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DOJ_Brief--03-24-2005 1d

DOJ_Brief--03-24-2005 1d

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Cataldi &AssociatesAirWebCommunications
Request for Formal Investigation
AirWeb Communications & C&A Vs. Time Warner 
03-24-2005
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03-24-2005
Request for formal, criminal, antitrust investigation; investigation and discovery
Preparedfor theAntitrust Division of theU.S. Department of Justice- New York City(preparedwithout theaidof legalcounsel)Regardingthematters arisingout of theprovisioningof thededicated lease lineinterconnectingAirWebCommunicationsfacilitieslocatedat 60 Hudsonand620 Isham:
Cataldi & Associates, Inc. (d/b/a AirWeb Inwood, AirWeb Communications)and Mr. James A. Cataldi, Mr. Vincent J. Cataldi, Dr. Horace A. Cataldi PhD – Chem. Engr.Vs.TimeWarner Cable of New York City- Commercial Services d/b/a Road Runner Soho - Commercial Services, located at, or conducting operations out of AOL -7
th
floor at 120 East 23
rd
Street, NYC, and their implicated and controlling affiliates, including,ServiceCo’s d/b/a Road Runner Soho, Road Runner, or Road RunnerHolding (VA), AOL Holding (VA), AOL/TWC and others.Cogent Communications, Comm.NY-NJ Wholesale Internet provider Carrier-Class Cross-ConnectTelexVOIP FabricNational & InternationalSIP 2.0 TelephoneTimeWarnerCableof NewYork CitySecure-RedundantSelf-managed dedicated leased lineCataldi & Associates, Inc.
2516East Menlo Boulevard.Milwaukee,Wisconsin.53211620 IshamStreet,NewYork10034
An AirWeb Communications Initiative
Tomorrow’s premier value-addedcommunications provider.
Telex Co-location FacilityTenancyLocation @9th Floor(rack)60 Hudson -620 IslamWholesale e-commerce, Internet &local and international phoneexchange interconnectivityMeet-Me Room & Patch PanelSemi-annual ConventionsDiscount Telephone ProvisioningPoint-to-Point Leased-Line Project
 
