I got an email from Schmalfeldt.
Here it is:
Subject: I know I’m wasting my time, still…
It’s clear to me that you fear being seen as a “pussy” more than you fear the very real possibility of paying civil penalties for your blatantly false and defamatory claims. You and Scott “agiledog” Hinckley have entered into legally perilous territory and it’s clear based on your recent postings that you have no intent of ceasing or desisting from that disastrous path. Hinckley has even admitted to filing a false “fraud complaint” with the OPM and has been reported to the Office of the Inspector General to see what sort of penalties he may face for letting his personal hatred of me overwhelm his common sense and future security.
This is to tell you that I am not interested in debating the issue with you or Hinckley. I will not accept any “answer” from you that is not sent to me at this e-mail address.
You are not under any deadline, Marvin. I have already decided what, if anything, I am going to do about this.
You are advised that you have been asked to cease and desist any further defamation.
How much do you want to bet he’ll read this?
First of all, I’m not sure why I need to know anything about Scott Hinckley. I’m not even sure why it matters. While Schmalfeldt claims to have sent a recent doctor’s report to OPM after they requested one from him, it seems odd that this all happened shortly after he found Hinckley’s comment from another post on this blog.
What could also happen is that the Inspector General may decide to take a close look at Schmalfeldt and follow up on Hinckley’s claim. Wouldn’t that be interesting?
Bill likes to project motives on me which are entirely his own. This has nothing to do with how others who comment on my blog may feel about me. It also has nothing to do with whether I feel I’m in any real legal danger.
A lawsuit is a serious matter. If and/or when Schmalfeldt decides to take legal action against me, then we’ll see what happens. I will not tip my hand. I will say it was less than a year ago he threatened my job and my family unless I gave into certain demands. I still have the recordings. He continues to imply those same threats. What could possibly go wrong?
Schmalfeldt is under the belief that he has a better understanding of the legal system than I do especially in the area of defamation and libel. He often parrots that as defendants we are risking our fortunes. Part of his shtick is to speak for, if not as, the judge when communicating his demands. He even goes as far to speak for authority.
And so far, he’s been nothing but wrong. It’s almost as if those judges, inspector generals, police officers and sheriff’s know something he doesn’t.
As far as his advisement, I have not and will not defame him. All posts I make are of my own opinions backed up by facts provided by none other than Bill Schmalfeldt. He is free to explain how his progressive disease required him to give up a job with in home care in 2011, moving to Wisconsin in 2015 and being able to drive a car after a year, take a radio broadcast job in Iowa, and then create a GoFundme asking for $15,000 to drive around the country in less than 45 days to produce a documentary – all of which he freely shared.
My response will be posted tomorrow as promised. He’s free not to read it.