Judge releases Shangri La trio: Bail rescinded on their promise to appear May 12

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

Three men from the Shangri La Care Cooperative were out of jail Monday after pleading not guilty in Ventura County Superior Court. Jeff Kroll and Robert Hoffman, co-founders of the cooperative, along with cooperative delivery driver William Macneil, were released on their own recognizance by Superior Court Judge Ryan Wright.

“This particular judge was starting to see the harassment that’s been going on against us and against the members of Shangri La,” Kroll said Tuesday.

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