Pubdate: Wed, 16 Jan 2008
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2008 Southam Inc.
Author: Jodie Emery


Re: Pot 'Prince' Favours Jail Time in Canada, Jan 15.

Some media outlets have published major errors about the plea deal
Marc Emery -- my husband -- is working on with the U.S. and Canadian

First, as correctly reported in the Post, the deal has not been
finalized, so negotiations are still under way. The B.C. Supreme Court
extradition hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21. Because the deal has not
been presented or signed, there is still the possibility Marc will
fight against extradition instead of plea bargaining.

Secondly -- as also correctly reported in the Post -- co-accused
Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams' charges have not been dropped. They
are not mentioned or included in the deal. Marc has stipulated he will
only take the deal if his co-accused be spared from jail or prison,
but further negotiations are needed to that end.

Lastly, Marc would still be extradited to the United States under
temporary extradition and serve jail time, as the deal requires he
plead guilty to charges in both Canada and the United States. He would
serve six to nine months in a U.S. jail awaiting sentencing, and then
the Americans would have 45 days to return him to Canada. He must
serve no fewer than five years of the 10-year sentence in Canada as
part of the deal.

Thank you for allowing me to clarify my husband's possible

Jodie Emery, Vancouver.
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