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04-06-2009, 09:07 AM
Matthew Simpson
Core IP Networks LLC

Dear Customers,

Today at 6:00am, the FBI conducted an unwarranted early morning raid
of our 2323 Bryan Street Datacenters, on the 7th and 24th floors.

I received a phone call at 6:05am from our NOC that the entire network
was powered off. I called Capstar Commercial and TELX, our landlord,
and was told that the FBI was in the datacenter with a search and
seizure warrant. I asked that the agent in charge call me immediately.

I received a call 15 minutes later from FBI Agent Allyn Lynd. Mr. Lynd
would not tell me why he raided our datacenter or what he was looking
for. He also accused me of hiding inside my house in Ovilla, Texas. I
was actually in Phoenix, Arizona when this happened. I told him that,
and he told me that he was "getting the dogs" after me, and hung up on
me. I found out from an employee that there were 15 police cars and a
SWAT team at my home in Ovilla.

The FBI has seized all equipment belonging to our customers. Many
customers went to the data center to try and retrieve their equipment,
but were threatened with arrest.

Neither I, nor Core IP are involved in any illegal activities of any
kind. The only data that I have received thus far is that the FBI is
investigating a company that has purchased services from Core IP in
the past. This company does not even colocate with us anywhere, much
less 2323 Bryan Street Datacenter.

Currently nearly 50 businesses are completely without access to their
email and data. Citizen access to Emergency 911 services are being
affected, as Core IP's primary client base consists of telephone

If you run a datacenter, please be aware that in our great country,
the FBI can come into your place of business at any time and take
whatever they want, with no reason.

I can be reached for further comment at: mnsclec@...
Further information will be given as it becomes available.

Matthew Simpson
CEO, Core IP Networks, LLC
2323 Bryan Street, Dallas, Texas

2323 Bryan Street is the premier colocation, interconnection facility
in downtown Dallas, Texas. It is ideal for carriers and enterprise
customers seeking colocation and interconnection services. Making the
correct choice for colocation space involves having the best selection
of carriers available for interconnection at the TDM and fiber level;
availabilty and redundancy of power together with high quality
generator backup.

Telx acquired its facility at 2323 Bryan Street in December 2006. 2323
Bryan Street is one of the premier Internet gateways in North America
thus is ideal for peering. This facility offers a recently expanded
Meet Me Room Xchange Center.

04-06-2009, 10:36 AM

04-06-2009, 07:32 PM
It would be nice to know what fraud they are talking about.

Barry Morris
04-09-2009, 11:10 AM
Probably the same idiots who raided a company that makes wireless microphones, thinking they were building illegal surveilance devices.