Thursday, December 25, 2014

California: Pardon Withdrawn!

Jerry Brown noted Glen Williams Carnes - one of 105 people who received an executive pardon from the governor - had "lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen." Carnes had "paid his debt to society and earned a full and unconditional pardon."

That was before the Los Angeles Times uncovered the fact that Carnes had been "recently disciplined by financial regulators." More specifically:
... federal records show Carnes was disciplined by investment regulators in May 2013. He signed a consent settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in which he agreed to be barred from association with financial investment advisors. The document alleged Carnes hid an outside business deal and provided investigators with "false and misleading statements that minimized and mischaracterized his involvement." Carnes did not admit guilt.
Brown's office says it was "unaware" of the "disciplinary action," because it was "not disclosed by the applicant." In addition, Carnes had a "certificate of rehabilitation" from an Orange County court. Nonetheless, the pardon has been "withdrawn." See more on this story and other interesting cases here.

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