Jewelry CEO Charged With Forging Judge's Signature, Orders

Law360, Los Angeles (April 19, 2017, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The head of a Manhattan sapphire jewelry company has been charged with forging court orders and a federal judge’s signature in order to get Google to de-index negative links from company-related search results, according to a criminal complaint unsealed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday.

Michael Arnstein, president of The Natural Sapphire Company, won an October 2012 default judgment against a former company website designer and software developer in which U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan ordered the removal of 54 planted and allegedly defamatory reviews of...
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