by David Downs
The heir to Oakland’s largest cab company received five years of probation for defrauding the city during failed efforts to dominate the national pot-growing supply trade, reports state.
Dharminder "Dhar" Mann, 29, pleaded no contest to defrauding the city's redevelopment program, took a plea and was sentenced last week to five years probation and must also repay the city of Oakland $44,399 by April 1, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office. Mann is also being sued by Oakland in civil court for $230,000 in penalties and $135,000 in damages.
Mann's parents operate Oakland's largest taxi service, Friendly Cab, and contribute heavily to local politicians' campaigns.