2 March 99
Assemblyman Bragman (also to Congressman Walsh & Governor Pataki),
I'm writing to ask you to investigate what happened to me in a recent divorce. I have
exhausted all appeals and other grievance procedures that the legal system offers. In
simplest terms, if I was not watching this happen with my own eyes, I would not believe it
I ask that you assign someone to take a serious look at the record in my case and do a
"sanity check." Maybe an easy starting point would be the Appellate Brief and
Reply Brief I filed with the Appellate Division in Rochester. They present a summary of
the facts and the trial record. This material is available on-line at:
Experienced attorneys have reviewed these and have been unable to understand why the
Appeal was rejected. I understand there are many people unhappy after a divorce and you
can't investigate all of them. I hope you will listen to the sincerity of this request and
take a look. It may be a good one to illustrate some of the things that can go wrong in
the present system and help in identifying needed reforms.
I have written before asking for an inquiry, but have just gotten a polite reply. As I
write now I am sitting in a cell block in the County Jail. In non-violent protest I have
decided to remain imprisoned until I get a direct response from your office. A simple
"Yes, Mr. Murtari, we will investigate," or, "No Murtari, we will not"
I certainly cannot force you to act. Nor can I expect a predetermined outcome.
All I ask for is a straight answer. Please let my willingness to remain in Jail convey the
heart felt depth of my feelings. My son Domenic (6) has shed too many unnecessary
tears in this process-and I am still haunted by his repeated question, "Daddy,
why can't I stay with you more?"
I look forward to your reply. Please send a copy to my office address (more secure mail
Software Workshop, Inc.
55 East Genesee Street
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
To leave a voice message, you can also call the office and ask
for George, (315 )-635-1968, x213. I try to call him daily from Jail! Thanks
for your time!