The Paper Trail - Introduction - Pre-Indictment Documents



March 17, 1997

Letter from John Maison to Kenneth Cook:
{KWE Note: After Maison failed to provide supporting documentation to the KWVA for expenses, the Quartermaster items were removed from their storage place in Swansea, Illinois and taken to Danville, Illinois, the town where Kenneth Cook resides. The following two letters to Kenneth Cook and Stan Myrda are Maison’s response to the removal of items.]

Kenneth Cook
1511 N. Michagan [sic] Ave
Danville, IL 61834-6239

John P. Maison
117 Mark Drive
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Dear Ken,

I am very surprised and disappointed to learn that you have associated yourself in a criminal act of grand theft by removing personal property belong to me from the premises in Swansea, IL. I thought that you would have checked into the legality of your actions before committing this crime.

I expect that all of the items that belong to me will be returned to me no later than the next 72 hours from the date of receipt of this letter. If this is not done, I will have no choice but to have my attorney file a theft charge against you for the return of my property.

I hope that this will not be necessary Ken, but I assure you that I will do so if my property is not returned intact.

I have instructed my attorney to file charges against the KWVA association for theft, libel, and deframation [sic] of character and will include all of the officers and directors of the KWVA association.

Be assured that I will spare no expense or leave any leaf unturned to clear my name and put those responsible behind bars as they deserve.

Cc: Directors & Officers, Korean War Veterans Association
Mr. Gordon Ames, Attorney-at-Law, Ames & Chambers, Criminal Attorneys, Chciago [sic], IL


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