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4A Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 Court News By Dave Keller sault with intent to causeother injuries. . Hospital fired Musselman, Since that time, Mussel- jail Sept. 7, wil: StaffWnter bodily harm. Musselman was arrested despite pleas from some man hired new attorneys and lowed to earn Greenville surgeon The plea agreement, which minutes after the o't ,pse, members of the community a plea agreement was worked ofjailearly. Richard Musselan will includes $8,000 in restitution was released on bail and then to keep him at the facility, out, resulting in the cancella- Most criminal serve six months in jail for to victim John Bergstrand,failed to appear in court, re> In May, Judge Ann Ruther- tion of a jury trial, are allowed to serve beating up a chiropractor in concludesahigh-profilecase, sulting in a warrant for his ford ordered the doctor toUnder the agreement, thirds of their aQuincyheatthclub. In April, Musselman beat arrest, stand trial when she ruled it which received Bergstrand's they The punishment is one of up Bergstrand in a disputeBefore Musselan could be was likely that Mussetman blessing, the doctor will Before the terms of probation that over Bergstrand's friendship arrested a second time, hebeat up Bergstrand. serve six months in jail in the plea, the resulted from Musselman with Musselman's wife. turned himselfand posted He was facing felony bat- Modoc County, where he is quired to waive hiS pleading guilty Aug. 31 to a Bergstrand sustained abro- additionalbail, tery, felony assault and now workingand living, trial. charge of misdemeanor as- ken nose, broken ribs and In addition, Indian Valley felony burglary. Musselman, who goes to By Dave Keller Court Judge Garrett Olney tended to treat himself and evidence" that he wanted to Staff Writer sentenced the Taylorsvilleothers who are allowed under sell it for non-medical users. Joseph Crawford Robinson, man at the conclusion of the state law to use the drug for But Jeff Cunan, the deputy who was convicted by a jury Aug. 29 hearing, medical purposes, district attorney, argued in of possessing marijuana for Robinson tried to convinceAlthough Robinson has ad- court papers that Robinson's sales, has been sentenced to Olney that he would be an ap- mitted that he intended toclaim is a lie intended to con- state prison for three years, propriate candidate for pro- peddle the grove's excess ceal a large marijuana opera- It is one of the longest sen- bation and that a prison sen- marijuana, the defendant tion. tences in a marijuana case tence was not a fitting pun- said he intended only to sell He called Robinson's claim since the passage in 1996 of ishment for the offense, it to sick people and for only "a cynical use of the sick," at- Proposition 215, which allows Robinson told Olney that below the market price, guing that the crimes is "one seriously ill people to use his Taylorsville marijuanaThe defendant argued that of the most serious crimes of marijuana. grove, which was uncoveredthe Plumas County Districtthis nature in recent Plumas Plumas County Superior nearly a year ago, was in- Attorney never offered "any County history." Despite Robinson's requestoffering to sell for a lesser punishment, O1- rors also found ney went along with a recom- fendant was mendation by the probationguns while department, offense. The department urged the Nearly a year judge to give Robinson a two- son and three year sentence, plus an addi- taken into tional 12 months because cessing about 50 Robinson used loaded guns in marijuana at the crime, lorsville home. On Aug. 1, a jury found Robinson, Robinson guilty of possessing own attorney marijuana for sales, illegally case, told Olney transporting marijuana andpeal his conviction. HI By Dave Keller Arguing that the district at- The district attorney's of- operating a meth lab in Pot- Staff Writer torney's office is "biased and rice was expected to file a re- tola. One of the defendants in a prejudiced against him," Por- spouse Sept. 7. In legal papers filed last methamphetaminelab caseis tola's Raymond Tiradeau The motion will be heard week with the court, Zube ar- asking a judge to disqualify contends the district attorney in Plumas County Superior gues that conduct by Deputy the Plumas County District is not capable of handling his Court Friday, Sept. 26 by District Attorney Gary Mc- Attorney from prosecuting case in an "evenhanded man- Judge William Pangman. Gowan and the district attor- him. her." A trial date of Sept. 19 has ney's office shows they are been vacated, not treating Tiradeau in a Tiradeau and his wife, Joel- fair manner. la Tiradeau, are accused of The legal papers point to an CalFarm's Primary 45 Plan Features: $45 Co-pay ConsuIt3~ons Choice Freedom ~o Choose Your : Choice of Adult Preventive I ~nOuding Lab an~ Diag--, $300 max ~yable .... 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Tiradeaus' hearing, leading Although it had to a heated argument be- response at tween the two outside the district attorney's courtroom, expected to Meanwhile, Zube states points opposing the that the district attorney's of- The standard fice supplied information that about the case against thethat, not only is Tiradeaus to Raymond attorney biased, Tiradeau's employer, bias is so crl That resulted in the em- defendant cannot ployer, Pacific Bell, suspend- trial frothe A barbecue fund-raiser More than $14,0 was held for former Plumasraised to help the County Deputy Dale Prosise, family with theirj who was recently diagnosedcosts. with cancer, on Aug. 19 atThe Plumas Chester Park. Deputy Sheriffs The event was attended by and the Lassen over 700 people, who were Deputy SherifFs served a tri-tip dinner, sponsored the event. 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