CASTRO VALLEY (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area criminal defense attorney on Wednesday claimed he is being blackballed by his bank because of his work with clients facing marijuana-related charges.
Longtime criminal defense attorney Donald Drewry told KPIX 5 he’s being targeted because of the defendants he represents.
Drewry said that the Castro Valley branch of Bank of the West where he has his accounts has told him to find a new home for his money by next week.
“My credit is at stake; paying bills on time, paying bills, having insurance cut off. All kinds of problems. Let alone I can’t take on new clients,” explained Drewry.
He was told that the bank would also cancel his credit lines. All because he represents clients who have had marijuana-related offenses.
“I’m being shut down…