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United States v. Donato Canceleno (2007-2008(deceased in custody), Madera, CA)

posted Jan 31, 2013, 11:21 AM by The Editor   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 6:28 PM ]
Madera, July 27, 2007. Donato Canceleno, a 63-year-old disabled patient, was turned over to federal government for prosecution by Madera prosecutor. Donato was facing trial in state court after being granted a Prop. 215 defense following his arrest on March 7, 2005 for cultivating 216 small indoor plants for three patients. Madera prosecutor Michael Keitz announced in court that he was dropping state charges and turning Canceleno over to federal agents, who dragged him off to jail. Died of heart attack, Oct. 10, 2008 before facing trial in federal court.

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