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Sly Stone

Cops Plea Deal

in Coke Case

11/15/2011 10:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sly Stone
could get off scot-free on cocaine charges ... because he's copped a plea that will keep him out of jail.

Under the deal, Sly, who has already put in 30 days of in-patient rehab, must complete an additional 60 days. 

As we first reported, the 68-year-old "Family Stone" singer was arrested on April 1 after cops say Stone was carrying freebase cocaine.

Stone pled no contest in court today and the judge imposed the sentence.  If Stone completes his rehab on time, the judge will dismiss the case outright and there will be no probation.

Sly's lawyers James E. Silverstein and Peter Knecht tell TMZ, "We are very pleased with the outcome of this case."


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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Look, I love Sly just like you do. But let's get real: he's not ever going to give up cocaine. So buy him a sandwich, give him a few bucks, and leave him alone.

1039 days ago

Billy Bob    

Freebase? Is that the celebrity word for CRACK?

1039 days ago


Sly... I had the opportunity of seeing you at the Apollo - back in the day...You were a favorite of our my Mom & our family... I really hope you live the rest of your life in Peace... She passed in 09'- but if she was here.. she would say the same.... thanks for the memories! Get it together man... it's never too late!

1039 days ago


I doubt Sly is BURNT in that that music is always in his heart and brain.

1034 days ago


William M. Theisen: He opened Wild Willys in 1973 selling pizzas. He began franchising Godfather's Pizza in 1975, which became a publicly traded company in 1982. He sold the pizza chain in 1983 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Diversifoods, Inc. until his resignation in 1984. He became the President of Business Ventures that same year. He purchased controlling interest in Green Burrito in 1984; in 1994, he became Chairman of the Board and CEO of the company. He received the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award and the Brownell-Talbot School Recognition Award. He became a franchisee of Famous Dave's in 2000. (Source)

According to the assassinated investigator of the Boystown and Franklin Credit Union scandal, Thiesen was also a heavy cocaine user with others in the Omaha, Nebraska area. (Source) His alleged close friend, Jimbo Jogusch was also named on the list. (Ibid).

It appears that Larry King, the main player in the child molestation/Satanic Ritual Abuse ring, also placed his victims in the restaurant industry. Larry was purportedly partners with one Shirley Jordan in the Omaha area, and employed spme of his victims there. (Ibid.) One Steve Turner, who allegedly recruited young victims for King and others to abuse, worked at both Franklin Credit Union and then Godfather's Pizza. (Ibid)

Pizza delivery opens the door for other "deliveries" as well. For example:

"Cops in Chicago busted 19 people in association with a pizza delivery/illegal drug business. The ring operated out of a host of food joints in the area selling narcotics alongside the food delivery orders. During the investigation cops said five pounds of cocaine was sold as well as Vicoden and Ecstasy. The combined street price of the narcotics was over $160...,000. Each of the 19 suspects bail was set at $50,000. After the arrest cops said the ring “had been a thorn in the side” of authorities for quite some time." (Source)

I remember hearing rumors of just such a "delivery" service in Parma, Ohio, when I was in politics. Interestingly enough the Treasurer's office at City Hall was busted for trafficking cocaine and the mayor purportedly died of a cocaine overdose. The narcotics were rumored to have been linked to a pizza and delivery ring.

Prostitution and Pizza Delivery can also be linked:

"Albuquerque Police have busted a very shady pizza operation -- not for health violations but for peddling skin along with pepperoni. Police say Jose Rengifo, 51, was running a prostitution ring disguised as a pizza delivery operation, which was only disrupted after Rengifo handed out a flier for the pizza at a popular lunch hangout for police officers. Investigators eventually learned that potential customers would call the number on the flier and order a pizza, at which point they would be directed to a home in southwest Albuquerque. Police say customers were paying $2 a minute for sex once inside the home!" (Source)

1033 days ago


Poor Sly Stone. He got the worst and most corrupt lawyers in L.A -- James E. Silverstein and Peter Knecht are ruthless con artists who steal the money and then pressure clients into needless plea deals. I feel so sad that Sly Stone would get taken advantage in this way.

985 days ago


Why would he get such awful lawyers? Peter Knecht and James E. Silverstein are the lowest con artists in the legal system. Sad day for Sly that he would have to depend on those two sleazebags.

985 days ago
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