Cataldi &AssociatesAirWebCommunications
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AirWeb Communications & C&A Vs. Time Warner 
03-24-2005
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER1: INTRODUCTIONTOFEDERAL COMPLAINT..............................................................................................................................3CHAPTER2: REQUESTFOR INVESTIGATIONAND DISCOVERY.................................................................................................................7CHAPTER3: COMPLAINT SUMMARY..............................................................................................................................................................8CHAPTER 4: TWC‘BAIT & SWITCHOPERATIONSSUMMARY................................................................................................................... 16CHAPTER 5: TWC‘BAIT & SWITCHOPERATIONSBREAKDOWN.............................................................................................................. 17CHAPTER 6: RESTRUCTURETRANSACTIONS- ELIMINATEANTI-COMPETITIVEEFFECTS.................................................................. 20CHAPTER 7: AIRWEBTIMEWARNERAGREEMENT SUMMARY............................................................................................................... 21CHAPTER 8: KEYTIMEFRAMES................................................................................................................................................................... 22APPENDIX (A) - DOCUMENTCHANGE SUMMARY...................................................................................................................................... 31APPENDIX (B) - IMPACT ONNYCTELECOMMUNICATIONSMARKETS..................................................................................................... 33APPENDIX (C) - LEGALENVIRONMENT........................................................................................................................................................ 34APPENDIX (D) - CATALDI& ASSOCIATES, NEW YORKCITY BUSINESS HISTORY................................................................................. 37APPENDIX (E) - LETTERSOF INTENT........................................................................................................................................................... 40APPENDIX (F) - AWCUPTOWNWIRELESSBUILD....................................................................................................................................... 41APPENDIX (G) - NEIGHBORHOOD-PORTAL SERVICEOFFERING............................................................................................................. 43APPENDIX (H) - RATESAND FEES.................................................................................................................................................................. 44APPENDIX (I) - PARTIES IDENTIFIED.............................................................................................................................................................. 45APPENDIX (J) - ANALYSISOF‘TWCCOVER LETTER’ – AUGUST 31
ST
2004............................................................................................... 47APPENDIX (K) - COVERLETTERSFROM DR. HORACE CATALDI ANDMR. JAMES CATALDI................................................................... 50APPENDIX (L) - BACKGROUND INFORMATIONFOUNDONINTERNET...................................................................................................... 57APPENDIX (K) - COMMPORTAL: SOURCECODEFORWIREFRAUD #2..................................................................................................... 61APPENDIX (L) - DOWNLOAD-SPEEDTEST - SOURCECODEFORWIREFRAUD#1.................................................................................. 65
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Cataldi &AssociatesAirWebCommunications
Request for Formal Investigation
AirWeb Communications & C&A Vs. Time Warner 
03-24-2005
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Chapter1: IntroductiontoFederalComplaint
In ourjudgment, overthe past 14 months, Time Warner Cable of NewYork and others including “ServiceCo”d/b/a “RoadRunner”or “Road RunnerHolding”(TWC), engaged in criminal conduct, including at least one felony, against AirWebCommunications (AWC), a division of Cataldi and Associates, Inc. (C&A).Directlyarising fromorinextricablylinked to this criminal predatoryconduct, TWCcommitted a series of successivediscriminatory, antitrust and exclusionary acts against AWCand C&A, which relate to Time Warner(Time Warner/AOL), and“ServiceCo d/b/a Road Runneror Road Runner’s Holding”(SC)unlawfullymaintaining orextending TimeWarner’s subsidiary’smonopolypower, and SC’s market power(pre-existing AOL Mergerarrangement)in “Local Internet Access, Service andContent”and “Digital TV Network and Local Access, Operations and Programming”. TimeWarnerand SCalso attempts toillegallydominate the newlyemerging “NewYork State Telephone” and “Wireless”Markets.We believe that TWCviolated the Sherman Act, unlawfullymaintaining monopolypowerin the above referenced markets inAWC’s Region bystalking, legallyentrapping (byrelying on forgeries and mail fraud and interstate wire artifices)then denyingAWCreasonable access to, (and yet billing out for, nowover$75,000.00 and on-going) network facilities over which TWChas amonopoly. AWCseeks to provide internet access, telephone and related wireless network (and wireless programming andentertainment)operations and services in competition with TWC, and that ourservice packages are superiorin price andperformance to TWC's competing services. However, because AWC's market entryand service offerings pose a real threat toTWC's monopolypowerin the Local Internet Access and Telephone Markets in the TWCRegions which AWCattempts to enter,TWChas engaged in a wide varietyof unlawful, exclusionaryand anticompetitive acts which relyon or arise fromcriminal andfraudulent acts, with the intent and inevitable effect of injuring, thwarting oreliminating AWCas an actual orpotential competitor.TWC’s malicious behaviorisdetrimental to AWC, and residents and workers of New York City, Southern NewYork State, andNorthern NewJersey.TWCcontrols the facilities which TWClegallyentrapped AWC into, however refuses to give promised access. TWCcould havegranted AWCaccess to these facilities and, indeed, promised to do so. AWCand TWCentered into an interconnectionagreement, as required bythe Telecommunications Act of 1996. But, TWCacted with the intent to maintain and extend itsmonopolypower and position in the above referenced markets, and continues to legallyentrap AWCinto a fraudulentinterconnection agreement, billing AWCforfraudulent services (denial of service at 15 sites)and deny AWCaccess to promisedparts of TWC’s network that AWCrequires to provide its services.We have identified numerous ways TWChas engaged inanticompetitive conduct; much of our case goes well beyond duties imposed bythe Telecommunications Act of 1996 and TWC'sfailures to meet them. As a result of TWC's actions, AWCalleges, "competition in the relevant markets has been injured”, AWChas been damaged, and TWCcontinues to dominate these markets to the detriment of consumers and competition. We contendthat this course of conduct violates Section 2 of the Sherman Act at a minimum.Because the antitrust and exclusionaryconduct and associated discriminatorybehavioris directlyarising fromthis criminalconduct orinextricablylinked to this criminal conduct, we believe that AWC’s allegations against TWCshould be considered as'freestanding antitrust claims'outside the coverage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Thus, although we are not preciselyclearas to the standard that would applyto AWC’s complaint, we believe that our criminal antitrust claimshould not bedismissed, and a formal DOJ Criminal Antitrust investigation should commence because ourclaim is not inextricablylinked to theclaims underthe “Telecommunications Act of 1996”in our judgment, and therefore should be "'divorced fromthe 1996 Actcontext'" and be “freestanding". We believe that AWC’s antitrust claims are not "barred bythe 1996 Act as construed and appliedin the Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Goldwasser v. Ameritech Corp., 222 F.3d 390 (7th Cir. 2000). AWCseeksdamages, and injunctive relief.(NOTE: Regarding the claims against SC, Road Runner Commercial Services are clearly, directlyand 100%secretly(with100% denial on the part of TWC)involved and inextricablylinked to the case, as we have strong circumstantial evidence that TWorTime WarnerTelecomis closelyimplicated in the case. In our reasoned, informed judgment, afterextensive analysis of thetwo wire fraud artifices (along with an extensive amount of otherevidence) we are confident that SCis directlyinvolved, andtherefore the claims against SCshould be “divorced by 1996 Act context”and “free standing”, even if Time Warner Cable of NewYork’s “direct antitrust claims”are found to be barred bythe 1996 Act), in our judgment.)

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