The anomalous circuit, as is frequently the case on questions of criminal law, was the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is based in San Francisco and covers nine Western states. The Ninth Circuit ruled in this case that to obtain a conviction under the Federal drug conspiracy statute, the Government had to prove not only the existence of a conspiracy, but that an "overt act" to further the conspiracy also took place.
Jason M. Dulceak, 30, admitted to criminal drug conspiracy and delivery charges as part of the plea deal. He will be paroled after serving half the prison term.
We are also working to increase opportunities for families to remain together while parents (or children) address problematic drug use and to reform draconian conspiracy laws that result in harsh prison sentences for women.
Although conspiracy laws were designed to target members of illicit drug organizations, they have swept up many women for being guilty of nothing more than living with a husband or boyfriend involved in some level of drug sales.
"Prosecutors said St. Denis was shot a dozen times, stabbed, beat with a hammer and finally suffocated with plastic wrap placed in his mouth before he was buried." - Associated Press (August 31, 1986)
Or as another reporter has described it: "Chuck St. Denis did not die easy. Two gunmen pumped twelve .22 caliber rounds into him. He was stabbed repeatedly in the chest with a kitchen knife and a screwdriver. As the life fled from him he howled like a dog. His cranium was fractured with a hammer. He opened his eyes and spoke to his killers after they were sure he was finally dead. His killers buried him under a stream, which is probably a good way to make a spirit unquiet, if such a thing can be done." -- Charles Carreon, "Killer Krishnas from Inner Space"
If the offense involved both a substantive drug offense and an attempt or conspiracy (e.g., sale of five grams of heroin and an attempt to sell an additional ten grams of heroin), the total quantity involved shall be aggregated to determine the scale of the offense.
The case, United States v. Shabani, No. 93-981, began as Federal prosecution in Anchorage, Alaska, for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. The indictment did not refer to any overt act and the defendant, Reshat Shabani, asked the trial judge to dismiss the indictment for that reason. The judge refused, and Mr. Shabani was convicted by the jury and sentenced to 13 years in prison. The Ninth Circuit overturned the conviction in an opinion issued in May 1993.
says about the person who shot Chakradhari Das a dozen times, then stabbed him with a kitchen knife, then stabbed him with a screw driver, then bashed his head with a hammer, and when he still wouldn't die, wrapped plastic over his mouth to suffocate him:
"The person who was charged with and admitted to the murders of Steve Bryant and St. Denis is Thomas Drescher, aka Tirtha das, who is in prison for life. Therein lies an interesting story, should anyone care to know. But, to make a long story short,. So much so that the chief prosecutor against him, Michael Stein from the District Attorney's office, feels that he is worthy of a pardon. He contacted me recently and in that conversation stated that he has rarely, almost never, witnessed a change in the character of a convicted felon, but he has seen this in the case of Thomas Drescher, who he refers to by his initiated name, Tirtha das. On his end, (double life sentence w/o possible parole) ." -- , letter to Giri-nayaka Das, December 26 2006
Malati has already admitted that she is aware of some secrets involving the murder that she hasn't mentioned: "For that matter, there is a strong contingent of persons who insist that "Janmastami" was directly involved in the murder of Steve Bryant, although never charged." -- , letter to Giri-nayaka Das, December 26 2006
She clearly knows details she is not revealing, and is subtly trying to threaten Janmashtami to keep quiet or face the consequences. Why else would she mention such a thing? Let her identify "the strong contingent of persons" who informed her of this inside information so we can have a list of the criminals involved in this case. Unfortunately the list of names will include Radhanatha Swami, Devamrita Swami, Candramauli Swami and herself, so she will never give us that information. In an attempt to discredit the eye-witness testimony of Janmashtami Das, Malati tells us all about his villainous past, and concludes that he is like a mad dog: "To describe him in one word would be to say that he is deranged. He is like a mad dog." -- , letter to Giri-nayaka Das, December 26 2006
But what Malati fails to mention are her own transcendental qualifications: Such hypocrisy, seeing that they are surrounded by murderers, pedophiles, homosexuals and drug addicts.
Why would Malati be intimately involved in canvassing for a murderers release from prison unless she was involved in the conspiracy to murder Sulochan.
By contrast, the general Federal conspiracy law, which applies in non-drug cases, requires proof not only of the conspiracy but that "any act to effect the object of the conspiracy" has actually been accomplished.
But the drug conspiracy law, unlike the general Federal conspiracy statute, does not refer to overt acts. The drug law, which in its current form dates to 1988, provides simply that "any person who attempts or conspires to commit" any of a variety of drug crimes is guilty of conspiracy and is subject to the same penalties as those provided for the offense itself.
- Tulasi land baron of the New Vrindaban Conspiracy, bought The Holy Dham from a cash starved "king eddie" (Adwaitacharya); all that not already sold or leased to mr. and mrs. top buffoon. and, "how, exactly, did you acquire the laxmi you 'bought The Dham' with?"?, dumped his wife to welfare housing as he screens "new apprentices" (shades of donald trump!), who doesn't have a problem relating to second generation kids with a drug problem?", "is that a problem?", "what's your problem?", "ONE WORLD, ONE family", ONE PRICE FITS ALL?, you too can spend 'a pettit winter', foods drops at a slightly extra cost, and "Bring you own water!", or you can come over to our million dollar house (in better shape than The Palace) and have some of our septic run-off, followed sandiego's yudhisthir to NVC as east meets west in financial/ real estate exchanges.