Northern District of California OAKLAND – United States Attorney Scott…

Northern District of California OAKLAND – United States Attorney Scott N. Schools announced that on Friday, April 27, 2007, James P. Chiaverini, 37, of San Leandro, California was sentenced to five years imprisonment and four years of supervised release for growing marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841. On June 2, 2006, Chiaverini pleaded guilty to growing over 700 marijuana plants in Livermore, California on October 30, 2005. The plea agreement with the United States also included provisions related to assets that Chiaverini forfeited to the United States as part of the investigation, including several cars, motorcycles, and over $800,000. As part of arriving at the sentence, United States District Judge Martin J. Jenkins specifically found that Chiaverini was a manager or supervisor of the marijuana growing operation.

Shashi Kewalramani is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Legal Assistant Cynthia Daniel. The prosecution is a result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Livermore Police Department.

Further Information:

Case #:CR 06-00099 MJJ

All press inquiries to the U.S. Attorneys Office should be directed to Natalya LaBauve at (415) 436-7055 or by email at [email protected]

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