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Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

LANSING, MI – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will recommend tomorrow that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) adopt a resolution which will help maintain patient access to medical marijuana.  LARA’s recommendation will allow temporarily operating facilities to reopen without it being an impediment to future licensure and … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

LANSING, MI – Judge Stephen L. Borrello today dismissed the last pending court case concerning temporary operation of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities.  In his order, Judge Borrello noted that his temporary restraining order – which prohibited the State of Michigan and Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from imposing any new deadline for temporary … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Joseph Lee King, 59, from Peshawbestown (Leelanau County), Michigan, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison for Domestic Assault – Habitual Offender, U.S. Attorney Andrew Byerly Birge announced today. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney imposed a 2-year term of supervised release that will … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Joseph Lee King Sentenced To 48 Months In Federal Prison For Domestic Violence

MICHIGAN News: Grand Ledge Man, Kevin Scott Konen Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Kevin Scott Konen, 52, of Grand Ledge, Michigan, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation and attempted sexual exploitation of children, and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Gordon J. Quist has yet to be scheduled. At sentencing, Konen will face a mandatory minimum … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: Grand Ledge Man, Kevin Scott Konen Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

Michigan News: DETROIT, New DEA Office in Traverse City, Michigan

Partnership with the Michigan State DETROIT, Mn. – On Monday, November 19, 2018, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Detroit Field Division, announced the opening of the Traverse City Post of Duty. This new post of duty will allow the DEA to better serve Michigan by identifying, disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations and their … Continue reading Michigan News: DETROIT, New DEA Office in Traverse City, Michigan

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced

Marvin David Ramirez Sent to Prison for his Role in the Fraud at the Primary Rehab Center in Wyoming, Michigan GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Marvin David Ramirez, 45, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to prison in federal court yesterday. Ramirez pled guilty in June of this year to conspiracy to commit mail fraud related … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Marvin David Ramirez, Final Defendant In Staged Automobile Accident Insurance Fraud Conspiracy Sentenced

MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Dog-Fighter Damiane Buehrer Gets 46 Months In Federal Prison

Buehrer, A West Michigan Resident, Continued to Participate in Underground Pit Bull Terrier Fighting Even After Serving State Prison Time for Dog-Fighting Offense GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Damiane Buehrer, 40, of Jonesville, Michigan, was sentenced yesterday to serve 46 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for participating in a dog-fighting conspiracy between November 2016 … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: GRAND RAPIDS, Dog-Fighter Damiane Buehrer Gets 46 Months In Federal Prison

MICHIGAN News: Two Ohio Men Plead Guilty To Conspiring To Unlawfully Export Firearms To Lebanon

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Abdul Majid Saidi, 42, and Walid Mounir Chehade, 38, both of metro Cleveland, Ohio, each pleaded guilty before a U.S. Magistrate Judge pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act. The guilty pleas were accepted … Continue reading MICHIGAN News: Two Ohio Men Plead Guilty To Conspiring To Unlawfully Export Firearms To Lebanon