CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1991 |
A Los Angeles federal judge said Monday that a defense lawyer had "made a prima facie case" that the U.S. attorney's office selectively prosecuted her Latino client under a law that imposes harsh penalties for dealing drugs near a schoolyard, playground or video arcade. U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer directed Assistant U.S. Atty. Alan Dahle to submit a written response within two weeks to allegations lodged by North Hollywood defense lawyer Mary F. Gibbons.