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4216 South Mooney Boulevard

PMB 136
SARSFIELD LLP Visalia, California 93277

T (559) 732-3000
F (559) 732-3005


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Dec. 21, 2017

Mr. Steven Alfieris

Dias Law Firm, Inc.
502 W. Grangeville Blvd
Hanford, CA 93230

By Email, Facsimile and US Mail

Re: Your Letter of December 21, 2017

Dear Mr. Alfieris:

I am in receipt of your letter dated December 21, 2017, demanding that our client, Jennifer
Rios, “cease and desist.”

Your letter essentially is demanding that our client stop filing complaints with various
governmental entities (the Exeter Police Department, the Exeter District Ambulance (EDA),
and the Courts) alleging misconduct and malfeasance in office by government employees
and/or elected officials.

Her statements are absolutely privileged under the First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.

She is not going to stop speaking out about the corrupt activities at the EDA, the
elected officials who run the board, or the alleged mismanagement and malfeasance
that is occurring to the detriment of the taxpayers.

As I am sure you are aware, our client is protected by the First Amendment to the United
States Constitution, as well as the Anti-SLAPP provisions of California law.

Why it took you six pages to write a letter that, when boiled down to its essence, is merely a
recitation of your client’s grievances, is beyond me. What is clear is that your client, and

presumably the elected board of directors of the EDA, does not like the public scrutiny it is
finally receiving.

I do look forward to taking Ms. Miller’s deposition in the Rios lawsuit. Can we arrange her
attendance through your office?

Until then, best wishes for the Holiday Season.



BY: _____________________________
Marguerite Melo, Esq.

CC: Valley Voice Newspaper

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