Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Virginia: Clemency, But Not Quite Enough.

The Associated Press reports Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has pardoned Kathryn Anne Ingleson for her 1997 credit-card-fraud conviction, but she still faces possible deportation. Why? The Governor has granted a "simple pardon" officially forgiving Ingleson. But it appears that she needs "an absolute pardon," which is granted when the governor becomes convinced that a person "did not commit the crime or did not knowingly do it." See story here.

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