Friday, August 19, 2016
TheEagle.com reports Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will pardon 7 people, including "a man charged with sexual abuse whose alleged victim later told law enforcement the abuse didn't happen." Pardons also addressed such offenses as "possession of more than 35 grams of marijuana, stealing and writing bad checks." Each recipient had served out his/her sentences. It is also reported that "of 38 pardons during his more than seven years in office, 24 [of Nixon's] were granted this year" - his final month in office. See story here.