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Wausau Attorney Sentenced for Attempted Possession of Marijuana (THC) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

WAUSAU - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on October 27, 2010, a Wausau attorney was sentenced today in Marathon County Circuit Court.

 

Van Hollen stated that Ronald Moore (age 55) entered no contest pleas to the misdemeanor offenses of attempted possession of marijuana (THC) and possession of drug paraphernalia before the Hon. Patrick F. O'Melia, an Oneida County Judge sitting for the Marathon County Circuit Court. Judge O'Melia sentenced Moore to pay a fine of $1,500 plus costs and to pay restitution in the amount of $1,939 to the family for legal fees it paid to Moore.

 

According to the Complaint, an individual reported to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department that Moore had requested a client whom Moore was representing on pending charges to obtain marijuana. Moore allegedly provided the individual with cash. At the time, Moore represented the individual on pending criminal charges. In addition, the individual also claimed that he brought drug related paraphernalia to Moore's office at Moore's direction.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Marathon County Sheriff's Department. Assistant Attorney General Donald V. Latorraca acted as the special prosecutor in this matter. .

 

A copy of the Criminal Complaint and the Factual Basis for Plea are available at:

 

2010 file: