Saturday, August 22, 2015
But he is also known as a man convicted of carrying an unloaded, unlicensed handgun, robbery, receiving stolen goods, illegal transporting firearms and untaxed distilled spirits. Udin was eventually given a five-year sentence in federal prison, but was paroled after only seven months.
The state convictions were pardoned by the governor, in 2007 (after Udin submitted an application in 2004). In 2012, Udin submitted a pardon application to President Obama. The Gazette supports the federal application, but recognizes it is a "long shot" because of Obama's "reluctance to dispense clemency."