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Changes in marijuana law discussed

The State Bar of Michigan General Practice — Solo and Small Firm Section will present a seminar entitled “Medical Marijuana: The Current State of the Law” at noon on Thursday, May 9 at Ginopolis Bar B Q Smokehouse in Farmington Hills.

The legislature pushed through changes to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Law tthat affect Michigan authorized medical marijuana patients and registered caregivers.

Presenters include William L. Cataldo, chief of homicide for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office who worked previously as a criminal defense attorney and law professor.

The seminar will cost $30 for section members and $40 for non-members.

To register, visit www.michbar.org.

Contact Elizabeth Silverman at asatty@aol.com or 248.538.1177 for more information.

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Bill would limit release of 911 calls

LANSING (AP) — Prompted by a high-profile case of an attack on a Detroit-area family, a state lawmaker has introduced a bill aimed at limiting the release of 911 recordings requested under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

Rep. Kurt Heise of Plymouth said he wants to strike a balance between the public’s right to the information and the need for sensitivity, the Lansing State Journal reported.

The bill was prompted by a 2012 attack on the Cipriano family in Farmington Hills, Heise said. Tucker Cipriano is accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat and trying to kill his mother and brother.

A 911 call for help from the home captured audio of the frantic scene at the family’s home.

Heise said his intent is to limit how quickly 911 recordings are available.

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Man who faked being judge’s son sent to jail

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man who faked being the son of a judge to con money from people with legal troubles has been sentenced to two years in state jail.

Another judge in San Antonio this week sentenced 37-year-old Mark David Leal.

Leal in March pleaded no contest to theft of $3,500 from a man facing drug possession and drunken driving charges.

Prosecutors say Leal falsely claimed his mother was Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner and that she would delete the charges from a court computer.

The scam surfaced when the charges weren’t dropped and the duped man mailed a threatening letter to the unknowing judge.

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Man charged with stealing $10K in meat

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A Bloomfield man has been charged with stealing about $10,000 worth of chicken wings and other meat from a South Windsor company where he worked.
Boris Delisser, 43, was charged with first-degree larceny in connection with the reported thefts last year at County Distributors, a wholesale meat company.

Police say the company’s owner reviewed surveillance video and saw Delisser taking products from the warehouse and loading them into a vehicle.

Authorities say they investigated the owner’s complaint and found that Delisser had stolen meat on several other occasions.

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