On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm EDT, I received a phone call from someone who claimed to be calling from the Franchise Tax Board of California. He stated that his name was “Steven” and he asked me for the four last digits of my social security number to confirm my identity. Instead of answering, I asked him what his last name was and he refused, saying, “I don’t give out last names.” I told him that I would communicate with them only in writing, and I then hung up the phone.
Approximately fifteen minutes later I received another call from a gentleman who identified himself as “Mr. Lopez,” stating that he was also from the California Franchise Tax Board. After pressuring him, he finally stated that his first name was “Emilio.” I told him that if he wanted to communicate with me that he would have to do it in writing, and then I hung up the phone. He persisted in calling me, and threatening me with financial sanctions, and I persisted in hanging up, until after speaking with him three or four times and requesting that he communicate in writing, I refused to answer the phone.
As I have stated on prior occasions, I wanted the communications in writing so that there would be no question about what was stated by either side. Furthermore, I have no proof that the person on the end of the line is who he says he is, or if that person is in the employ of the Franchise Tax Board of California.
The Franchise Tax Board came into my life in April 2009 as a consequence of my efforts on behalf of obtaining justice for Mike Nifong, with the sudden claim that I owed $455,000.00 plus in back taxes to the state of California from the years 1990, 1993, and 1996. I responded promptly in writing to all correspondence that I received, the last letter received on July 3, 2009. I mailed a response on July 5, 2009.
From July 3, 2009, until today, September 23, 2009, I had not heard from them.
There is no doubt that the powers that be in the state of North Carolina and the carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants are behind this bogus witch hunt. They are doing their best to try and silence a voice for justice in order to prevail in their efforts to make Mr. Nifong “pay every day for the rest of his life.”
The states of California and North Carolina are being taken for a ride, albeit in first class, by the carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants. It is high time for the state of California to cease and desist from its unwarranted harassment of a law abiding citizen, time for the state of North Carolina to accept responsibility for its egregious error in disbarring Mike Nifong (the only prosecutor to be disbarred by the North Carolina State Bar since its inception) and unilaterally and unconditionally reinstate his law license, and time for the carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants to cease with their hateful mischief and to dismiss all of their civil suits filed against individuals and entities in North Carolina.