Prosecutor Sentenced in Drug Case

SAN FRANCISCO A former San Francisco County prosecutor who pleaded guilty to accepting drugs from defendants in exchange for going easy on them has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Robert Roland was indicted last year of aiding a drug defendant get sentenced in 2003 to treatment instead of prison while he was a lawyer in the San Francisco County District Attorney's office.

Roland also admitted that in 2002 he appeared as a prosecutor in court in a felony drug case brought against Eric Earl Shaw.

The childhood friend of Roland had his felony reduced to a misdemeanor in exchange for hundreds of pills of ecstasy.

Details here from the AP via KESQ NewsChannel 3. My earlier posts about Mr. Roland's case are here and here.