Inmate Sued for Suing Stevie Wonder, 3,799 Others
Feds want flood of frivolous suits to end
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2010 1:42 AM CDT
Updated Sep 19, 2010 8:28 AM CDT
Riches, 33, the Zeus of suits, has been passing his time in jail by filing thousands of lawsuits.   (Bureau of Prisons)

(Newser) – Federal inmate Jonathan Lee Riches has sued Stevie Wonder. He's sued George W. Bush. He's sued Michael Vick and Martha Stewart. He's sued the philosopher Plato and the ex-planet Pluto. Riches has filed more than 3,800 lawsuits while in jail—many of them against people or entities that can't be sued—and now he's being sued himself by federal officials seeking to stop the flood of frivolous lawsuits, the AP reports.

Riches—who calls himself the "Zeus of lawsuits"—has filed suits in nearly every jurisdiction in the country since being jailed almost a decade ago for an online credit card scam. Federal officials want the Bureau of Prisons to block his outgoing mail or have a court employee designated to determine whether the lawsuits are frivolous before they are filed. (To read about other lawsuits of the weird, click here.)

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Sep 20, 2010 12:02 PM CDT
Wow! He is one smart dude! I'll bet he's a millionaire at least. Oh, wait. He's an inmate in a federal prison.
Sep 19, 2010 11:04 PM CDT
Right...let's sue a man with nothing to lose to get him to stop something that can't legally be stopped.
Sep 19, 2010 3:57 PM CDT
You can't limit this man's freedom! Oh wait...yes you can. Here's a tip. Don't give him stamps.