Drug User Gave $142M To Charities

Drug User Gave $142M To Charities
Posted by FoM on March 05, 2000 at 15:52:11 PT
New Zealand News from The Press
Source: The Press On-Line
An American billionaire who smuggled drugs into New Zealand has given more than $142 million to charities. He is the chairman and chief executive of a large and long-established corporation that employs about 19,000 people, his lawyer has revealed. 
The man lives and works in the United States and has given $50 million to a museum and $92 million to two universities. He has also made donations to dozens of other causes, including a home for the aged, a school for special needs students, and college scholarships. Judge David Harvey has ruled that the New Zealand Herald newspaper could publish submissions made by the billionaire's lawyer, Marie Dyhrberg, containing her arguments as to why the man should be discharged without conviction, with his name suppressed. In them, Ms Dyhrberg said her client had used cannabis for a number of years. His doctor supported his decision to smoke the drug in preference to drinking alcohol. He brought enough cannabis to last him for his stay in New Zealand because he did not want to expose himself to this country's unknown drug underworld. Customs suspected the man was carrying drugs when a trained dog singled him out on his arrival at Auckland Airport on January 5. He admitted he was carrying cannabis. Customs later searched his boat, which was moored in Auckland. They found 47g of cannabis plant and 56g of cannabis resin. Auckland---NZPAPublished: Monday, March 06, 2000 New Zealand News from The Press Related Articles:Marijuana Arrest is a New Spotlight Queries Court Sentence on Billionaire
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