MEMO TO: Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. "Red" Beckman FROM: Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Counselor at Law DATE: June 24, 1996 SUBJECT: People v. United States et al. We were granted our continuance, until July 22, 1996. A long time ago, I helped the Crow Nation negotiate a new coal extraction lease and, when we were done, the Chief's son invited Me to tour the reservation on horse back. I learned only years later how important an offer that was. I am told that the supernatural is a regular occurrence at certain sacred sites. So, when I come up to Jordan to brief the Garfield County judge on the limits of federal jurisdiction, I would love to swing by the Crow Nation and find the Chief's son, who is likely to be the Chief now, and take him up on his offer. Of course, I will need to make contact before hand. Would you be willing to be the liaison, and to join us, if and when they do permit Me to visit the Chief again? I can't wait to see if the strip mining deal We negotiated for them has made a difference in their tribal economy. Sincerely yours, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Counselor at Law email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://supremelaw.com # # # MEMO TO: Martin J. "Red" Beckman c/o P.O. Box 1544 Billings, Montana state Postal Zone 59103/tdc FROM: Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Counselor at Law DATE: October 16, 1996 SUBJECT: Unpaid Invoice and Other Problems By now, I hope you have received my 4-page Memo to Randy Parsons. In case you have not received a copy of it, I enclose a second copy for your information. Red, we may have a very big problem here. I hope the Memo is self-explanatory. I feel that I have been defrauded, the longer I must go without hearing anything at all from Randy in response to my invoice. Nor has Keven Entzel sent me any electronic mail ("email") in response to my invoice. If they do not pay me, this will be a very big blow to me, and to the people to whom I owe money (like my landlord, phone company, electric company, and so on). Just how well do you know Randy Parsons, anyway? I always ask myself, in these situations, if the people with whom I am working are deep cover operatives. Now that I have good reason to believe that The Freedom Center cannot, or will not, pay my invoice, I must examine the plausible hypothesis that Randy may, indeed, be a deep cover operative. Please keep this matter between us. I am not being paranoid here; just realistic. I cannot think of a better way to scuttle an excellent legal strategy, one which LeRoy and other defendants approved wholeheartedly, than to demoralize the lead counsel by stiffing him for almost 19 solid days of overtime (> $10,000 worth). This is very bad news for the freedom movement, and it does not bode well for all the people who have tried to support The Freedom Center and the people now in jail. Could you do some investigating for me, and report back to me privately by telephone? I will be happy to pay for the telephone call. Also, there is equipment at Rudy's house which belongs to me, including an Iomega 100 megabyte external disk drive, 7 x 10- megabyte cartridge disks, a "LEGAL MAIL" stamp, legal books (a Black's Law Dictionary, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure), office scissors, and some miscellaneous papers. I am very sorry to bother you with this problem, but I cannot think of a better person to intervene and/or perform some voluntary arbitration to resolve this matter. Randy had been very interested in the story I told him about my experiences with Elizabeth Broderick and her associates, but he was also quite non-committal. I was also very suspicious when "Dick and Charley" showed up and interrupted our work flow for 4 solid days. The Memo goes into that episode in some detail. I know that we had some serious personality differences (Keven, Morley and I), but I do not think it would be fair to "punish" me for those differences, by refusing to pay me my due for working 18.5 straight days of overtime, not when several of the prisoners, including LeRoy, were so impressed with the work I was doing for them. The bottom line for me is that I cannot, and will not, return to The Freedom Center, unless they can pay the invoice in full, and finish the basement bedroom before I return there. I cannot work in a construction zone, as I have explained in the Memo. Moreover, Al Vershoot had everyone convinced that I should move up to Billings permanently, and bring along my valuable computers and other peripherals (late model laser printer, scanner, modems, power supplies, keyboards, 17" Sony monitors, and all related software). After seeing a big cigarette burn in Keven's keyboard, I am very apprehensive that similar damage will occur to the tools of my trade, and I do not believe that they have either the insurance or the financial resources to replace or repair such damage. Please help us in any way you can to work through these problems, Red. We will all be most grateful to you, because everyone respects you so much up there. Sincerely yours, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Counselor at Law and federal witness c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776 Tucson, Arizona state Postal Zone 85719/tdc email: email@example.com website: http://supremelaw.com # # #
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