LegalMatch Founder in Trouble?

I thought I was done talking about LegalMatch (see here, here, and here, and here) but several readers e-mailed me with news that LegalMatch’s Founder and CEO, Dmitry Shubov was indicted. Here is the story from the AP:

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of an Internet-based service that matches lawyers with clients was indicted for allegedly hacking into the voicemail system of an Irvine competitor and deleting messages.

Dmitri Shubov, 31, of San Francisco was charged with three counts of unlawful access to store communications and one count of making false statements, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Stolper said Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Shubov is the founder of, which matches lawyers with potential clients, Stolper said, and one of his competitors is Shubov allegedly telephoned the company, used an access code to hear messages and then deleted them, Stolper said.

He also allegedly lied to FBI agents about the activity during an interview earlier this year, Stolper said.

At least he won’t have any problems finding a good lawyer.

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