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    Those ^^ were about the only three words he's put together in the last 5 years that had the semblance of grammatical sense to them.

    Unfortunately they were the wrong words at the wrong time -- and have shown that he is a man who uses words to little good effect.

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    Did Mr. Suson ever get that 501(c)3 clearance for his operation?

    Six years on and the website shows no indication that he has. No links to Annual Reports. Nothing.

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    Looking back at this "blast from the past" is a real eye opener. In retrospect, I regret calling this man an "opportunist", stating it public especially; I do not know enough about him or his organization to justify make such a harsh accusation. Post #58 - http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showth...ll=1#post89947

    And besides, I myself 'volunteer' my time on this forum - at least in part - for 'social network' marketing opportunities in the real estate & construction industries. Are we not all 'opportunists' in one way or another?

    So, that being said, I offer - at least - that soft retraction of my unwarrented insult.
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    There is a huge difference in making an upfront sales effort for a commercial activity vs. claiming the operation is a bona fide charitable organization.

    To claim the latter without offering proof or verification is indeed opportunistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Did Mr. Suson ever get that 501(c)3 clearance for his operation?

    Six years on and the website shows no indication that he has. No links to Annual Reports. Nothing.
    Well, there is this, but I am not sure that it was not there previously:

    Committee for Ground Zero Museum Workshop, Inc. is a New York State Non-Profit under section 402 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. Original documents on file with the State of New York and the State Education Department. This Museum is recognized as a 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to this Museum are deductible under section 170 of the Code. Committee for Ground Zero Museum Workshop, Inc.
    A public charity-- is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers and gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

    For more information, interested parties may call
    (212) 924-1040.
    Also, there is a banner on the site which continues to suggest he is the ...
    Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniform Firefighters Association (FDNY)...

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    And then there's this ...

    LINK to pdf of full MEMORANDUM OPINION

    Case 8:09-cv-03288-DKC
    Filed 09/22/10



    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

    GROUND ZERO MUSEUM WORKSHOP, et al

    v.


    WILLIAM WILSON


    Civil Action No. DKC 09-3288


    MEMORANDUM OPINION


    Presently pending and ready for review in this copyright infringement and breach of contract case is the motion of Plaintiffs Ground Zero Museum Workshop and Gary Marlon Suson to dismiss Defendant William Wilson’s counterclaims (Paper 10). The issues are fully briefed and the court now rules, no hearing being deemed necessary. Local Rule 105.6. For the following reasons, Plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss will be denied.

    I. Background

    Plaintiff Ground Zero Museum Workshop (“GZM”) is an alleged IRS 501(c)(3) organization created under the laws of the state of New York and located at 420 West 14th Street, Floor 2, New York, New York, 10014.1 (Paper 1 ¶ 1; Paper 8 ¶ 213). GZM opened as a museum in 2005 and exhibits photographs and artifacts from the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001. (Paper 1 ¶ 9). Plaintiff Gary Marlon Suson is the executive director and founder of GZM. (Id. at ¶ 10; Paper 8 ¶ 212). Mr. Suson is an off-Broadway actor and photographer who personally took many of the photographs on display at GZM. (Paper 1 ¶ 11). He resides in New York. (Id. at ¶ 2). Defendant William Wilson resides and works in Gaithersburg, Maryland. (Id. at ¶ 3). Defendant operates a business called Cart Designs, which provides secure “shopping cart” services for websites that allow the site owner to offer items for sale through a remotely hosted, customizable e-commerce shopping cart and a secure SSL Gateway to allow customers to make purchases via the Internet using credit or debit cards. (Paper 8 ¶¶ 219-220).

    Defendant visited GZM in 2007 and thereafter offered to assist Plaintiffs with some of the museum’s website-related services. (Paper 1 ¶ 16; Paper 8 ¶¶ 217-218). Specifically, Defendant offered to create a shopping cart for the online store and to design and configure a donations webpage. (Paper 1 ¶ 16; Paper 8 ¶¶ 219, 222). Defendant also arranged for a web hosting company, A-1 Hosting Services, to donate website hosting services to GZM. (Paper 1 ¶¶ 21-23; Paper 8 ¶ 223).

    The parties’ relationship began to deteriorate in the summer of 2009. Plaintiffs allege that the problems began when Defendant posted an unauthorized response to derogatory comments regarding GZM on the website tripadvisor.com. (Paper 1 ¶ 32). After Plaintiffs informed Defendant that his actions were unauthorized, he sent a formal email resigning from his duties and any association with GZM. (Paper 1 ¶¶ 33-36). Plaintiffs allege that Defendant thereafter made a number of harmful changes to the GZM website, including hiding or deleting pages and links and changing the access codes so that Plaintiffs could no longer access the website to make modifications. (Id. at ¶¶ 85-93). On September 14, 2009, counsel for Plaintiffs sent a cease and desist letter to Defendant via email. (Id. at ¶ 96).

    Defendant presents a different chronology. He alleges that Plaintiff Suson wrongly accused him of taking down the GZM website in June 2009 and that Plaintiffs ignored Defendant’s repeated requests for a copy of GZM’s application for non-profit tax-exempt status, prompting Defendant to terminate his services in August 2009. (Paper 8 ¶¶ 227-233). Defendant further asserts that after terminating his services, Plaintiffs refused to remove links to Defendant’s shopping cart page and other services hosted on Defendant’s server from the GZM website ...

    [...]

    In conclusion, Plaintiffs have failed to establish any justification for dismissal of Defendant’s counterclaims. Contrary to Plaintiffs’ assertion, the federal rules permit a party to plead inconsistent facts. Additionally, Defendant has provided an explanation of the differing assertions in his answer and counterclaims and demonstrated that they are not self-contradictory. Accordingly, Plaintiffs’ motion to dismiss Defendant’s counterclaims will be denied.

    /s/ DEBORAH K. CHASANOW
    United States District Judge

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    Based on THIS LETTER from the IRS (pdf), the "Committee for Ground Zero Museum Workshop Inc." was granted 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, effective January 5, 2007.

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    The gems hidden within the folds of this site never cease to amaze.

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    Hi Lofter,

    Gary Suson lost his case. Info can be found here:


    http://cam-scam.com

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    Also, there is a banner on the site which continues to suggest he is the ...
    Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniform Firefighters Association (FDNY)...

    More info can be found here:

    http://cam-scam.com/docs.htm

    http://cam-scam.com/appeal.htm

    The NY Post pieces are here: http://cam-scam.com/articles.htm

    **This site is available as an educational archive to those seeking academic information.**



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