by Heather Callaghan, Activist Post:
Vernon Hershberger’s recent verdict was mostly victorious on the three counts held against him for distributing fresh food to members without licensing. A jury found him guilty on the last count for breaking a holding order which held the maximum punishment. For the last three years, he’s had a threat of 2 years prison and $10,000 in fines looming over until that fateful fifth night of trial.
Vernon said after the verdict:
Praise the Lord! Now I can feed my community again.
Just days after, Wisconsin’s Department of Justice went after him and pressured the judge to jail him immediately. “This case was about one person believing that he was above the law. That was the underlying theme,” said Department of Justice attorney Eric Defort. At the sentencing yesterday, the State (prosecutor) was pushing for $3,000 in fines, a year of probation and payment for probation supervision costs.
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