Tuesday, January 27, 2009
While the news of denials of high profile clemency applications is dripping out, former state Republican leader John T. Korsmo has announced that his application for a presidential pardon was also rejected. WDAY AM 970 reports Korsmo "pleaded guilty in 2005 to federal charges of lying about his role in a Washington, D.C. fundraiser that took place three years earlier, while he was chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board." Korsmo got 18-months of probation and a $5,000 fine. See story here.