Pardon

SAN FRANCISCO | California man gets word of pardon after fire destroys home

SAN FRANCISCO — Exactly 24 years after he was sentenced to jail time and probation for a drug conviction as a teenager, a man whose home was destroyed in a deadly Northern California wildfire learned he had been granted a pardon. Jason James Burnett received word of the pardon less than two weeks after the … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | California man gets word of pardon after fire destroys home

Governor Cuomo Issues First Group of Conditional Pardons Restoring the Right to Vote to New Yorkers on Parole

More Than 24,000 Individuals Included in First Group of Conditional Pardons Restores the Right to Vote for Individuals Released from Prison and Living Successfully Under Community Supervision Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that he has issued the first set of conditional pardons restoring the right to vote to 24,086 people under community supervision in … Continue reading Governor Cuomo Issues First Group of Conditional Pardons Restoring the Right to Vote to New Yorkers on Parole

Former Peruvian strongman released from clinic after pardon

LIMA, Peru  /January 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori left the clinic Thursday where he has been receiving treatment since his controversial pardon from a 25-year jail sentence. The 79-year-old former strongman departed in a wheelchair alongside his youngest son less than two weeks after President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his release. … Continue reading Former Peruvian strongman released from clinic after pardon

Former Peruvian president apologizes following pardon

LIMA, Peru  /December 27,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Former President Alberto Fujimori apologized to Peruvians on Tuesday for the wrongs committed under his government in the 1990s, issuing a vaguely worded statement two days after he received a presidential medical pardon that freed him from prison. The 79-year-old Fujimori spoke in a videotaped message from a hospital … Continue reading Former Peruvian president apologizes following pardon

Trump’s first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

PHOENIX, AZ/August 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman’s recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos. The White House said 85-year-old Arpaio was a “worthy … Continue reading Trump’s first pardon spares political ally Arpaio

Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

WASHINGTON/July 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has “complete power” to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president’s mind as the day broke. On a day when most people … Continue reading Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon