In an interesting turn of events former San Francisco criminalist, Deborah Madden, has been brought up on federal charges, even after the state opted to not press charges (SFGate).
Apparently there is a limit to what even government employees can get away with, in that crazy San Francisco.
Madden, 61, who has not been jailed on the charge, has never been prosecuted by The City. She did plead no contest in San Mateo County to charges that stemmed from San Mateo police finding 0.09 grams of cocaine during a search of Madden’s home there.
Paul DeMeester, Madden’s attorney, took exception to the filing of federal charges, questioning why the federal government was involved.
“I don’t see that her picking up some residue — drugs that had been tested and destined for the trash bin — I don’t see how her admission to taking the drugs fits with those descriptions,” DeMeester said of the “misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception and subterfuge” claims.
The FBI is listed as the complainant on the indictment.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner
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