Editor's note: This letter was originally published in The State Times on October 17, 2012. If you follow the link, you can view a letter Randall Touchette wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2012.
Who do you have to bribe in New York State to have crimes investigated? I am not writing about small crimes, I am writing about the theft of my 190-acre farm. If you think a farm can't be stolen I can prove you wrong, and in my case that law doesn't care.
I am not going to mention any names or the county where this happened to protect the newspaper from possible libel. Talk to me or ask for my documents and I will give you the whole story. I am not afraid of libel charges because this is true and if I were to be sued successfully and I was taken for everything that I owned they would get nothing. They have already stolen everything that I own including my personal possessions.
I believe I have been to every level of law enforcement in the country and I get excuses for why no one can investigate my charges.
I signed three contracts to sell my farm so I would not walk away with nothing, but the first and the third contracts were written to not work and my lawyers could not figure this out. I did figure it out and I have no legal training and had never been involved in a real estate contract before the first contract was signed. The second contract was meant to be a complete fraud but they made a mistake. The contract is valid, and I proved it, but the district attorney in that county said in my case fraud would not rise to the level of a crime. But since fraud is a crime, that would mean in my case a crime would not rise to the level of a crime.
Fortunately for the lawyers who represented me in the first and second contracts, the district attorney of that county was a partner in the same law firm before he was elected. It must be nice to have friends in high places. I wouldn't know.
You can forget all of the lawyer jokes that you have ever heard. I can't find a lawyer who will sue anybody for anything. I have heard every excuse that can be made why they will not represent me. Even in the case of the second contract for $1,000,000 that is valid. I guess lawyers don't like money. I don't understand why they so compassionately advertise that they will get you every penny that you rightfully deserve for being wronged (minus their 33.3 percent cut).
I have a story if anybody wants it. I am willing to name every name and I can document it all. Don't think this could not happen to you. I would not have believed it either but I have lived it and am enduring the results.
Some people are above the law and are bold enough to flaunt it.