Ed Magedson is currently facing criminal charges for his part in the posting of defamatory comments against State’s witnesses who had testified against convicted murderer Tracey Richter. The online posts were published in hopes to discredit these individuals. It is reported that Darren Meade, an employee of Ed Magedson, published the harassing and defamatory accusations about State’s witnesses at the direction of Tracey Richter and Anna Richter, Tracey Richter’s mother, by posting them as ‘complaints’ on www.ripoffreport.com. It is suspected that Darren Meade had hoped to use these defamatory postings to collect money from those defamed by charging them and other customers for the removal of such slanderous postings on the website. However, Darren Meade has alleged that it was Ed Magedson who directed him to post such complaints in exchange for promoting his work.
Below are some of the quotes taken from the Search Warrant Affidavit submitted by SAC County attorney to obtain evidentiary items that were in the possession of Anna Richter. It is believed that such information and evidence is now being used to charge Ed Magedson with conspiracy in connection with the 2011 murder trial of Tracey Richter, who was the ex-wife of one of Ripoff Report’s most vocal critics – Michael Roberts: