DETROIT (WXYZ) – A metro Detroit man who was a pioneer in the medical marijuana business is behind bars, serving more than 5 years, in a case that has some asking if he was the victim of selective prosecution, or if his time behind bars is an appropriate punishment for criminal activity.
His family, his attorney and his peers all believe he’s being singled out for what others are still getting away with right now.
Rudi Gammo was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison. Supporters say that’s longer than some child molesters, who have gotten out in 3 years or less.
“My husband is everything for us, everything. He is the head of the family and he support us on everything no matter what it is,” his wife Vida says. “My kids probably going to be 10 years old when he come home. I just want a little bit of mercy. because my kids and me and my whole family needs him, need him back.”
Vida says Rudi got into the medical marijuana business years ago, working at the