Fraud Charge for Marijuana Cooperative CEO
Fraud Charge for Marijuana Cooperative CEO
Jeffrey Kroll, president of the Shangri La Care Cooperative in Ojai was arrested last week and faces a number of charges, including fraud, money laundering, failure to file an income tax return, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, transporting marijuana, manufacturing concentrated cannabis and maintaining a place for using or selling a controlled substance.

Kroll also faces a number of misdemeanor charges including manufacturing drugs without a license, mislabeling and adulterating food products and operating a marijuana cooperative within 600 feet of a school.

Experienced Ventura County fraud attorney


If you’ve been arrested for fraud, grand theft or embezzlement, your first response should be to hire an experienced fraud attorney who can help you build a strong and aggressive defense strategy. Robert Helfend has worked as a criminal defense attorney in Ventura County for more than 30 years. He has taken on hundreds of clients, and is ready to take your case.

Convictions can have devastating impacts on your personal and professional lives. Aside from facing long prison terms and restitution, you could find other long-term challenges once a felony conviction is on your record.

Convictions on serious felony charges follow you around indefinitely. If your conviction arises from your conduct as a licensed professional, you may be required to surrender your professional licensure for some period of time, or perhaps even permanently. Even if you can retain (or regain) your license to practice, it may be next to impossible to find gainful employment following your release from prison.

You need the assistance of an experienced fraud attorney who will work to get your charges reduced or dropped. If that’s not possible under the circumstances, you need an experienced defense attorney who can work toward the best possible outcome in your particular circumstances.

Don’t risk your freedom on inexperienced criminal defense attorneys. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County fraud case.

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