Two associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, were arrested and charged with campaign finance violations involving REC business licenses. A federal indictment explains the alleged complicated scheme. ????WeedWeek California has more.
Former Texas Congressman Pete Sessions (R), an ardent prohibitionist in the last Congress, who lost his seat in November, is suspected of being among the beneficiaries. Sessions, no relation to Jeff, is now running again in a different Texas district.
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- As mayor of New York City, Giuliani was known for his dislike of ferrets. (It was a simpler time.)
According to the indictment, (Pt. 21), the charged individuals “took steps to hide” to identity of an investor in their Nevada REC business.
- In response, “outraged” Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) immediately announced the creation of a multi-agency task force to “root out potential corruption or criminal influences in Nevada’s marijuana marketplace.”
- Leafly fills in the details on the cannabis side.
My new story, “The Ebbu Files,” discusses how some investors with reputational concerns seek to mask their cannabis connections. For at least a year and a half, I’ve been asking Colorado officials — past and present — about this issue. None have been willing to discuss it, or even acknowledge it exists.