Disagree with your story

To the Editor:

Regarding an article in the Oct. 15, 2012 edition of The Caledonian-Record on page A8 by staff writer Robin Smith under "Newport Center" entitled: Man Sentenced in Border Cash Case with the sub-heading: "Brought Lots of Cash Into U.S. Without Reporting It." I wish to strongly disagree and take exception to the tenor and accuracy of Ms. Smith's story.

As a recently retired dairy farmer of nearly 40 years my family and I have done business with Mr. Jean Rondeau as a supplier of Canadian hay for more than 30 years. I am also personally familiar with the dramatic changes in border crossing between Canada and the U.S. since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

I strongly reject and resent the inference in Ms. Smith's article saying that Mr. Rondeau was: "...trying to sneak more than $10,000 in cash into the U.S. from Canada without reporting it..." (emphasis added).

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