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PREMOLAWFIRMPLLC
20CorporateWoodsBoulevardAlbany.NewYork12211Telephone:(518)436-8000Facsimile:(SIS)436-0659
October28,2011
Youle
C.
Smith,
III,
Esq.RensselaerTechnologyPark105JordanRoadTroy,New
York
12180-8376.Facsimilc:(518)
283.7649
andMail
Re:People
v.
McDonoughandLol'orio,IndexNo.235598
FurtherRequestforResignationofSDAandFederalInvestigationofMassiveVoterFraudandWrongfulProsecutionDear
Mr.
Smith:Itiswithgreatdismaythat
I
mustdiscussthetrulyappallingAugust3,201.1e-mailyousent(at5:06a.m.)tothetwoNYSPinvestigatorsassistingyourinvestigationofthesubjectvoterfraud,acopyofwhichisattached.
I
m,however,dutyboundtodiscloseittotheCourt,counselfor
Mr.
LoPortaand
Mr.
McDonough.Obviously,Mr.McDonough
will
movefordismissalofallchargesor,inthealternative,thatahearingbeconductedonthisandtheothermattersrecentlydiscussed,aswellasanorderdirectingtheimmediatedisclosureof
any
other
Brady
material,assoon
as
practicable.E-MailSentafterSDALearntheNYSPandFBIMet
with
McDonoughinRelationtoProbeofWrongfulProsecution
It
istrulyshockingthatyoupublishedthise-mailwithsuchbaselessconspiracytheoriesandallegationsofcriminaland/orunethicalconductagainstaFBISpecialAgent,myclientandme.Nonetheless,
it
isbelievedthatyoudidsothesamedayyoulearnedthatasupervisoryNYSPinvestigatorandFBISpecialAgentmetwithMr.McDonough,withoutyourknowledge,inrelationtotheirinvestigationof,amongotherthings,thisallegedwrongfulprosecution.
1.
ErroneousAssumptionMr.McDonoughMadeFalseAllegationsInthefirstparagraphofthatcommunication,youerroneouslyspeculate:
"Basedon
SA
McDonald's[sic}commentsyesterdayandthinkingback
011
commentsmadebyVandenbergontheradio,andbyCapt.Jamestome,IwouldassumethatMclionoughwasdebriefedbySAMcDonaldandimplicatedMcNallyinaconspiracywithMclnerneyto.wintheDA'sracein2007.All
 
McDonoughwouldhavetodo
is
saythatheoverheardMclnerneyandMcNallydiscussingthesame,andthatwouldbesufficientfortheFedstobringaconspiracyallegation
againstMclvally,I
alsoassumethatpresentlyMcDonaldhasnothingtocorroborateMcDonough'sallegation."
Facts:
Mr.
McDonoughnevermadeanysuchallegationagainsttheDistrictAttorney.Therefore,youcouldnothavehadanybasistomakethaterroneousassumptionandimpliedconspiracytheory.Mostimportantly,yoursecondassumption(i.e.
"thatpresentlyMaclronaldhasnothingtocorroborateMcironough'sallegation")
ispatentlycontradictoryandirreconcilablewiththeimplicationofyourfirstone(i.e.-
"Mr.
McDonoughfalselyimplicatedtheDistrictAttorney
in
aconspiracy).Simplyput,ifyoutrulythoughtthat
Mr.
McDonoughmadesuchafalseallegation,youwouldhaveexpected,notassumed,thatitcouldnotbecorroboratedatanytime,andnotonlythen.Perspective:Thesecommentsareverytellingbecausenoallegationwasevermade
in
thiscasethattheDistrictAttorneywasinvolvedinaconspiracytowinelectionin2007.Thus,itseemsyou
must
havehadsomereasontomakethatrandomcomment,i.e,eitherafactualbasistobelievethattheDistrictAttorneywasinvolvedinthe2007electionoramotivationforclaimingthatMr.McDonoughwouldhavemadethatallegation.Manyrelevantquestionsmustnowbeaskedandanswered.Forexample:"WhatdidCapt.JamesandtheFBISpecialAgentsaythatledyoutomaketheerroneousassumptionthat
Mr.
McDonoughfalselyallegedthattheDistrictAttorneyconspiredwith
"Mr.
McInerneytowinelectionin2007?Didyouhaveanotherreasontomakethatstatement?DidyoumakeittodivertattentiontotheDistrictAttorneyandawayfromtheinvestigationofthewrongfulprosecutionof
Mr.
McDonoughalleged?Inanyevent;yourcommentsclearlyreflectthatyouwereconcernedovertheprospectthattheNYSPsupervisoryinvestigatorandFBISpecialAgentmetwith
Mr.
