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September 7, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyer Ron Minkin, once the defender of men who shipped tons of marijuana into this country from such places as Thailand and Colombia, is a most unlikely volunteer in the war on drugs. For 15 years, Minkin smoked his clients' dope, shared their lavish meals, became godfather to their children. And as his core clientele of hippie dealers moved from small-time street deals on the Sunset Strip and became international drug barons, they paid him millions to keep them out of prison.
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November 6, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a "shocking tale" of deception and government misconduct, a federal judge threw out a major indictment Tuesday against an accused drug dealer whose eccentric Los Angeles drug lawyer turned against him and pressured him into becoming an informant. In a detailed opinion seven months in the making, U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling it a "shocking tale" of deception and government misconduct, a federal judge threw out a major indictment Tuesday against an accused drug dealer whose eccentric Los Angeles drug lawyer turned against him and pressured him into becoming an informant. In a detailed opinion seven months in the making, U.S.
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September 7, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyer Ron Minkin, once the defender of men who shipped tons of marijuana into this country from such places as Thailand and Colombia, is a most unlikely volunteer in the war on drugs. For 15 years, Minkin smoked his clients' dope, shared their lavish meals, became godfather to their children. And as his core clientele of hippie dealers moved from small-time street deals on the Sunset Strip and became international drug barons, they paid him millions to keep them out of prison.
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