The company's press release also indicated that Sattel was "in possession of a letter which states in part as follows: 'This letter provides written documentation regarding a request offered to me by a Manuel Asensio, representing Asensio & Co., New York, New York in September of this year, to perform a negatively biased engineering analysis on the Sattel products and organization for a fee of $5,000 dollars plus a percentage of the profits made short-selling Diana Corp. stock...' The analyst refused, citing the untruthfulness of the premise."