Wes Woods II and Sandra Emerson, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/05/2013 06:10:08 AM PST
Updated: 01/05/2013 10:03:27 PM PST
LOS ANGELES – Former G3 Holistic Inc. medical marijuana dispensary president Aaron Sandusky is expected to be sentenced to federal prison on Monday for up to 10 years.
“I’m looking forward to getting through this part of the process and move on to the appeal,” Sandusky said in an email from inside the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. “I hope that this gets overturned or at minimum a new trial. There are no winners in this case.”
Sandusky, convicted in federal court of operating medical marijuana dispensaries in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley, will be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. at the Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse.
On Oct. 12, Sandusky was convicted of two counts of violating federal marijuana law, one for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana plants, possess with intent to distribute marijuana plants, and to maintain a drug-involved premises, as well as a second count of distributing marijuana plants, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
On both counts, the jury found Sandusky was in possession of and distributing at least 1,000 marijuana plants.
The federal government in a Dec. 31 sentencing position report requested the court impose a 10-year prison term, 10 years of supervised release, no fine and a mandatory special assessment of $200.
Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, said Friday his office had no comment prior to the sentencing.
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