D.Colo.: MMJ facility subject to IRS summons for back taxes can’t show summons was unreasonable

Petitioner is a medical marijuana facility under investigation by the IRS for selling product in violation of state law and not paying the taxes on it. (This was for tax years pre-recreational sales.) The IRS showed that the summonses were legitimate and in aid of a tax investigation, and they did not violate the Fourth Amendment. There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in the records because the same information has been turned over to the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division. Medicinal Wellness Ctr. v. Hickox, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 70662 (D. Colo. Apr. 24, 2019).*

Plaintiff’s malicious prosecution and § 1983 case against the NYPD fails because there was probable cause. Flavin v. City of New York, 2019 NY Slip Op 03151, 2019 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 3135 (1st Dept. Apr. 25, 2019).*

This entry was posted in § 1983 / Bivens, Probable cause, Subpoenas / Nat'l Security Letters. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.