We need to raise $25,000 for Oshan to pay for his legal defense for a post conviction appeal. Oshan is respected and loved by many for his lifelong dedication to improving the world.
Oshan Cook is a 34 year old entrepreneur and community leader living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oshan is the sole owner of Om Shan Tea, a well known tea company that he founded in May, 2008. Om Shan Tea has an organic restaurant teahouse in San Francisco, CA and also operates a mobile tea service at many conferences, festivals, parties, nightclubs, weddings and other cultural events.
Oshan founded his company because he is very passionate about promoting tea culture as a remedy for many of our societal ills. He believes that tea culture is a powerful tool for cultivating authentic community, health, awareness, presence, communion and connection. Through his teahouse, mobile tea setups, tea workshops and non-profit activities, Oshan has introduced thousands of people to the magic and beauty of tea culture.
Oshan's Legal Situation:
Oshan was arrested 2 1/2 years ago and is accused of allegedly distributing psychedelics. The charges he is currently facing include a mandatory minimum charge of 10 years in prison and a recommended sentence of 10-15 years in prison.
These charges have absolutely nothing to do with Oshan's business, Om Shan Tea. The charges are only allegations and defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Oshan has pled not-guilty.
Oshan already went through a Jury Trial in late July this year. The jurors were presented with all the information about Oshan's case and 3 jurors decided that he was not guilty on all charges and more jurors thought that he was not guilty of some of the charges. The prosecutors have decided to retry the case, beginning on October 29th.
UPDATE: Oshan was found guilty in the retrial by a rushed jury. His sentencing date will be on January the 17th
UPDATE: Any additional funds will help fund a strong and hopeful post-conviction appeal.
What the Funds are Needed For:
Oshan needs to raise $25,000 asap to pay for his legal fees.
This legal case has put a tremendous strain on Oshan's business Om Shan Tea, which is currently in a dire financial situation. Any additional funds raised beyond the funding goal will be used towords Oshan's business and non-profit activities.
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