Monday, June 01, 2009

Crime paid

Humboldt County men plead guilty to marijuana real estate buys
...felony charges of maintaining property to cultivate marijuana and conspiring to launder money...Jordan Pyhtila, 29, of Rio Dell, and Jessie Jeffries, 27, of Garberville...4,677 marijuana plants growing on properties located in Garberville, Eureka, Miranda and Blocksburg...a promissory note in the amount of $945,000, obtained from the sale of a subdivision the two men were developing on the Dinsmore Plateau in Rio Dell...began purchasing the properties in 1999... made the properties available to others for the cultivation of marijuana, and financed real estate purchased by others who planned to use the land to grow marijuana... helped other marijuana growing operations by financing equipment, building materials, plant clones, fertilizer, labor wages and various other expenses. In exchange, the two men received a portion of the profits made from the sale of marijuana grown on the properties... admitted to using the net profits of the marijuana cultivation to finance their business, J&J Earthmoving, and to buy numerous other properties across Northern California, in order to conceal the profits earned from drug sales... used nominee owners on the various properties to conceal their ownership of the properties....

Lived high on the hog apparently, too...
The $78,000 engagement ring! Eureka!
Just a case of plumb luck. It took a plumber to retrieve a woman's 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a restaurant toilet...


  1. What I want to know is, who has the ring?

    Asset forfeiture.

  2. Yep - find the nice lady, seize the ring and sell it to reimburse the government for the costs of catching these greedy criminals. I am all for it. Crime shouldn't pay the criminals or their complicit girlfriends.

  3. I suspect the nice lady will tell you it fell down another toilet.

    Or, she may have a replacement CZ put in its place.


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