The Husband and the Hacker: A Park Cities Divorce Gets Gets Weird, with Help from TheDirty.com

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The Oberheiden Law Firm, a "full-service international law firm" headquartered in Dallas, has a small problem. Someone has been hacking into the email account of the firm's founder and principal, Nick Oberheiden, and has been registering scads of fake domain names with plans to publish the communications -- all of them private, many covered by attorney-client privilege -- on the internet. The intent, the firm believes, is slander, pure and simple, a blatant attempt to discredit Oberheiden and drive away clients.

So, naturally, the firm is suing to stop the person it alleges is responsible: Sydney Oberheiden, Nick's wife.

The bizarre lawsuit was filed last week and hinges, to a certain degree, on an anonymous post about Sydney on the gossip web site TheDirty.com. It's the first thing that pops up when you Google her name. She's a heartless gold-digger now on her third husband, it explains, with much nastier stuff offered up in the comments.

It's the type of bile anyone with a shred of decency wouldn't wish upon their worst enemy. Sydney would have preferred for the post to be taken down altogether, but that's not how The Dirty operates, at least not without a court order. So, according to the lawsuit, Sydney, hoping to limit the site's exposure, contacted a friend of a friend, a 28-year-old Uptown resident who runs a one-man SEO firm. For $8,000 per month, he agreed to get the post knocked to the second page of Google search results.

That was all arranged over the phone. They first met on May 24, after two or three weeks of phone calls, at Sydney's Park Cities home. And that's when things apparently began to get weird.

When the SEO guy arrived, he spotted guns on the table, according to a deposition he gave in the lawsuit. Two or three, possibly loaded but definitely real. "The engagement was very uncomfortable for me because there were weapons sitting out, and I just had never seen business done that way," he said.

It didn't help that Sydney held one of the guns for the duration of their meeting, handling it casually, occasionally waving the barrel so it passed across his torso. Nick had just filed for divorce, she explained, and she was preparing to take the guns to a neighbor's for safekeeping.

Being a professional, the SEO guy shrugged the incident off and went about the job he'd been hired to do. He began registering websites using variations on Sydney's name and was relatively successful. For a time, at least, The Dirty was knocked down several slots in the Google search results, though it later resurfaced.

By then, though, the mission had changed. Two days after their first meeting, Sydney told the consultant that she no longer cared about the website. She had more important things to worry about, namely a jealous ex whom she feared had raided and bugged her home and might come after her. She needed someone to stay with her, protect her. She had paid the SEO guy a lot of money, she reminded him.

He refused, but Sydney persisted. She called every day, often several times, which was one reason his girlfriend left him -- the other being the time he was four hours late to pick her up at the airport. At one point she showed up to his house, demanding to be let in. He refused until she told him through the door that Nick was kidnapping their daughter, a toddler, and taking her to Germany, where his parents live.


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DennisGM
DennisGM

09/25/2012
 ALL OTHER DISPOSITIONS (Judicial Officer: RAGGIO, LORRAINE) 
Vol./Book 411I, Page 915,  1 pages      

OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS 07/23/2012  

ORIGINAL PETITION (OCA)07/23/2012  

ISSUE CITATION07/23/2012  

ISSUE TRO AND NOTICE07/23/2012  

CITATION ATTY/CMOBERHEIDEN, SYDNEY 

Served 07/23/2012

Returned07/24/201207/23/2012  

CASE FILING COVER SHEET07/27/2012  

AMENDED PETITION1ST07/30/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 7/27/12 (SYDNEY OBERHEIDEN) PPS TENDER FEE $1107/31/2012  

MOTION - COMPEL07/31/2012  MOTION - PROTECT

08/01/2012  MOTION - MISCELLANOUSXPEDITD/DISCVRY08/01/2012  

AMENDED PETITION TRO/TEMP/PERM/INJUCTN08/01/2012  

BOND FILED 08/01/2012  NOTICEATTY/CMOBERHEIDEN, SYDNEY Served 08/01/2012 Returned08/03/201208/01/2012  

MOTION - CONSOLIDATEW/DF121003708/02/2012  

ORDER - TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERVol./Book 411I, Page 339,  3 pages08/02/2012  


