Pardons and commutations

October 02, 2019 - 10:01 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is asking Wisconsin's governor for a pardon or commutation of his life prison sentence, attorneys said Wednesday. Brendan Dassey was 16 years old...
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October 02, 2019 - 9:53 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is asking Wisconsin's governor for a pardon. Attorneys for Brendan Dassey said Wednesday that they are petitioning Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for...
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Russian actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for assaulting police at the July 27 rally, arrives for a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 30, 2019 - 6:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday commuted the prison sentence for a Moscow actor convicted of assaulting a police officer to a suspended one, in a case that sparked a public outcry and was criticized as an effort to intimidate anti-government protesters. The Moscow City Court ruled that...
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Russian actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for assaulting police at the July 27 rally, arrives for a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 30, 2019 - 5:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has commuted the prison sentence for a Moscow actor convicted of assaulting a police officer to a suspended one, in a case that sparked a public outcry. Moscow City Court ruled Monday that Pavel Ustinov should be punished with a one-year suspended sentence instead of 3...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. President Trump's former campaign manager is to be arraigned on state mortgage fraud charges. Manafort's lawyers filed court papers late Wednesday, Sept. 5, that seek to have his New York mortgage fraud case dismissed, arguing the charges filed in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves the same alleged conduct as federal cases that landed him behind bars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 05, 2019 - 1:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed court papers seeking the dismissal of his New York mortgage fraud case, arguing that the charges brought in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves some of the same...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. President Trump's former campaign manager is to be arraigned on state mortgage fraud charges. Manafort's lawyers filed court papers late Wednesday, Sept. 5, that seek to have his New York mortgage fraud case dismissed, arguing the charges filed in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves the same alleged conduct as federal cases that landed him behind bars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 05, 2019 - 1:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed court papers seeking the dismissal of his New York mortgage fraud case, arguing that the charges brought in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves some of the same...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019, file photo, Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in downtown Chicago. On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, Pritzker said he's erased the drug conviction of Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. who was deported to Mexico in 2018, a step that Perez's supporters hope will help him return to the U.S. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky, File)
August 30, 2019 - 11:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The governor of lllinois said Friday he's erased the drug conviction of an Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018, a step that the man's supporters hope will help him return to the U.S. "I recognize this pardon is not a perfect solution, but it is the most just action to...
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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, hands a signed bill off to sponsor Illinois State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Collinsville, that will raise the minimum salary for teachers to $40,000 after a bill signing ceremony in the Governor's office at the Illinois State Capitol, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. The new new minimum salary will be phased in over four years with hopes to reduce a teacher shortage in Illinois that has school districts for the 2018-2019 school year with 4,196 unfilled positions across the state according to the Illinois State Board of Education. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:29 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The governor of lllinois said Friday he's erased the drug conviction of an Army veteran who was deported to Mexico in 2018, a step that the man's supporters hope will help him return to the U.S. "I recognize this pardon is not a perfect solution, but it is the most just action to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo U.S. Senatorial candidate and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio rides on his campaign bus in Phoenix. Nearly three years after he was voted out of office, the former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to rounding up immigrants in the country illegally is going after his old job. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 26, 2019 - 8:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the Arizona lawman known for leading immigration crackdowns, jailing inmates in tents and receiving a pardon from President Donald Trump, is running for his former job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix after getting trounced in 2016 by a little-known challenger. Arpaio, who...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo U.S. Senatorial candidate and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio rides on his campaign bus in Phoenix. Nearly three years after he was voted out of office, the former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to rounding up immigrants in the country illegally is going after his old job. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 26, 2019 - 5:48 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the Arizona lawman known for leading immigration crackdowns, jailing inmates in tents and receiving a pardon from President Donald Trump, is running for his former job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix after getting trounced in 2016 by a little-known challenger. Arpaio, who...
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