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The group Federal Accountability Coalition has claimed responsibility for the bogus email which alleged that U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy is targeting illegal prescription drug sales at pharmacies in San Diego.

The phony press release from the email address, laura.duffy@usjusticedept.us was sent to reporters and media organizations early this morning. The announcement resulted in stories in the Los Angeles Times and was mentioned in tweets from ProPublica...oh, and the San Diego Reader. (Thanks to the Voice of San Diego for making me aware of the hoax.)

Dexter Haight from the Federal Accountability Coalition claimed responsibility for the email in a press release. During a phone interview --not taken from a press release-- Haight says the bogus statement was meant to draw attention to Duffy and her mission to close medical marijuana dispensaries.

"The media was not the target in this," said Haight in a phone interview. "We want to hold the government, and the U.S. Attorney, accountable for their policies. We thought satire was the best way to do that."

Haight says Duffy's office has not contacted him and stands by the sham press release. "It is the right of the private citizen to engage in satire as a way to point out hypocrisy in government."

*I have not yet found any background information on Dexter Haight

San Diego, CA, July 27, 2012: The “Cease and Desist” orders and “official” press release announcing the closure of pharmacies in San Diego, purportedly originating from the office of US Attorney Laura Duffy, are indeed fake.

This hoax was conducted in retaliation against US Attorney Laura Duffy for her insubordination against the Obama administration and government of the United States of America.

Duffy’s superiors, President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, have both pledged that federal resources would not be used to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating in compliance with state law. Despite this pledge to the American public, U.S. Attorney Duffy has used Federal power to target medical marijuana dispensaries with asset forfeiture. Her office has made it clear that she is willing to push her agenda regardless of state laws, personal liberties and the free-market.

Recently, Laura Duffy’s office has pursued the closure of San Diego County’s only permitted medical marijuana dispensary, in direct violation of official policy.

“I’m not a pot smoker or an Obama supporter, but I am a concerned citizen and property owner.” said Dexter Haight from the Federal Accountability Coalition. “Duffy’s a Benedict Arnold. She’s not following orders. And what’s more, if she shuts down a proper medical marijuana facility, how long until she goes after the pharmacies? Duffy’s actions are emblematic of erosions of our personal liberty and property rights that have become so commonplace in our post-9/11 world. What will she confiscate next, my home, my guns, the local farmer’s market?”

Benedict Arnold was an American general during the Revolutionary War whose name became synonymous with treason once it was discovered that he attempted to sell West Point to the British. After American victory in the war, Arnold was exiled to Britain where he lived out the rest of his life shamed and banished.

“Benedict Arnold betrayed America because he wasn’t liked by citizens or his peers. It’s a well known fact that Duffy is the least well regarded of the four US Attorneys in California. Bitterness festered into insubordination in Arnorld’s case and led to treason. Duffy is already insubordinate, what’s next?”

Letters distributed by the US Attorney’s office signed by Duffy have stated, regarding property seizure: "Real and personal property involved in such [illegal] operations are subject to seizure by and forfeiture to the United States ... regardless of the purported purpose..." In another press release from her office she boasts of collecting “$29,725,382” in asset forfeitures in 2011 from the Southern District alone.

“I can’t believe how proud she is of taking Americans’ property; maybe it’s because she was appointed, not elected. Maybe it’s bitterness over her low reputation. Either way, it’s time she is held accountable by President Obama and Eric Holder for her flagrant insubordination.”

Haight continues, “Our founding fathers grew hemp for paper and ropes. Nobody was taking their property. Today, if someone threw a pot seed into my yard, they’d come and take my house. It’s criminal.”

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Ponzi July 31, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m.

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minorcorrection July 31, 2012 @ 7:14 p.m.

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DonnaLambert Aug. 1, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m.

Hopefully Laura Duffy will put Eugene Davidovich and ASA-Americans for Safe Access out of their misery. Eugene Davidovich has spent the last several years making death threats against women and children, stolen at least one patient database from a medical marijuana dispensary, hacked computers, filed false copyright claims, stolen people videos and photographs, instigated group stalking and bullying. This is all documented. I filed an FBI IC3 complaint for Eugene Davidovich hacking my computer and I filed a restraining order for him instigating ASA leader Terrie Best to try to punch my attorney in the face. What is ASA, "Americans For Safe Access". They try to pretend they are a medical marijuana patient advocacy group. This is the first lie. They are a LOBBY FOR THE FINANCIAL INTEREST of Don Duncan, and his CannBe corporation. This group has hijacked medical marijuana on multiple levels.

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DonnaLambert Aug. 1, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m.

ASA- Don Duncan sent ASA-Dion Markgaaf to my house to personally ask me to stop talking about Mother Earth. There is a whole lot more but I feel relatively sure that is the "ASA Investment" that Eugene was seeking a front man for, quite a bit of side documentation on that issue. They screwed over everybody in this County to get their Mother Earth, IMHO, and monopolies of any kind only ensure high prices, as well as in all that battle what was really accomplished for the people this law was intended

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minorcorrection Aug. 1, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m.

You are implying ASA and Eugene dictate policy to Bonnie Dumanis, Eric Holder and Laura Duffy to protect Mother Earth in El Cajon ?

Does the ASA also control the LA City Council who decided to ban all dispensaries ?

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