Woman pleads guilty in connection to cannabis delivery service that brought in more than $17 million

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A 53-year-old Massachusetts woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to an illicit cannabis delivery service, reports The Patriot Ledger . Deana Martin pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion, one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and three counts of money laundering in an operation that netted more than US$14 million ($17.2 million). Four charged after Toronto police raid unlicensed dispensary Boaters fish out $2.2 million of ‘washed-up’ cannabis and cocaine over two days off the Florida Keys Police arrest 19-year-old for selling cannabis edibles from vehicle parked behind church The delivery service operated for three years under the name Northern Herb and had at least 25 employees. The service allegedly provided cannabis products such as flower, pre-rolls and edibles to medical cannabis patients, but did not require patients to provide proof of a medical card. Cannabis is legal for both medical and recreational use in Massachusetts, as long as it’s obtained through regulated and licenced channels. Northern Herb allegedly did not pay any taxes as it accumulated millions in sales and Martin paid herself a monthly salary of US$80,000 ($98,000). She allegedly spread the money across various bank accounts, including those registered in another name. A 2019 release from the U.S. Department of Justice announcing the charges against Martin alleges she used some of the money to purchase a 2017 Porsche Boxster and paid more than US$300,000 ($368,240) towards the mortgage on her house. As part of her plea agreement, federal prosecutors and Martin agreed to a sentence of four years followed by three years of probation and restitution of more than US$50,000 ($61,373) to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as a fine determined by the court. Martin is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept.…

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