Oklahoma attorney charged in the medical cannabis “ghost ownership” scheme

This has already happened with two attorneys in Oklahoma back in June

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Two Oklahoma attorneys accused of facilitating an illegal medical marijuana operation

Two Oklahoma attorneys accused of facilitating an illegal medical marijuana operation

 

Now, reports  Local Today…

Another Oklahoma attorney is charged with allegedly helping set up illegal cannabis businesses under the state’s medical cannabis program, reports KOCO News 5. Matthew Stacy is accused of registering more than 300 limited liability companies to sell medicinal cannabis and obtain manufacturing licenses.

According to the affidavit, Stacy told officers “on many occasions” that the stores were not operating, but investigators found “thousands of marijuana plants actively growing, sometimes with tens to hundreds of pounds of fully processed and/or packaged.” Marijuana located on the premises. ”

Woodward said the illegal operations could not have obtained a license “if it weren’t for a law firm that came forward and filed fraudulent filings.”

Woodward told KFOR that the ghost owners could also face criminal charges because of their role in the system.

Stacy, a lieutenant colonel in the Oklahoma National Guard, was also named to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt’s COVID-19 response team and donated the maximum of $2,900 to Stitt’s reelection campaign.

Read more https://localtoday.news/ok/another-oklahoma-attorney-charged-in-the-medical-cannabis-ghost-ownership-scheme-35099.html

 

Also read https://eu.oklahoman.com/story/news/2022/10/24/accused-oklahoma-pot-attorney-matt-stacy-was-paid-300-an-hour-by-state-during-pandemic/69573015007/

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