Friday, March 7, 2008
Gov. Bill Richardson (D) has rejected a pardon request from one Jimmie Rae Gordon Jr., who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for 11 counts of fraud over $2,500 and four counts of being an unlicensed broker who sold unregistered securities and made fraudulent offers to sell securities. The request was denied because of "strong opposition" by victims of the fraud and after "carefully considering Mr. Gordon's conduct while in prison." See story here.