Congratulations to Assistant Federal Defenders Matt Bockmon and Sean Riordan and private defense attorney Michael Bigelow for hanging the jury in a marijuana cultivation case before Judge Burrell this afternoon! No. 13-CR-0300-GEB. AUSA Samuel Wong was lead prosecutor. Jury split 9-3 and 11-1 for guilt on the two defendants. No word on whether government will retry.
Also props for attorney Kelly Babineau, who I heard got an acquittal in state court. Client, a doctor, was charged with prescribing pills to patients without any medical necessity. Trial before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Larry Brown, a former EDCA AUSA.