Sauk City man faces 3.5 years in prison after allegedly threatening a lawyer, the law firm and the new owners of a plot of land previously owned by his family in a manifesto he handed over to avocado in June.
Cary W. Trudell, 56, was charged Wednesday with threats to release derogatory information in Sauk County Circuit Court.
According to the criminal complaint, a plot of land at S10387 Roeser Road valued at $ 9,000 for sale to members of the Trudell family was sold to Wallow Brans LLC of Middleton after the attorney said he informed members of the family that they could buy the property. The $ 40,000 earned from the sale was placed in a family trust, which was approved by all beneficiaries.
The lawyer contacted the Sauk Prairie Police Department on June 3, the same day Trudell came to the office with papers and a paper envelope marked “private” with a mailing label bearing the name and address. by Trudell.
In a 15-page letter, Trudell told the lawyer to buy the land for $ 75,000 and transfer ownership to him and called on the new owners to pay Trudell $ 11,000 in compensation, which he would use to prove that he had purchased the property at its appraised value. . Trudell wrote that neither party had a choice not to follow his instructions.
Trudell went on to write, âThis is not a request. It is an ultimatum for complete and unconditional surrender to a higher power. “