I invested money with a Captain in the Army. The contract
we had entitles me to receive a substantial sum of money but he's refusing to pay me. At the urging of a friend with the same rank as him, I contacted his superiors on the base where he works and told them what was happening. This action causes him to send about 15% of what I'm owed with a promise to send the rest. That promise turned out to be just another one of his lies & almost 6 months later I have received nothing during which time he has become allusive. When he stopped answering correspondence I sent him the following email:
"Let's talk today. I will call you this evening. If sometime during the day is better for you then feel free to call & I will answer. Otherwise, since I know your evenings are free I will anticipate reaching you tonight.
I am off tomorrow & would rather not feel a need to call your office."
He sent me an email saying he was turning me in to the FBI for extortion. I'm smart enough to know that's laughable but I do have a serious question about the legality of me contacting someone in his chain of command.
I need to have dependable legal advice on this question. My Captain friend says there's no way that a superior in the Army will tolerate this kind of behavior out of someone under him. He said it's a character issue and being in the Army binds someone to be held accountable for these types of character issues in a way that private citizens don't have. He said that by informing his superior, if he has the assets, I would have the best chance of getting them recovered.
Will I be putting myself at risk, legally, if I were to send the contract and a copy of all correspondence to his superior and asking for their help?