James Ruben Varner entered into a plea for violating Penal Code § 496d(a), receiving stolen property. This is a felony. However, Varner argued that with Prop 47 creating section Penal Code § 490.2, his offense was eligible as a violation of 490.2 and thus, eligible under Prop 47 for reduction from a felony to a misdemeanor. Was this a good argument? Why or why not? Click on the following link to fine out.