Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Pardon Watch List, 2012

OK, here is our first run of the Pardon Watch List for 2012. Please no betting. Here are some  individuals who have 1) expressed interest in clemency 2) been mentioned in media outlets as deserving clemency or 3) are being supported for clemency through assorted "campaigns":

- Clarence Aaron (drug conviction)
- ACORN (voter fraud)
- Weldon Angelos (marijuana) 
- Jim Black (corruption) 
Barry Bonds (obstruction of justice) 
- Randall "Duke" Cunningham (bribery, tax law violations)
- Edwin Edwards (racketerring) application rejected by Bush
- John Edwards (illegal use of campaign funds)
- Katie Hall (mail fraud)
- Dan Hanks (quite the rap sheet!)
- Ron Isley (tax evasion)
- William Jefferson (bribery, corruption)
- Jack Johnson (violation of Mann Act) not looking good
- Marion Jones (steroids) 
- John Walker Lindh (terrorism)
Chris McNair (bribery)
- Michael Milken (junk bond king)
- Leonard Peltier (double murder)

- O. Henry (embezzlement)  
- Jonathan Pollard (spying)  
- Tony Rezko (corruption) a "spokesman" has said it will not happen
- George Ryan (corruption)  
- Michael G. Santos (cocaine distribution)   
- Richard Scrushy (bribery)
- Don Siegelman (trading favors for contributions)
Wesley Snipes (income tax evasion)
- Martha Stewart (conspiracy)
- Michael Vick (conspiracy to operate interstate dogfighting ring)
- Mark E. Whitacre (wire fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering)

See anyone missing? Let us know. Make your case! We might very well add them! Incidentally, we are not keeping score here. But, in the past, the following people appearing on our "Watch List" have received pardons or commutations: Ignacio Ramos, Jose CompeanCharlie Winters, John Forte, Lawrence Hutchins.


Anonymous said...

proMy name is Charles E Allen,I am 59 yrs old i serves in Vietman in 1971-72 in a infantry unit.after i got back home afer about 5 yrs later i starting getting sick what i didnt know i had contacted Hept-C by being exsposed to so much blood,i didnt know i even had it till around 1995 20 yrs latter now iam waiting on a liver trans plant.dont know if ill get one before i die or not,after i came back from vietnam i got into some trouble i wsa suposted to have stolen $150.00 from this guy ther was three of us involved they scared me into pleading guiltey i got a bad onduct Discharged,which borrows me from any rights at the V.A.Hosipital and other rights i filed for a pardon under bush and some Generial handle it and turned it down i have never been in trouble before that or after that i only liked 3-months getting out whin that happen i can;t go to a V.A.Hospiitial to get treatmemt.if if iam dieing from the vietnam war thay should pardon

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Why no betting? :(

Aaron said...

I will never give up on my cousin CLARENCE AARON!

Anonymous said...

Praying for clemency for Clarence Aaron. He deserves a second chance.

Anonymous said...

Free Clarence aaron. People make mistakes but one mistake shouldn't have to pay with their life especially if he hasn't taken anyone life.

Anonymous said...

You know, you can FOIA the pardon attorney and pretty much find out for sure who is, and who is not, being considered...

Why treat it as a mystery?

Anonymous said...

3x sentences is too long for an introduction. FREE CLARENCE AARON!

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