Sunday, July 22, 2012
Fresh off of the news that the DOJ's OPA is being investigated for - among other things - discriminating against African-American clemency applicants, a lawyer has announced that he will file a second request for clemency on behalf of Chris McNair. The Birmingham News reports a plan to November (December being a hot month for grants). The 86-year-old McNair is serving a five-year prison sentence for a bribery conviction, but has only served just over a year. McNair is also seeking a remission of $425,000 he owes in restitution. Sees story here.