From Foxnews.com we learn that Barney Frank was present when his partner, James Ready, was arrested for possession of marijuana in 2007. Frank of course claims he had no idea Ready was growing marijuana in his home.
This isn’t Frank’s 1st run-in with the law either. In the 1980s Frank admitted to paying Steve Gobie for sex and then, quite naturally, hired him as his assistant and moved him into his apartment. Gobie was later convicted of running a prostitution ring out of Frank’s apartment, a charge to which Frank pleaded ignorance.
Rep. Barney Frank admitted Friday that he was sitting on the porch of his partner’s Maine home when police came to arrest his partner for marijuana possession.
Frank, responding to new reports that he was present during the Aug. 2007 arrest of James Ready, said in a statement he was unaware Ready had marijuana plants.
According to a police report obtained by MyFoxBoston, Maine police arrested and charged James Ready with marijuana possession, cultivation and use of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty to civil possession and paid a fine. The remaining charges were dismissed last year.
Frank was not charged.
Frank is the author of a medical marijuana bill that would outlaw the prosecution of persons who use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
This is not to say that Barney Frank wasn’t truly unaware of what was going on in his home during both of these incidents. After all, he was also asleep at the wheel during the initial warnings of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.