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Franciszek Kulon's rambling house on Aden Hill Road is full of paintings, some of them quite recognizable as being controversial depictions of local officials.

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Schodack Landing, NY

#1 Jun 10, 2010
Obstruction of justice, conspiracy and racketeering by the local Monticello District Attorney
Karen Mannino -Asst. District Attorney detective F. Sticco
caused Kulon to be falsely accused, prosecuted, imprisoned, tortured, threatened with death
and be a victim of an assassination attempt on his life.
The local wisdom including and District Attorney Assistant Karen Mannino
hired a man to shoot Kulon.
Fortunately the would be assassin missed his target.
The following to your attention the artist painter, an immigrant to this country, needs help with a serious matter,
which just does not fit well with obvious avenues of help,
such as seemingly appropriate civil rights organizations, watchdog groups,
federal and state offices; and the like. He has tried, but receives, at most, only form letters in return.
These usually say that the matter is of a type the organization does not deal with,
or they suggest that he should hire an attorney.
However, he cannot afford to hire an attorney capable and sophisticated enough to solve that problem.
It seems that someone or some organization ought to be as angry as he is about the following,
and might offer to help.
Franciszek C. Kulon is a painter and an immigrant to this country.
He studied painting in the traditional manner in his native Poland , and became well known there.
He has a free soul and could not stand the oppression he experienced under the communist regime,
so he came to the United States in search of an opportunity to earn and live a free life.
He was well on his way, until he came to live in the small town of Parksville , in Sullivan County, New York.
There, Kulon’s life has been threatened, his property placed in jeopardy,
and his rights as an artist under the First Amendment have been trod upon at the whim,
and to the perverse pleasure of,
members and friends of the local legal community. What happened here should not be allowed in this country.
When Franciszek Czeslaw Kulon came to Parksville, he bought an old house in disrepair.
He worked hard on it and it now serves as his home and studio.
Buying this house caused him to run afoul of Jeffrey Altbach,
a local general practice lawyer and Justice of the Peace, who had personal interests in the property.
Altbach, through his friendship with various locals, soon caused Kulon to be falsely accused and prosecuted,
imprisoned, physically mistreated, attacked, and threatened with death.
At the same time, Kulon began receiving many offers and suggestions that he should sell his house.
In hindsight, Kulon believes that he knows what was happening, and who was behind it.
Altbach wanted Kulon’s property, and wanted him out.
Kulon fought back by first seeking help to no avail, and then using the only power that he thought he might bring to bear:
He used his brush to make his persecutors, especially the public figure Altbach,
satirical subjects of some of his paintings.
Altbach's response was immediate, relentless, and harsh.
He sued for $1,500,000.00 over Kulon’s painting "Our Honorable Judge of Liberty ,
" which portrayed Altbach as a smug devil sitting with his law books.
But this is how Kulon remembered Altbach, after he had local police officers break into Kulon’s home,
drag him to Altbach’s office, and cart him off to jail even though this "Honorable Judge"
was not legally empowered to do so.
Kulon’s painting was temporarily confiscated, and injunctions were issued to keep him from displaying this work.
He was held in contempt of the order by Sullivan County Judge Anthony Kane,
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against judge ordered

Schodack Landing, NY

#2 Jun 10, 2010
The local wisdom including and District Attorney Assistant Karen Mannino
hired a man to shoot Kulon.
Fortunately the would be assassin missed his target.
The following to your attention the artist painter, an immigrant to this country, needs help with a serious matter,
which just does not fit well with obvious avenues of help,
such as seemingly appropriate civil rights organizations, watchdog groups,
federal and state offices; and the like. He has tried, but receives, at most, only form letters in return.
These usually say that the matter is of a type the organization does not deal with,
or they suggest that he should hire an attorney.
However, he cannot afford to hire an attorney capable and sophisticated enough to solve that problem.
It seems that someone or some organization ought to be as angry as he is about the following,
and might offer to help.
Franciszek C. Kulon is a painter and an immigrant to this country.
He studied painting in the traditional manner in his native Poland , and became well known there.
He has a free soul and could not stand the oppression he experienced under the communist regime,
so he came to the United States in search of an opportunity to earn and live a free life.
He was well on his way, until he came to live in the small town of Parksville , in Sullivan County, New York.
There, Kulon’s life has been threatened, his property placed in jeopardy,
and his rights as an artist under the First Amendment have been trod upon at the whim,
and to the perverse pleasure of,
members and friends of the local legal community. What happened here should not be allowed in this country.
When Franciszek Czeslaw Kulon came to Parksville, he bought an old house in disrepair.
He worked hard on it and it now serves as his home and studio.
Buying this house caused him to run afoul of Jeffrey Altbach,
a local general practice lawyer and Justice of the Peace, who had personal interests in the property.
Altbach, through his friendship with various locals, soon caused Kulon to be falsely accused and prosecuted,
imprisoned, physically mistreated, attacked, and threatened with death.
At the same time, Kulon began receiving many offers and suggestions that he should sell his house.
In hindsight, Kulon believes that he knows what was happening, and who was behind it.
Altbach wanted Kulon’s property, and wanted him out.
Kulon fought back by first seeking help to no avail, and then using the only power that he thought he might bring to bear:
He used his brush to make his persecutors, especially the public figure Altbach,
satirical subjects of some of his paintings.
Altbach's response was immediate, relentless, and harsh.
He sued for $1,500,000.00 over Kulon’s painting "Our Honorable Judge of Liberty ,
" which portrayed Altbach as a smug devil sitting with his law books.

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