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Published on July 26th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

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Owner of Marijuana Stores in Orange, Los Angeles Counties Sentenced

SANTA ANA, California –  A San Clemente man who owned and operated a string of nine illegal marijuana stores that generated at least $25 million in profits was sentenced, July 22, to 262 months in federal prison for drug trafficking and tax evasion.

John Melvin Walker, also known as “Pops,” 56, of San Clemente, was also ordered to pay the Internal Revenue Service $2,415,409.29 and to pay the California State Board of Equalization $1,857,280.00 in restitution.

Walker pleaded guilty in April to two felony counts – one count of conspiring to distribute well over a ton of marijuana and maintaining drug-involved premises, and one count of tax evasion.

Walker was the lead defendant in a 14-defendant indictment returned by a federal grand jury this past fall. The indictment outlined a drug-trafficking conspiracy led by Walker, who owned and operated at least nine marijuana stores in cities across Los

Angeles and Orange counties. The nine marijuana stores were in Long Beach, DanaPoint, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Costa Mesa, Whittier and San Juan Capistrano.

Walker was “the kingpin of a large, organized criminal enterprise awash in narcotics, firearms, and, most of all, money,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing brief.

Walker admitted in the federal tax case that he earned approximately $25 million from marijuana sales over the course of six years. Walker specifically admitted that he earned $11.4 million in 2009, but reported to the Internal Revenue Service only a tiny fraction of that income. As part of his plea agreement, Walker agreed to pay the IRS more than $2.4 million in back taxes for years 2006 through 2011, as well as $1.8 million in restitution to the California Board of Equalization. In addition to the $4.2 million he has agreed to pay to federal and state tax authorities, Walker agreed to forfeit to the government $25 million in illegally obtained income, which includes, among other assets, more than $500,000 in cash previously seized by law enforcement authorities, his multi-million dollar home in San Clemente, a string of mobile homes in Mammoth Lakes, rental properties in Long Beach, and his interest in two strip clubs.

Walker, a twice convicted felon, also admitted that he possessed firearms in relation to the drug-trafficking offense. Authorities discovered in one of Walker’s “stash houses” an AK-47-style assault rifle, three other firearms and ammunition.

Walker has been in custody since pleading guilty in this case on April 1.

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