Update: Zuckerberg Covertly Sues Hawaiians in Forced Land Grab for His Walled Compound #WallsWork
Guest post by Bright Start News
Facebook founder and CEO, Lord Mark Zuckerberg, is suspected of covertly suing native Hawaiians in a forced land grab.
Previously, Zuckerberg had been overtly suing the islanders:
From The Star Advertiser:
Close to a dozen small parcels within Zuckerberg’s Kauai estate are owned by kamaaina families who have rights to traverse the billionaire’s otherwise private domain.
Now the Facebook CEO is trying to enhance the seclusion of his property by filing several lawsuits aimed at forcing these families to sell their land at a public court auction to the highest bidder.
The legal action known as “quiet title and partition” isn’t uncommon in Hawaii. Yet even with an order from a judge and financial compensation, forcing people to sell land that has been in their families for generations can be off-putting — especially when it’s driven by the sixth-richest person in the world.
Days after The Gateway Pundit reported on the story, Zuckerberg announced that he would drop his suit. But did he?
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 27, 2017
Now there is suspicion that all he really did was take HIS name off the suits. Zuckerberg is suspected of partnering with the only person left on the suit, to act as a shell purchaser of the land. If this is true, it represents a new low in the multi-billionaire’s willingness to outright lie and manipulate to get what he wants.
Of course, he didn’t entirely give up, writing in a Facebook post at the time: “We are working with a professor of native Hawaiian studies and long time member of this community, who is participating in this quiet title process with us.”
Which brings us to Carlos Andrade, a retired Hawaiian studies professor, who owns 27 percent of the four parcels we’ve gathered to tour. He’s the great-grandchild of Manuel Rapozo, a Portuguese immigrant who bought the properties in 1894. Andrade, who is part Hawaiian through other ancestors, wrote in an email that he lived on and cultivated the parcels with his immediate family starting in the 1970s.
After Zuckerberg dropped his suits, Andrade remained the sole plaintiff on the quiet title lawsuit over the four parcels, and two years since the controversy started, a judge has ordered the auction of the lands. His attorney told me he “fully intends to bid” at the auction. Andrade did not directly address the question as to whether he was being paid by Zuckerberg, but noted that “I pursue these actions of my own volition.”