This is the third in a series of four letters. When the debtor's attorney contacted me to cease and desist, I turned it around and worked with her to try to reach a settlement. This is a terrific letter, indicating a willingness to be reasonable, while at the same time escalating the issue to Colorado's state and national politicians. Nice touch, come to think of it. Few non-payers want negative publicity.
June 9, 20—
Josephine James-Chinetti, Esq.
McKenna Rubinowicz & Jackson, LLP
2005 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
Dear Ms. James-Chinetti:
I'm writing to you in your capacity as counsel for Lincoln Management, Inc. As you will remember, we provided outplacement services to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under a contract with Lincoln Management. The services were completed in September, 20—. That is nearly nine (9) months ago.
Your client still owes us $17,022.01—without penalties and interest—which we cannot collect by even the most aggressive collection activities. To date, I have not received one letter or phone call from any Lincoln Management officer, explaining their position and establishing a payment schedule.
According to BLM, Lincoln Management has been paid for our services. Essentially, Lincoln has taken money from the government and the taxpayers, and failed to pay their vendor. Isn't that fraud?
I will find out today. In addition to re-contacting BLM, I will send detailed letters explaining the facts of the case to the following:
- The Honorable Wayne Allard (U.S. Senator, Colorado)
- The Honorable Ben Nighthorse Campbell (U.S. Senator, Colorado)
- The Honorable Joel Hefley (U.S. Representative, Colorado)
- The Honorable Roy Romer (Governor, Colorado)
- Senator Mike Cofffman (Colorado State Senator)
- Representative Paul Schauer (Colorado State Representative)
If you can help with this collection in any way, I would appreciate your assistance.