Snopes Confirms "Internet Rumor" that Shawn Lucas, who served Fraud Complaint on DNC, is Dead
Shawn Lucas, the man who served process on the DNC (i.e., a copy of the complaint and other associated pleadings required by court rules) regarding a class action lawsuit alleging fraud against Bernie sanders contributors by the DNC and DWS, has been confirmed dead by Snopes.
Odd that no major media outlet looked into this story. Snopes reported on it because they initially saw it as an "internet rumor" that required exposure as a hoax or confirmation as true. Well, I guess we can stop calling it a rumor at least.
The rumor spread on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter, where many users were concerned that Lucas' death may have been connected to his role as the process server for the DNC lawsuit. Some versions asserted Lucas was the "lead attorney" on the case, but we were unable to corroborate that claim. Lucas was named in a motion [PDF] filed on 22 July 2016 by the DNC, seeking to dismiss the suit on partial grounds of improper service.
We contacted Lucas' employer on 4 August 2016 to ask whether there was any truth to the rumor. According to an individual with whom we spoke at that company, Shawn Lucas died on 2 August 2016. The audibly and understandably shaken employee stated that interest in the circumstances of Lucas' death had prompted a number of phone calls and other queries, but the company had not yet ascertained any details about Lucas' cause of death and were unable to confirm anything more than the fact he had passed away.
Another link from, to me a heretofore unknown news outlet: http://www.morningnewsusa.com/shawn-lucas-confirmed-dead-found-lying-on-...
No other traditional media outlet shows up on Google with coverage of this story, not even his hometown paper. Go run a Google search on his name. You would think there is some kind of media blackout or something, but that would obviously be tin foil hat territory that we should not go into. #snark
Video of Mr. Lucas, before his death, serving the complaint at the offices of the DNC on July 1, 2016.