DennisGM
DennisGM

ORDER - MISC.EXPEDITED DISCOVERYVol./Book 411I, Page 340,  1 pages08/03/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP D/T ISSUED EXEC 8/1/12 (SYDNEY OBERHEIDEN) PPS TENDER FEE $1108/03/2012  

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERFORGOT TO COMPLETE TRO CONTACTED ATTY W/INFOOBERHEIDEN, SYDNEY Served 08/03/2012 Returned 08/07/2012 08/03/2012  

OBJECTION EXPARTE ORDER08/07/2012  

MOTION - COMPEL EMERGENCY 08/08/2012  

Motion - Compel  (10:00 AM) (Judicial Officers MCFARLIN, SHERYL, RAGGIO, LORRAINE)08/08/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUS IMMEDIATE/PRODUCTN/TURNOVR08/08/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUS DEALTH PENALTY SANCTNS INTENTIONL DESTRUCTN 08/08/2012  

ORDER - COMPEL Vol./Book 411I, Page 471,  1 pages08/09/2012  

Motion - Compel  (10:00 AM) (Judicial Officer MCFARLIN, SHERYL)08/09/2012  

ORDER - MISC. IMMEDIATE PRODUCTION, TURMOVER AND EXTEND TROVol./Book 411I, Page 467,  5 pages08/13/2012  

ORIGINAL ANSWER - GENERAL DENIAL 08/14/2012  

MOTION - COMPEL 2ND EMERGENCY08/14/2012  

MOTION - EMERGENCY INSPECT08/15/2012  

Motion - Compel  (11:00 AM) (Judicial Officers MCFARLIN, SHERYL, RAGGIO, LORRAINE)30 MIN JAMES BELL 972/788-140008/14/2012Reset by Court to 08/15/201208/17/2012  

BRIEF FILED ASSERTION OF 5TH AMENDMENT 08/20/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUSINCAMERA INSPECTION08/20/2012  

MOTION - PROTECT & QUASH 08/20/2012  

BRIEF FILED ASSERTION 5TH AMENDMENT 08/20/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUS SPOILAZATION 08/20/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/17/12 (CHRISTY RILEY) PPS TENDER FEE $1008/20/2012  

AMENDED PETITION SUPPL08/20/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUS STAY08/20/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/17/12 (CHRISTY RILEY0 PPS TENDER FEE $1108/21/2012  

MOTION - COMPEL08/21/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUSEXPIEDITED DISCOVERY08/22/2012 

Motion - Compel  (3:00 PM) (Judicial Officers MCFARLIN, SHERYL, RAGGIO, LORRAINE)5th amend08/22/2012  

RESPONSEREPLY TO P/BRIEF OF ASSERTION08/22/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/21/12 PPS TENDER FEE $1008/22/2012  RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/21/12 ( CHRISTY RILEY) PPS08/22/2012  RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/21/12 PPS TENDER FEE $1008/22/2012  RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/21/12 (SYDNEY OBERHEIDEN) PPS TENDER FEE $1008/24/2012  

Motion - Compel  (10:30 AM) (Judicial Officers MCFARLIN, SHERYL, RAGGIO, LORRAINE)in camera inspection08/24/2012 

ORDER - MISC.INSPECTIONVol./Book 411I, Page 572,  8 pages08/27/2012  

DennisGM
DennisGM

MISCELLANOUS EVENTAPPEAL AJ DEC - CC REC'D08/27/2012  

RETURN OF SERVICE1 ATTY SUBP ISSUED EXEC 8/23/12 (FRED MCDONALD, IV) COLLIN CO TENDER FEE $1008/27/2012  

ORDER - TEMPORARY INJUNCTIONVol./Book 411I, Page 643,  3 pages08/29/2012  CANCELED   

Temporary Injunction  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer RAGGIO, LORRAINE)REQUESTED BY ATTORNEY/PRO SEparties entered into an agreed TI08/14/2012Reset by Court to 08/14/201208/14/2012Reset by Court to 08/15/201208/15/2012Reset by Court to 08/29/201208/29/2012Reset by Court to 08/29/201209/04/2012  

RESPONSETO M/CONSOLIDATE09/04/2012  

MOTION - PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENTCC REC'D09/04/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUSDISQUALIFY09/04/2012  

