Wednesday, June 16, 2010

People v. Casas (Cal. Ct. App. - May 25, 2010)

Nothing new from the California Court of Appeal today, and two tiny orders is all we have from the Ninth Circuit. So let's just take a brief diversion to an opinion from last month to remind ourselves what a wonderful thing drugs are:

"Defendant, Jorge Jose Casas, a salesman at a car dealership, used a trade-in vehicle to follow a customer home to collect the down payment, a process referred to as 'chasing.' However, he did not return to the dealership immediately with the down payment or the trade-in vehicle, using the vehicle to drive nearly 400 miles in search of drugs to purchase using the cash portion of the down payment. He was convicted of embezzlement (Pen. Code,1 §§ 503, 508) following a jury trial and sentenced to state prison."

Selling used cars and a drug addiction. An awesome combination.