New York Lawyer Sentenced to Prison! 

New York Lawyer Sentenced to Prison! 
Posted by FoM on March 08, 1999 at 12:13:37 PT
for Largest Marijuana Cultivation Operation
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., A New York City attorney was sentenced on Friday, March 5, to over ten years in prison today for his role in a twelve year marijuana growing conspiracy. 
Donald K. Stern, United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, L. Wayne Nicks, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, and Fred Aufiero, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, announced that attorney HERBERT DERMAN, 68, of New York City, was sentenced to 10 years and month in prison for conspiring to cultivate and distribute marijuana from 1983 to 1995. According to evidence presented during DERMAN's trial in federal court, from 1984 to 1991, over 120,000 marijuana plants were grown in an underground bunker on DERMAN's North Egremont, Massachusetts, property. In 1991 the marijuana growing operation moved to co-defendant Marcel Rosenzweig's property in Sandisfield, Massachusetts, where another 60,000 marijuana plants were grown until August, 1995. In August, 1995, federal agents seized over 5,600 marijuana plants and over $1 million in cash and gold from Rosenzweig's property. The twelve year marijuana growing operation was the largest in Massachusetts history. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and its Springfield Drug Task Force and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division in Springfield. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ariane D. Vuono and Kevin O'Regan, Chief of Stern's Springfield office.
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