Gov. Jerry Brown Retracts 1 Of 105 Pardons After Revelations On Undisclosed DisciplineBrown retracted the pardon issued to Glen William Carnes, which the governor's spokesman Evan Westrup said was based on a court-issued certificate of rehabilitation. The pardon for a drug-related conviction committed by Carnes as a teenager in 1998 had not yet been signed by the Secretary of State and was withdrawn after an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times.
Stanislaus County Man Sentenced For Wine Theft Among 105 Pardoned By Gov. Jerry BrownThe pardons issued Wednesday included a Stanislaus County man sentenced to three years' probation in 1986 for taking expensive wine out of a wine cellar and drinking it. Michael Joseph Moradian Jr. has since "lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character, and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen," Brown wrote in his pardon.
Governor Pardons 79 Ex-Cons On Christmas EveIt's the surprise gift of Christmas clemency as the governor granted surprise pardons to 79 ex-convicts.
New Mexico Gov. Declines To Pardon Outlaw Billy The KidBilly the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won't be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday, nearly 130 years after the gunslinger's death.