DENVER (AP) – Prosecutors say a Colombian man arrested after raids on Colorado medical marijuana businesses wired $400,000 from Colombia to buy a pot warehouse.
Hector Diaz was charged after the November raids with possession of a firearm. Newly filed court documents say he admitted wiring money from Colombia, which they believe was for the warehouse.
His lawyer didn’t immediately return a call.
The filing was made in response to a motion Diaz filed last month asking a judge to dismiss the case. He said he was singled out for prosecution because of his nationality and race and that the case violates his Second Amendment rights. Prosecutors say he was targeted because of his involvement in the marijuana industry, not his race.
They still have not disclosed the reasons for the raids.
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