- July 22, 2008 at 1:39 pm #9860
WASHINGTON — Disgraced Olympic track star Marion Jones has asked President Bush to commute her six-month prison sentence for lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and a check-fraud scam.
The Justice Department confirmed Monday that Jones is among hundreds of convicted felons who have applied for presidential pardons or sentence commutations but would provide no further details. A pardon is an official act of forgiveness that removes civil liabilities stemming from a criminal conviction, while a commutation reduces or eliminates a person's sentence.
- July 23, 2008 at 5:05 pm #25621
I agree with Doug Logan – reducing or removing her sentance would be a crime in itself. We need to send the message to children that cheating and lying will cost you dearly.
- July 23, 2008 at 5:23 pm #25622
Plus, if I read the story correctly, she is already more than 4 months into her 6 month sentence; at this point she should just suck it up and do the time. I have no sympathy, sorry…
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