MOTION - MISCELLANOUSSHOW AUTHORITY09/06/2012  

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE09/06/2012  

MOTION - STRIKE09/10/2012  CORRESPONDENCE - LETTER TO FILE09/10/2012  RETURNED MAILCHARLES W. SARTAIN09/13/2012  

ORDER - MEDIATIONVol./Book 411I, Page 770,  1 pages09/13/2012  

ORDER - MISC.IN CAMERA REVIEWVol./Book 411I, Page 771,  1 pages09/14/2012  

Appeal of Associate Judge Ruling  (3:30 PM) (Judicial Officer RAGGIO, LORRAINE) 

Appeal of AJ Ruling & In-camera inspection (45 min)

09/07/2012Reset by Court to 09/14/201209/14/2012

Reset by Court to 09/14/201209/14/2012  

ORDER - DENY APPEAL AJVol./Book 411I, Page 767,  1 pages09/17/2012  

SCHEDULING ORDERVol./Book 411I, Page 807,  2 pages09/20/2012  

NOTICE OF APPEAL OF AJ 09/21/2012  

RULE 1109/21/2012  

NOTICE OF HEARING / FIAT 09/24/2012  

NOTE - CLERKSRULE 11 TO ADMIN09/26/2012  

ORDER - ABATEVol./Book 411I, Page 922,  1 pages10/15/2012  CANCELED   

Appeal of Associate Judge Ruling  (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer RAGGIO, LORRAINE)CASE CLOSED30 MIN10/22/2012  CANCELED   

MOTION HEARING  (1:30 PM) (Judicial Officer RAGGIO, LORRAINE)REQUESTED BY ATTORNEY/PRO SEMOVED TO 10/15/1008/19/2013  CANCELED   

Non Jury Trial  

(9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer RAGGIO, LORRAINE)CASE CLOSED Financial Information               

PLAINTIFF THE OBERLAW FIRM  

Total Financial Assessment 280.00   

Total Payments and Credits 280.00   

Balance Due as of 01/09/2013 0.00      

 07/23/2012  Transaction Assessment   252.000 

7/23/2012  Transaction Assessment   24.0007/23/2012  

PAYMENT (CASE FEES) Receipt # 42326-2012-DCLK 

OBERLAW FIRM (280.00)08/01/2012  Transaction Assessment   4.00      

noSALGANIKSOLUTION
noSALGANIKSOLUTION

OMG bwaahahahahaahaha!!!!  I know this (very homosexual!) loser SEOguy, JOSH SALGANIK (WWW.SALGANIKSOLUTIONS.COM )—he is a hot mess likenothing I’ve ever known.  Think the disaster factor of Lindsay Lohan.Breed that with the aggression a pit bull can  display.  Oh, and don’tforget to sprinkle on some Heath Ledger---Josh Salganik does more drugsthan anyone I have ever seen in real life, probably anyone I’ve evereven seen in movies…..there is literally a box of syringes on hiskitchen counter and he takes OxyContin like it’s candy!!  The guy is atrainwreck—drowning in lawsuits and debt (from owing every single personhe knows anywhere from $5 to $50,000 to not being able to swing theminimum payments on his enormous credit card balances).   

This loser used to spend all of his money on drugs and then complain about how hisrich stepdad (who Josh claims is an idiot yet also says he is thepresident or something at Baylor) or his real dad, ROBERT SALGANIK (someeye doctor, I mean eye glasses maker, in Waco) won’t help him withanything.  He’s a total mama’s boy, but Josh’s mom, Ellen Simon, ofSTRESS & HAPPINESS CENTER OF DALLAS blew all of her money, Joshsaid.  He told me that Ellen got a huge settlement from Robert Salganik,of SalganikVision Group, by claiming that Robert Salganik was gay!! Sheeven got custody of the kids with this lie, and this woman issupposedlya counselor!!  Actually, I heard that, after her own lawsuits, thatnearly bankrupted her, Ellen either lost her license or is about to andthat she now calls herself a “life coach.”  The whole family is a joke.Don’t even get me started on his siblings. Of course he refused any advances from a woman…..  JOSH SALGANIK IS GAY!!  

