Ed Butowsky gets handed new Court Order from the SDNY in FOX NEWS slander and libel lawsuit





So-called “Seth Rich disinformaton agent” Ed Butowsky is back in the news.  Butowsky, Dallas, Texas businessman, was a former FOX NEWS political contributor.  Butowsky is known for his hiring of Thomas Schoenberger and Manuel Chavez, III of “SHADOWBOX STRATEGIES”, a reputation destruction firm used to organize social media smear campaigns.


According to Schoenberger, an apparent felon, Butowsky had directed Chavez to create a surveillance van to intercept the private phone calls of Seth Rich’s parents in Omaha, Nebraska.  Seth Rich was some staffer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who was gunned down in the streets of Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2016.


According to Internet folklore, Manuel Chavez, III of Carson City, Nevada “refused” to obtain the equipment and build out the van for Butowsky.  Butowsky paid for hotel expenses for Chavez/Schoenberger in Dallas, Texas for about sixty (60) days.


For more information on Schoenberger



For more information on Manuel Chavez, III




Above: Chavez holds the “Judas Spear” given to him by Schoenberger

Chavez recently attracted Internet attention when he announced his step-father killed himself after he was arrested for allegedly raping his niece.







U.S. District Court
Southern District of New York (Foley Square)

Rich et al v. Fox News Network LLC et al
Assigned to: Judge George B. Daniels
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn

Related Case: 1:17-cv-05807-GBD

Cause: 28:1332pi Diversity-Personal Injury

Date Filed: 03/13/2018
Jury Demand: Plaintiff
Nature of Suit: 360 P.I.: Other
Jurisdiction: Diversity
01/22/2020 100 ORDER REFERRING CASE TO MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Order that case be referred to the Clerk of Court for assignment to a Magistrate Judge for General Pretrial (includes scheduling, discovery, non-dispositive pretrial motions, and settlement). Referred to Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn. (Signed by Judge George B. Daniels on 1/22/2020) (jwh) (Entered: 01/22/2020)
01/30/2020 101 ORDER: On January 22, 2020, the Honorable George B. Daniels referred this matter to my docket for general pretrial matters. A conference to discuss the scheduling issues raised in the parties’ January 15, 2020 Letter is scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 219, Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. (Scheduling Conference set for 2/10/2020 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 219, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn on 1/30/2020) (ras) (Entered: 01/30/2020)



To be continued….




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