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Ex-DEA agent in new role with pot investment firm
MSN ^ | 1/20/2014 | Jonathan Kaminsky

Posted on 01/20/2014 2:11:07 PM PST by IbJensen

Edited on 01/20/2014 2:54:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A small but growing list of individuals with unlikely backgrounds have joined or thrown their support behind state-sanctioned marijuana enterprises.

SEATTLE In a decade with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Patrick Moen rose to supervise a team of agents busting methamphetamine and heroin rings in Oregon - before giving it all up to join the nascent legal marijuana industry in nearby Washington state.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; dea; donutwatch; drugdealers; drugs; fifthcolumnist; legalizecrime; obamassmokeofchoice
In Oregon, another former Portland-based DEA agent, Paul Schmidt, who retired from the agency in 2010, recently set up shop as a consultant to medical cannabis businesses after working as a state inspector of medical pot dispensaries in Colorado.

Last year, former Mexican president Vicente Fox visited Seattle to trumpet support for a pot firm fronted by former Microsoft executive Jamen Shively. The Seattle police department is weighing whether to allow officers to moonlight as security guards at pot shops slated to open later this year.

1 posted on 01/20/2014 2:11:07 PM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen; GeronL

Reminds me of the Justice Department officials who go to work as mob lawyers.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 2:15:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: IbJensen

Obviously the man has no scruples.


3 posted on 01/20/2014 2:24:33 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: IbJensen

If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 2:38:03 PM PST by Hugin
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To: IbJensen

This makes total sense, A private equity firm investing in marijuana businesses wants to make darn sure that they don’t put their money into anything connected with a criminal enterprise. Who better to hire than an ex DEA agent?


5 posted on 01/20/2014 2:49:02 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: IbJensen

End the WOD. Even a former DEA agent sees how evil it is.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 2:53:14 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: IbJensen

This just has to chap the hides of drug warriors everywhere. ROFL!


7 posted on 01/20/2014 5:36:25 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My father-in-law, God rest his soul, used to always say that the answer to every question lies with observing the trail of the money.

I miss that old coot and his pearls of wisdom!


8 posted on 01/20/2014 11:12:42 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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