Feds Plan To Retry Marijuana Advocate

Feds Plan To Retry Marijuana Advocate
Posted by CN Staff on March 17, 2007 at 06:34:10 PT
By Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco, CA -- A federal prosecutor said Friday that he plans to retry a prominent marijuana advocate on cultivation charges even though the man faces no punishment if convicted -- a decision the trial judge suggested he reconsider. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer postponed Ed Rosenthal's retrial, which was to start Monday, and gave prosecutors a month to decide whether to appeal his dismissal of charges of tax evasion and money laundering, the only charges that carried possible prison sentences.
In papers filed before the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney George Bevan said the government wouldn't drop the case even if it fails to reinstate the dismissed charges, or decides not to appeal Breyer's dismissal order. In either event, Bevan wrote, "the government would proceed to trial on the drug counts.'' At the hearing, Breyer noted that Bevan has already agreed not to seek imprisonment for Rosenthal on the marijuana cultivation charges, in light of a federal appeals court decision that overturned Rosenthal's convictions at his first trial.  Snipped:Complete Article: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)Author: Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff WriterPublished: Saturday, March 17, 2007Copyright: 2007 Hearst Communications Inc.Contact: letters sfchronicle.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Ed Rosenthal's Pictures & Articles Urges Feds To Consider Dropping Charges Guts Pot Case Against Ganja Guru
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on March 17, 2007 at 16:09:58 PT
Feds Vs. Ed
Ed is kicking their asses but I guess they want more. They can only further disgrace themselves. Then again, they can only go so low and they are already the bottom feeders of the civilized world! 
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Comment #1 posted by Toker00 on March 17, 2007 at 08:23:25 PT
Stubborn Jackasses!
Even if there is no punishment. Every time I think there may be hope for the anti's, boooom! They blow it. The DEA is set permanently to go against the American people, and the Courts. Traitors ALL!Toke.
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