Thursday, March 27, 2008

Texas: Pardon Revisited

The Board of Regents will soon vote on the appointment of Ross Margraves Jr. to the Texas A&M at Galveston's Board of Visitors. Margraves is a Houston lawyer, Galveston property owner and avid Aggie fundraiser. What makes it all interesting is that, in 1996, he was also convicted of using a state-owned plane for a personal trip while serving as a member of the board. In 2003, Margraves' felony was pardoned in a 9-to-8 vote taken by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Gov. Rick Perry then endorsed the pardon. Margraves says the previous conviction "doesn't have anything to do with this." See story here.

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