I press charges against my ex wife for taking a custom unique authorized first print of my new book. The foreword was done by my late mentor. My book was the last book he wrote a foreword for. He was a prolific well know best selling author of over 75 book.I press charges with the local authorities here in NY Aug 2015. It was hell to get them them to own jurisdiction. But I did my research and convinced the district attorney that it was a violation of a penal law in the state of NY seeing the the books intrinsic value was over $1,500 and was at minimum petty larceny
. Other charges could be pressed becauses when an officer of the same station attempted to call her and asked her to return the book, she said (on the police recorded line which I have a CD of) that she burned the book. Another violation, property distroyed by fire/flame. Additional my book also contained my personal hand written notes for changes and expanded thoughts for the offical run.Issue #1
Since then, I've called several times to to the court
house and DA to get an update on the case. I was transferred to the attorney who never returned my calls. Never once gave me any info on the case and my book.Issue #2.
Last week I had it with the non response for the attorney handeling the case on the states behalf and went down to the court house and demanded some kind of update. I was told the case was close and it was assigned to another attorney in the DA office. I demanded and got a meeting with that attorney who seemed lost as to why I was never contacted from the first attorney. She then told me that the case was close due to a ACD adjournment contemplating dismissal.My question is:1. Is this normal proceedure?
2. How is it that I'm not contacted as the victim?
3. What about my book and justice
if the proof was overwhelm where she was on police recorded line admitting to an officer very spitfully that she took the book and burned it.4. What are my options to get damages.
5. This seem like foul play can I sue state and the defendant?Please advise.