Scam du jour – refuse to take a case and then get blackmailed

I was approached by email, last week, by “Lance Davidson” who represented himself as a Gulf war vet living in Indonesia. He presented a passport picture and a semi-burned promissory note allegedly signed by a well known and respected businessman here in Michigan who died a few years back. What are the chances, right? Sorry, I am not buying into this crap. I respectfully declined to represent him and then he went ballistic. This morning, he sent me the following email in which he demanded $150,000 from me or he would file a grievance against me. Beware of this person whoever he really is. The emails says:

RE: Pro Se Settlement Out Of Court Offer $150k
Let me know if your willing to settle out of court before I submit this grievance report
My name is Lance Thomas Davidson; I am a current gulf war-era veteran and I live in Bali, Indonesia. On or about 21JULY, I contacted Gary Nitzkin with the prospects of allocating his legal services for the purposes of collecting a debt that is owed to me.
Gary Nitzkin operates under the assumed name of Gary Nitzkin & Associates; his official Michigan corporate name is Gary D. Nitzkin P.C. Also, his registered corporate identification number is: 404325. Gary Nitzkin’s office is located at: 22142 West Nine Mile Road, Southfield Michigan 48034
Indonesia does not have a good reputation for international trade. It is in many ways it is stereo-typed as a country that is prevalent with fraud and white collar crime. Although the reputation may be somewhat deserved, it should not serve as the basis in which a single person is PROFILED. Just as racial profiling is unethical and violates ones civil rights, so is discriminating against a person based on which country they live. I am an American citizen, one by birth, whose American rights and freedoms are protected by the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened”. Holding a license from The State Bar of Michigan to practice law is a privilege, and one that should not be taken lightly sanctity of the law always on one’s mind . Gary D. Nitzkin did not perform his duties as a licensed attorney, within the State of Michigan in an ethical manner…
By accusing me of fraud, performing private investigations on me, then having that private (unsecured) data sent to his Blackberry hand phone, he (personally and professionally) violated my rights to seek and secure proper legal representation. What’s more; he shared his opinions about me with others including contacting the F.B.I. for which there was no evidence of wrongdoing… He did everything in his unethical powers to destroy me, defame my reputation, and my rights to seek and secure proper legal representation.
By contacting others and speaking about the details of my claim in a defaming tone with the F.B.I and contacting my debtor’s attorney’s without a signed retainer contract; I now cannot find a collection attorney in Southfield, Michigan to take my case; furthermore, my chances to submit evidence, secure the testimony of others, and to hire a reputable attorney for the purposes of having my case presented in court and tried in an unbiased setting before a judge and jury— Are substantially damaged – if not completely destroyed. By his imprudent actions, he singly, side-stepped the complete due processes of law by accusing me of crime that I did not commit. Once more, he substantially damaged my ability to seek and obtain proper legal representation; thus disgracing the State Bar Of Michigan, The U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and my beloved – United States of America.
By showing a disgust and lack of reverence for the office in which he was appointed to by The State Bar of Michigan, I humbly request that he be disbarred with no chances of practicing law again within the State of Michigan.
the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which was originally declared unconstitutional but then upheld when reenacted in 1870, after the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. All citizens, the act declared, “have the right to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties and give evidence; to inherit, purchase, lease, sell, hold, and convey real property, and to full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of person and property.” All governments then, state and federal, are required to protect the rights of person, property, and contract, without interfering with rights of inheritance, property, judicial action, etc.
Complementing civil rights is the conception of civil law. Civil actions consist of legal actions by private citizens against private citizens: Civil wrongs are breaches of contract or torts, wrongs specified in common law and case law but not, originally, by statute law. Civil wrongs are remedied by monetary damages paid to the plaintiff. Typically, the criterion of judgment in civil cases is less stringent than in criminal cases, that a verdict is to be based on the “preponderance of the evidence” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

He may be a legitimate psycho. I don’t know, but he is out there.

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