John P. Huntley, DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Area Veterinarian in Charge
AK/HI/HA/AmSamoa!Guam/CNMI
USDA, APHIS, VS

December 28, 2010

Dear Dr Huntley,

Last July, Dr Joel Joseph (fka Joel Schiff) visited my office and said that he planned to complete some continuing medical education and that he needed my signature on a form to receive proper credit. I took him at his word and signed the form while we chatted. After he left, my secretary informed me as to the true nature of the form (USDA Accreditation). Dr Joseph had waited until Dr Poole was off-island to approach me for a signature.

Dr Joseph intentionally misrepresented the purpose of his visit and that of the form. He intentionally misled me into signing what I believed to be an innocuous form related to continuing medical education credits. I am hereby requesting that you ignore my signature and the form on which it is applied. My signature was obtained through fraudulent means and should not be considered valid. For this reason and many others, I cannot now support Dr Joseph's request for accreditation by the USDA.

Thank you for your attention. Very Sincerely,

[signature]
Joseph D Torres

Cf: Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners