Lawyers split on confiscation from drug kingpin

June 18, 1993|By Staff Report

County prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to divide the property of Roger L. Emory, who was convicted of drug kingpin charges in April. But they still are fighting over $27,216 seized from the bank accounts of Emory and his brother, James M. Emory, who was convicted of the same charges.

Police seized property from the Emory brothers and two of their former co-defendants, George T. Johnson Jr., and William Bailey Jr., on Oct. 29, 1992, in one of the biggest drug raids in county history.

In Roger Emory's case, the county will keep his 1987 red Corvette valued at $12,000 to $15,000, $18,300 in cash and 15 guns.

The county will release his 1984 Olds Cutlass, valued at $500. Prosecutors have decided not to try to take the house in the 7700 block of West Drive in Pasadena, which the Emorys bought from Roger Emory's mother, who holds the mortgage.

Trials are set for September in the forfeiture proceedings.

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