Mr. Ashe will be in for a lifestyle change.





In the photo above the artist shows the hypocrisy of Shireen Wetmore trying to look charitable helping the sick while during the day driving plaintiffs to suicide.



University of Arkansas and J.D., George Washington University Law Center, with honors.


Somewhere along the way she learned the ropes on how to destroy plaintiff’s lives to help wealthy corporations make their quarterly numbers.

In the lawsuit Paul Somers (Plaintiff) v. Digital Realty (Chubb) & Ellen Jacobs (Defendants), Seyfarth Shaw (defense counsel), have engaged in a staggering amount of corruption and criminal activity which will be exposed on a national basis in the coming months  The attorney who started it all is Seyfarth Senior Associate, Shireen Wetmore.

Shireen started with a risky move that could result in her disbarrment.  On May 25, 2016, Shireen filed a false and forged document in federal court.  She represented it as a jointly signed letter from both Mr. Somers and Digital Realty.  She forged Mr. Somers signature on the final page and submitted it late one night hoping Somers wouldn’t notice.  Shireen was hardly alone in this crime, helped by her colleagues Brian T. Ashe and Kyle Petersen.

Digital Realty & Chubb decided early on that they needed to pay lawyers to engage in crimes to gain the upper hand in in this lawsuit.  Once Somers is in front of an honest and impartial tribunal it should result in default by Digital Realty & Chubb.  They should be prepared to pay out punitive damages at an amount that just pierced the stratosphere. 

It was months later that Somers notice that the joint letter the parties had worked on was materially different than the one he has signed and sent to Kyle Petersen on May 25, 2016.  It was a year later that he realized Seyfarth lawyers had also forged his signature.   Somers presented the misconduct to the court who ignored him and allowed a crime to go unrecognized.  Month’s earlier,  Digital Realty’s Joshua Mills secretly found a way to convince both judges to outsource their judicial responsibilities to Seyfarth Shaw.

Since Somers exposed Ms. Wetmore’s criminal activities, she has backed away from doing it again, a testament to this blog.  Ms. Petersen has done the same.  Since then the very risky work has been left to partner Brian T. Ashe has engaged in a great deal more criminal activity.

Unclear, at that time, as to why the judges were okay with a criminal offense which took place their court, Mr. Somers sent his files to the San Francisco District Attorney thinking they maybe they would help. Mr. Somers then traveled to Michigan to take care of his mother during her final months battling cancer.

After a week he turned to his emails and voicemail to find Evan Ackiron of the SF DA Special Prosecutions Unit White Collar Crimes Division had left multiple messages and was anxious to get started on investigating Digital Realty and its lawyers.

After an encouraging call with Mr. Ackiron, Somers began to prepare hundreds of pages of evidence that he hoped would end the lawsuit in his favor before his mother, Marlene, passed away.  At her bedside his, Marlene, would whisper, the best she could, words of encouragement. “Beat those devils” she would say often.  “You’ve worked too hard to let them do this to you.”  “What’s wrong with people these days?”, she would ask him.  He would tell her about how Brian Ashe of Seyfarth lies to Digital and Chubb to damage his reputation and exacerbate matters.  How Seyfarth was using his lawsuit to increase their profit, and how Chubb Insurance cares nothing for what is right, they only want keep their money and not pay out on their policies.  She would drift off reminding her eldest son that she put through college working two jobs and taking out a dozen loans

She would drift off and and words to her oldest son she put through college working two jobs and taking out a dozen loans.  She told him she was worried about him everyday. Even as the cancer began to take the last bit of life from her she would remind him to “beat those devils.”

Ms. Wetmore had engaged in the following on behalf of Digital Realty:


Identity Theft; 


Filing False Statements With Public Office;


Wire Fraud;


Obstruction of investigation (Justice)

and more…

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Her intention at all times is to damage Mr. Somers to the maximum extent possible using a large team of lawyers funded by Chubb Insurance Group.  She wants to help Chubb make more money and that means keeping damage awards out of Mr. Somers’ hands. Chubb made $4 Billion in net profit last year thanks in part to Shireen Wetmore.  Mr. Somers has lost everything he’s worked for because of Shireen and other corrupt lawyers like her.

Sam Lee, Now at Global Switch, Unable to Prove He Wrote or Signed Declaration


© 2018 Paul Somers


Sam Lee, a former Digital Realty employee is now a manager at Global Switch. Mr. Lee has been pulled into the lawsuit, Paul Somers v Digital Realty because Digital Realty’s lawyer, Brian Ashe of Seyfarth Shaw, forged a fake declaration which was represented to be from Lee.  In fact, Lee had never seen the Declaration until Somers sent it to him.

Mr. Ashe is looking at felony charges for identity theft, filing false documents with a government office, perjury fabricating evidence, forgery and more. Mr. Ashe also faces disbarment, prison and a fine.

Mr. Lee refuses to speak up though as he has likely been coerced by Digital/Chubb or Seyfarth representatives to remain silent about the forgery.

Lee was asked to provide proof that he wrote, signed and sent the declaration in question to Digital’s lawyers in San Francisco. Lee’s unable to provide any kind of email, tracking number or anything related to the fact that he supposedly wrote and signed the declaration on June 13, 2018.

This is the fourth instance of fraud by the Digital legal team headed by Joshua Mills. Mills also filed a false declaration, engaged in perjury and faces disbarment for falsely accusing Mr. Somers of criminal acts which were easily proven false. Mr. Mills should have stepped down immediately for doing so. Sources say he cannot quit because he recently built a $15M weekend house on Lake Tahoe said to have been christened, “Tara on the Lake.”  Mr. Mills also is said to own a $15M home in the tony suburb of Atherton outside of San Francisco.

Mr. Mills’ Tahoe property is reportedly far superior to Digital CEO Bill Stein’s 13,000 SF weekend home in “Northstar”, another gated enclave on Lake Tahoe.  Stein is rumored to be rankled by his subordinates ostentatious display of wealth.

© 2018 Paul Somers