Pun Plamondon and Craig Blazier, both members of the Rainbow People's Paxty (RPP), were arrested in Ann Arbor on the afternoon of March 1, in a pair of raids synchronized and directed by Frank Kelley's state attorney general's office. They were immediately whisked upstate while their lawyer was forced to wait in the lobby of the Ann Arbor Pólice Department. Both brothers are now being held on an exorbitant bond of $100, 000 -- requested by two special prosecutors from Kelley's office - in a county jail in Beulah, Michigan, about 250 miles north of Ann Arbor. They are awaiting a March 12 preliminar y exam on charges of conspiracy to extort (25 years), extortion (25 years), armed robbery (life) and usury (5 years). RPP spokespersons have said that the charges are fal.se and are part of an organized attack to destroy viable alternative political organizations like the RPP. "I'm confident that we '11 be able to prove both Pun and Craig innocent as we have in the past with other trumped-up charges, " explained Genie Plamondon, Pun 's partner. According to Kelley's office, which issued a rare press release to all media, the charges in this case come from an admitted rip-off artist named Uwe Wagner, alias Uwe Wheeler, who was exposed in an article in the Jan. 23 issue of the SUN (which is reprinted above. ) - It appears that, after the article appeared, Wagner concocted a story to smear the RPP, either by himself or with the help of pólice. Such a tactic is not unusual in the history of government dealing with the RPP and its predeces sor, the White Panther Party. In 1969 Pun and two other brothers were charged with bombing a secret CIA office in Ann Arbor. That case was based on the word of David Valler, who admitted the bombing but who tried to implícate the other s so he could be granted imtmmity. The bombing charges were later dropped, as were all other charges against Pun-with the exception of carrying a false draft card, use of marijuana, and being drunk and disorderly in high school. Craig has no other convictions except for one juvenile raisdemeanor offense. Yet Kelley's office apparently still believes in this testimony, long since debunked, given to a notorious state cop: "Gentleman, based on the information we obtained through other normal pólice functions we would have to consider the White Panther Party as an organization bent on the total destruction of the present government and detrimental to the welfare of this country. " The carrent charges against Pun and Craig seem to be based on this accusatioaPun and Craig, however, have spent most of the past year helping to build the People's Ballroom and helping to repair the RPP houses. Pun has also been active in the Michigan Committee for prisoners Rights. The RPP is asking that donations to aid Pun and Craig's dèfense be sent to RPP Legal Defense Fund, 1520 Hill Street, in Ann Arbor.