McDonoughtoconductaprobeintotheinvestigationandprosecution
of
the2009WFpvoterfraudandperhapsthealleged2007voterfraud.Theyalsoshowyourcharacteristicbehaviorofattackingtheintegrityofanypersonwhochallengesyourconductanddeflectingattentiontotheconductofothersatthesametime.
In
short,uponlearningthatyourinvestigationandprosecutionofthesubject2009voterfraudwasbeingscrutinizedbylawenforcement,youreactedbyallegingthattheFBISpecialAgent,
Mr.
McDonough.andIwereinaconspiracytopresentafalsedefenseandsmearyouandtheDistrictAttorneytofurtherthatdefenseandpersonalambition.Atthesametime,youessentiallysoughttodivertattentionawayfromyourselfbyraisingthepossibility"howeverslight"thattheDistrictAttorneyhadengaged
in
criminalconductwith
Mr.
Mclnemey
in
relationtothe2007election.Ifyouhadnothingtobeconcernedabout,wbydidyounotsimplyrequestameetingwiththeFBIandsupervisoryNYSPinvestigatorstocoordinatelawenforcementefforts,ratherthansendthise-mailtoessentially"rally"thesupportofthetwoinvestigatorswhoassisted
in
yourinvestigationandprosecution?Moreimportantly,whydidyounotthenasktheFBIandfederalprosecutorstotakeover
the
investigationandprosecutionofthe
2
 
alleged25yearschemetodefraudpublichousingvoters?Onceagain,yourotherwiseinexplicableconductthatmakessenseonlyifviewedasindicativeofthewrongfulprosecutionalleged.II.DefenseCounselConspiredwithMcDonoughtoFashionFalseConspiracyDefense,SmearSDAandDamageDA;Further
AdHominem
Attacksand
PerSe
DefamatoryStatementsagainstDefenseCounsel
In
thenextparagraphs,youattackmetolaythegroundworkforanoutrageousconspiracytheorytosmearyouandtheDistrictAttorney,asfollows:
"IalsoassumethatMcDonough'sallegationsarealieandthatPremotailoredthis.Itissolikehim.PremowantswhatIdonot;hewantstobeajudgeor.DA.Byraisingthispresumablyfalseallegationagainst1lfcNally,PremocanfashionaconspiracydefensetothecaseagainstMcDonough.IamafriendofMcNally's.WeworkedtogetherasDA's,andIattendhisLaborDaybarbecueeveryyear-notrealclose,butcloseenoughtosmearme.Premowillpointtothatfriendship,l"rfcNally'ssubsequentrequestsformyappointmentandexpansionofauthority,thecooperationagreementwithMcinerney,andmycommentswithMcDonoughatourmeeting,andfalselyclaimthatIampartofanefforttoscapegoatMcDonough.Premohasalreadyessentiallydoneallofthesethingsinhispapers.RememberMcDonald's
[sic]
laststatementtomeattheFBI-heasked
why
wedidnottakeastatement/romMcll/allyre:whetherMcInerneymadeanycommentstohimwhenheaskedMcNallyforadviceonwhotochooseasalawyer.This
is
something
Tam
goingtohavetobepreparedtodealwithattrial.Bymakingtheseallegations,Premonotonlytriestotaint
the'
prosecutionofMcDonough,butcan
also
inflictpoliticaldamageonMcNallywhoclearlywantstogotothenextlevel(CountyCourtJudge)-thesamepositionPremoaspiresto."
Facts:Again,inhisdebriefmgwiththeFBIandNYSP,Mr.McDonoughtalkedonlyabouttheknownfacts.Hedidnotspeculateaboutanymatterandwasnotaskedtodoso.
Also,
hisallegationsofwrongfulprosecutionarebasedsolelyontheevidentiaryfactsandthereasonableinferencesdrawnfromthem.Otherwise,your
perse
defamatorystatementsdonotwarrantaresponseatpresent;sufficeittosaythatappropriateactionwillbetimelytaken,includingmotionstodisqualifyand/ordismiss.However,afewofyour
comments
areverytellingandrequirefurtherdisclosureofinformationfavorabletothedefense,notmerelythatwhichisexculpatory
(Brady
material)asproposed
in
yourrecentletter
in
responsetoademandforitsdisclosure.Initially,
in
pastfilings,youhaveeitheraffirmativelyorimplicitlydeniedthatyouandtheDistrictAttorneyare"closeenough"friendstopresentanyappearanceofimproprietybyyourappointment,eventhoughtheDistrictAttorneydisqualifiedhimselffromthecasebecauseMr.McInerneyworkedonhis2007campaign.However,younowadmitthattheDistrictAttorneyrequestedyourappointmentafterhedisqualifiedhimselfbecause
Mr.
McInerneyworkedon
his2007electioncampaign
thatwas
called
byonly
a
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