Saturday, January 24, 2009
Gary attorney John H. Hall is asking President Barack Obama to grant presidential pardons to his wife, Katie Hall, and daughter, Junifer Hall. The women both plead guilty (after first pleading innocent), in 2003, to mail fraud, and Junifer received a 15-month prison sentence. It is reported that the two women "admitted" that they "extorted thousands of dollars from their employees, many of whom were low-income, single mothers and fired those who refused to kick back part of their paychecks to The Friends of Katie Hall, her campaign organization, forcing at least one of the victims onto welfare." See story here.