The Judge will see you Now!

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Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311
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Every now and then I come across a story that I just know I am going to pass on to my wife for the humor, my kids for the life lesson, and my friends for the experience.


Today I saw one of those stories.


The Humor......this fellow was collecting SSI.  That means he was on the system and that is likely how he was found. In certain circumstances one can collect at 60, but the typical is 62 and well......Mr. Phillips is 62.  HE Effectively turned himself in.

The Lesson......Life always catches up.  You can't run around doing bad things and think, no problem, it's all good because it isn't. 

The Experience.....What I wouldn't have given to be in the room when the Deputy Marshall pronounced those words....The Judge Wants to see you.  The look on the face of Mr. Phillips must have been priceless. 

Good Job Boys!!!!

 

Here is the article.....Enjoy!

1970s Marijuana Kingpin Arrested at Seniors Community

Published January 28, 2011. / FoxNews.com

Mark Steven Phillips, 62, was arrested in his apartment at Century Village, a seniors community in Florida where he had been living in recent months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The arrest came 31 years after Phillips' original arrest in 1979, left. (U.S. Marshals Service)

Mark Steven Phillips, 62, was arrested in his apartment at Century Village, a seniors community in Florida where he had been living in recent months, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. The arrest came 31 years after Phillips' original arrest in 1979, left. (U.S. Marshals Service)

A key member of a Miami-based marijuana-smuggling ring was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Thursday, more than 31 years after skipping out of a federal trial.

Mark Steven Phillips, 62, was arrested in his apartment at Century Village, a seniors community where he had been living in recent months, according to a press release by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Along with 13 others, Phillips was charged in May 1979 in what was then the country's largest marijuana importation prosecution in history. The ring, known as the "Black Tuna Gang," derived its name from the radio moniker for the group's Colombian source for marijuana.

Phillips, who faces sentencing for a racketeering conviction and adjudication of fugitive charges, told U.S. Magistrate Edwin Torres that he has no property, $600 in a bank account and receives $667 in monthly Social Security benefits, the Miami Herald reported.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Phillips was sleeping when deputies went to his apartment on Monday and was told the "judge wants to see you, Mark" by the lead deputy marshal.

"The judge wants to see me from 30 years ago," Phillips replied.

Authorities estimate that the ring smuggled 500 tons of marijuana into the U.S. in the mid-'70s

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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Isn't that crazy!??!    Just goes to show you that it all eventually catches up with you!!!  Yikes!

Jan 28, 2011 06:16 AM #1
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Kevin Robinson
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I am glad they caught the guy. I wonder how much money that fool cost the rest of us.

Jan 29, 2011 01:52 AM #2
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
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Good question....open file since 1979.  Thousands of man hours when he firs escaped, then probably 20 per year since in an annual review......

 

Lots of money!!!

 

Gary De Pury, SFR

 

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