In sentencing, prosecutors claimed Burnette, Beshears manipulated Florida medical marijuana law

11/11/21–John “J.T.” Burnette, convicted in August on extortion and other charges, was sentenced to three years in federal prison Tuesday. His attorneys have vowed to appeal. However, federal prosecutors argue that the Tallahassee developer deserved a stiffer sentence, in part because he admitted to conspiring with childhood friend and former state Rep. Halsey Beshears “to keep out competitors” in the nascent medical marijuana industry. Read