Thursday, July 2, 2009

Arizona: Request

Stan Griffis, a former County Manager Stan Griffis, is serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for stealing more than $400,000 from the County. After having served a little over two years of the sentence, he has now filed an application for a commutation. A prosecutor has sent a "packet" to the clemency board, however, and objects to any such consideration. It is noted that Griffis continues to deny that he violated the law and insists that his actions were approved of by a Board of Supervisors. Griffis' applications counters with "a list of positive accomplishments" (attending classes, teaching classes, helping illiterate inmates, woodworking and reading). He also notes that he has congestive heart failure, diabetes, malaria and nasopharyngeal stenosis. See story here.

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