Pardons and commutations

March 30, 2018 - 8:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The men were among 56 receiving pardons Friday. Brown commuted the sentences of 14 others. Sokha Chhan and Phann Pheach both...
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March 30, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago. The men were among 56 who received pardons from Brown on Friday. He also commuted the sentences of 14 others. The pardons...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, attorney John Dowd walks in New York. One of President Donald Trump’s attorneys floated the possibility of pardoning two of the president’s former advisers caught up in the Russia probe in discussions with their lawyers last year, The New York Times reported Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The newspaper, citing three anonymous people with knowledge of the discussions, says that then-Trump attorney, John Dowd, raised the idea with attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 28, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's attorneys floated the possibility of pardoning two of the president's former advisers caught up in the Russia probe in discussions with their lawyers last year. That's according to a report in The New York Times. The newspaper says that then-Trump...
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Rene Lima-Marin speaks with reporters outside of the immigration detention facility in Aurora, Colo., as his father, niece and nephew look on from the side Monday, March 26, 2018. Lima-Marin walked out of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver on Monday after winning his deportation case. Lima-Marin was convicted of armed robbery in 2000 and sentenced to 98 years in prison but mistakenly paroled in 2008 in prison. After his release, Lima-Marin married, started a family and a got a job but was returned to prison after authorities discovered their mistake six years later. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
March 26, 2018 - 9:36 pm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Cuban immigrant's long quest for freedom appears over. Rene Lima-Marin, who was targeted for deportation after being pardoned by Colorado's governor for an armed robbery for which he spent two different stints in prison, is no longer behind bars. A smiling Lima-Marin walked...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photos of classified areas inside a submarine and served a year in federal prison. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Kristian Saucier was pardoned by Trump and said the president was...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photos of classified areas inside a submarine and served a year in federal prison. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Kristian Saucier was pardoned by Trump and said the president was...
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March 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned a Navy sailor who took photographs of the classified areas of a military submarine. Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty last year for taking the photos inside the USS Alexandria in 2009. He's served a 12-month prison sentence for the crime. Trump...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 7:46 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas "Bart" Whitaker about an hour before he was scheduled for...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
February 22, 2018 - 6:53 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man's scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas "Bart" Whitaker, Abbott accepted the state parole board's...
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March 07, 2017 - 4:50 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned a woman convicted of treason last year for sending text messages about military movements near Georgia's breakaway republic. The Kremlin published Putin's decree on Tuesday to pardon 46-year old Oksana Sevastidi, who was sentenced to seven...
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