I hoped; my next blog would be a short story on what the USDA put us through.However, to date I’m only half finished writing it. I have to be in the mood to write and lately I’ve felt the ball was in Federal Court giving me time to breathe. Today I feel I must speak out.
In May of 2012 we learned Congress had outlawed our plan to fund our business into existence. A simple, we thought hundred year old plan to debt finance our business startup using our real estate holdings as collateral, Just like thousands of individuals and farmers over the last 200 years of American history.
Banks refused to help us. The SBA offered little or no help but told us we would have to request funding through the USDA first. Our business plan included a farming operation.
Heavily invested, development in progress,we did not complete an application until September 2012. We had every reason to believe our application would be approved but it was given negligent, fraudulent, prejudicial, treatment by the USDA Farm Service Agency FSA and the University of Virginia Agricultural Mediation Program. These acts were followed by further acts of negligence fraud and even perjury as well as a truly heinous racket carried out by the USDA National Appeals Division stealing due process rights to equal justice and a fair unbiased tribunal. A racket designed to abrogate judicial rights. Protect members of the enterprise from accountability or responsibility for criminal acts and grant them sovereign immunity.
A scheme to claim they denied our loan for valid reasons and hide that negligence, fraud and prejudicial treatment had nothing to do with an indefensible denial. At least I’m willing to challenge them to do so before a jury of my piers. Today I felt compelled to write because 6 months ago I Filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against the USDA, FSA, NAD, and the University of Virginia. agricultural Mediation Program director for RACKETEERING under the RICO act.
As of today not a single defendant has responded to any allegation. The Federal Court with 3 motions before it has yet to rule on a single motion. All of the defendants have stated they thought they were doing their job when they we’re negligent, committing fraud, and telling lies under penalty of perjury. They’ve all plead the right to absolute immunity in their official capacities and qualified immunity in their individual capacities.
This is how the USDA is serving the people and spending your tax dollars. Keeping lawyers busy and putting poor hardworking farmers in the poor house and out of business.
Three people in my operation lost guaranteed work for a minimum of 2 years. My land lord lost a renter. My Mother at 89 lost significant time with the only granddaughter she ever had close to home. She was supposed to come live with us, instead she lives alone with no one to care for her. She is home bound unable to leave the house and spends her days alone and saddened by all thats been lost for not. My daughter has been deprived of an opportunity to truly relish a grandmothers daily love and affection. My daughter, My wife and I found out what it’s like to be homeless living on snap benefits and waking daily in the freezing cold, stepping out of bed onto a ice cold concrete floors.
The business we spent our life savings on, 6 Years developing, would now take at least 2 years of work to salvage. Thank you congress Dodd Frank, SBA, USDA, FSA, NAD, and the Agricultural Mediation Program at the University of Virginia.
Update 4-23-2017 To these should be added the Treason of the US Federal Judiciary and its judges who violate their sworn oaths to uphold the constitution and as traitors to a nations war against the Supreme Laws of this county giving us Government tyranny.
The government effectively made it illegal for us to get a mortgage when we needed one. Waiting on a horrid, and I would say illegal administrative process of the USDA, as well as mediation which was delayed for inexplicable reasons took us into debt. I liken the process to water boarding and psychological rape. An intentional racketeering scheme designed obviously by USDA lawyers to mitigate legal risk. You see you were only eligible for a USDA loan if you could not get credit elsewhere which thanks to Dodd frank was our case. So after following this fraud of an administrative process for almost a year we found jobs but, the financial damages caused in the interim along with the state of development prevents us from finding a real estate secured loan even now that we’ve taken full time employment – something hard to find in a rural countryside.
Almost 2 years since this ordeal began,16 months after beginning an appeal process with USDA-FSA, USDA-MEDIATION, USDA-NAD, 8 months after filing a complaint with the USDA – Inspector General, 6 months after filing a lawsuit with federal court, and 3 weeks after the first motion hearing. After writing Congress, the Senate, the consumer financial protection agency, and the President We Cannot get any attention focused on our plight. Any wonder Edward Snowden did what he did? He would have spent his entire life trying to get appropriate attention through proper channels.
60 min , ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Diane Swayer, Piers Morgan, and the local papers. have all been contacted and not one has reported on our lawsuit or even called to ask a single question about our story. Maybe, Maybe not, a conspiracy but it sure the hell feels like one. And the USDA Inspector general in 7 months has never even sent a letter acknowledging receipt of the complaint?
This is pretty much living HELL.
My Mother and Daughter.