Josh acts straight, because he's a liar.  I met him from his best friend'sgay uncle, and even the uncle doesn't know that Josh is gay!!!  If Joshhas ever gotten it up for a girl, it must be from hypnosis techniqueshis weirdo mom, ELLEN SIMON (WWW.DALLASTHERAPY.NET)!!!     When I firstmet Josh, he was pretty hot---well, hot if you put a bag over his head.In recent months, his face, shoulders, and back look like a pizza. Nokidding, there is visible puss on his face now, horrifying!!  I haven’tseen acne like his since high school.   Now that I think about it more,he does have a great body......with all of the steroids.  He couldprobably be a model....for Accutane---but only the “before” pics.  So disgusting,so disgusting now there is not a chance any decent looking girl wouldtry to hook up with him.  A year ago, maybe.  Now, not a chance.  Andcertainly not a girl with even mildly discerning taste inanything.....we are talking about a gay, roid-raging con-man whosenicest suit is second-hand from Men's Warehouse and carries around a cupfor spitting tobacco.  In any case, the girl would have been toonauseated from the acne puss before she could even make it down to the"gluteus maximus"  Bwwawaaa.  So so nasty.

Be careful people! JOSH SALGANIK IS A THIEF AND A CON-MAN and one with a hot temper.  

Hewas fired by a SEO client in June 2012 and was laughing that he hadhacked into the client’s email account as “punishment”.  Josh was alsobragging this summer about some rich single mom, a client he knew from afriend, who was getting divorced.  Salganik said she was a bleedingheart idiot---that he could just recite his boohoo sob story about howno one cares about him, how down and out he is, that his car is gettingrepossessed or he’s going to get evicted…..and she would insist thatthey go to the bank and she would lend him cash.  I guess this isher…..she probably got fed up and realized he is a con-man and this isJosh’s retaliation to punish her too.....HE IS EXTREMELY VINDICTIVE. 

Another funny thing is, Josh Salganik is part owner in a company thatregisters domains. He was bragging about how he registered thesewebsites and was going to extort money from the attorney husband....Joshsaid he has tons of juicy things about him.  

I stopped hooking up with Josh because I noticed a trend of credit card fraud linked to times we’dhang out.  As a test, I had a brand new card that had not been used.Six days after the last time Josh slept over, he proved that he is atotal scum.  Three charges showed up, and that liar denied it.  Gag. 

I can’t believe I hooked up with this nasty person.  I’m throwing up inmy mouth just thinking about him.  ***Going to go take a bath inClorox***

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

But, since they are rich, they are 'eccentric', and therefore immune from standard strictures...

texasdave601
texasdave601

this is the most lurid thing I've read on UP. Meanwhile, at City Hall.....

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

The SEO guy is the perfect example of what people will do if there is enough money.

JSSS
JSSS

I would like to offer my services to Ms. Oberheiden. As a true Texan, I am fine with the open display of loaded weapons. I am happy to offer my bodyguard services, will take off more than my shirt when I get into bed, am perfectly fine with you playing with my genitals or my butt (who says gluteus maximus anyway?), and am happy to let you create fake websites using my name.

robbysalz
robbysalz

"Gets Gets Weird" Gets Weird*

Sam Cavanaugh
Sam Cavanaugh

The problem with trophy wives is you have to keep them polished or they turn ugly really quickly . . .

MikeDunlap
MikeDunlap

Child murder, suicides, child porn operations, SEO-at-gunpoint...Keep up the great summer, Park Cities.

Joshstruckoutagain
Joshstruckoutagain

The Park Cities do Crazy well. Don't believe the computer geek didn't hit it, either.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

LOL   SEO guy let her stay at his place even though she constantly plated with his cock? Something doesn't seem right here. 

anonymous
anonymous

Completely agree with you. This guy is one of the most creepy guys I know, from a distance. He is a "hacker for hire" , not only for sydney, but his clients. He is crazy, once telling a friend of mine about a large box shipped to him. She asked him what was in the box. With a completely straight face he replied: " a Dead body". From all that I have learned since then, it wouldn't surprise me if it was true. His client list is fake and after all of his scandals will likely decrease significantly. If you know anone who knows this F*%@@ tell them to stay far, far away! If you hooked up with him and he stole your credit card, I hope you filed a police report. More charges to come!

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

 @GuitarPlayer his complaints seem false.  Not that crazy bitches aren't better avoided.  Hell Manson was prolly trying to get rid of those crazy bitches and told them to go murder someone.  Poor fellow was probably as shocked as anyone. 

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