High taxes doom profits for Washington marijuana dispensaries Washington Marijuana Rules – Chelan County Marijuana Plants Flourish Under Energy-Saving LED Lights Washington Marijuana Outsells Liquor Washington State adopts ‘Not for Kids’ label for edible marijuana products Washington’s recreational marijuana sales pass $1 billion State sets marijuana pesticide levels, lays out procedures for recalls Washington marijuana sales surpass $1B So, something interesting happens to marijuana after it’s legal Pacific asks court to shut down three marijuana dispensaries Police sting of marijuana delivery services ignite dispute in Seattle Illegal Marijuana Seizures Decline Drastically Since Legalization in Washington State Recreational Marijuana in Washington State – A Guide for Visitors Fake organic marijuana is everywhere Washington State launches campaign to prevent youth marijuana use In Spokane County, marijuana outsells wine, milk and bread — but not beer DEA Will Decide Whether To Reschedule Marijuana Marijuana Helps Arthritis Using Medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia Washington’s marijuana laws should be Uniform Support for marijuana legalization hits all-time high Production of illegal marijuana drops dramatically in Washington State Spokane laboratory finds pesticides in many marijuana products New Study Shows Marijuana’s Effect On Crash Risk Has Been Greatly Exaggerated In Washington, number of crimes up compared to pre-legal pot era Marijuana evolves into legal industry in Washington State Marapharm Ventures Acquires Marijuana Business in Washington State Vancouver Marijuana Opportunities Grow Marijuana store licensing system changing in Washington Washington State Patrol – Keep Our Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day! “Don’t Drive Impaired” Minimum Wage and Paid Leave Laws Affect Washington State Cannabis Businesses Washington Marijuana lab suspends operations Puyallup Tribe to test Washington Marijuana Washington State May Allow Out-of-State Marijuana Investors Weed Stores Conduct Recall IRS agent convicted of taking a bribe from Seattle dispensary Washington State Fines Two Marijuana Growers For Using Prohibited Pesticides Yakima, Washington police chief against retail sales of marijuana

IRS agent convicted of taking a bribe from Seattle dispensary

cde - Copy

A former Internal Revenue Service agent has been convicted in U.S. District Court of two felony charges for taking a bribe from a Seattle medical-marijuana dispensary owner.

A jury convicted Paul G. Hurley, 43, of Seattle, on Friday after a two-day trial and three days of deliberation. The charges are punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13.

Hurley, an IRS agent since 2009, was assigned last summer to audit the taxes of the Have a Heart dispensary. He told dispensary owner Ryan Kunkel that he had saved him $1 million in the audit, according to prosecutors. Hurley rubbed his fingers together and suggested that Kunkel pay off his student-loan debt over time.

Kunkel agreed to pay $20,000 cash instead. He then decided to report Hurley to federal authorities and agreed to a sting operation in which he handed over marked bills in meetings at a Starbucks, recorded by FBI agents.

Read the Rest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright 2016 www.mymarijuananews.com