Bad news for UFC veteran referee Josh Rosenthal. It was one year ago that federal agents raided a warehouse under Rosenthals name, containing over 1356 marijuana plants. After a long court battle in secret, the D.A. looks to have just nailed the UFC ref. for the illegal sales.
According to the Oakland, CA district attorneys office, they have just received a guilty plea from Rosenthal for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana. The next step now is sentencing, which is said to be a D.A. recommended 37 month jail term and five month probation. Not bad, considering the street value of the potential sale would be over six million dollars. The original sentencing for such a crime without a plea is said to be $10 million dolloars in fines, as well as 10 years to life in prison. All and all, Rosenthal may look to be doing some time, but it’s a slap on the wrist in contrast to the full extent of the severity.
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