Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Man Pardoned 50 Years After Court-Martial

George Anderson Glenn was court-martialed in 1956 for accepting $50 to ride herd on a shipment of goods destined for the black market in South Korea. He was a private at that time. He continued his life in the Army, and retired in 1977 as a Sergeant. So why the pardon?

Apparently the FBI files are not that well kept. When he went to renew his gun permit three years ago, in 2003, his court-martial finally showed up. Question: It took 47 years for the misdeamer to finally appear? How many others are there? Why should I even bother registering mine, if this is how lax the system is?

President Bush pardoned Mr. Glenn Tuesday, along with these 10 people:
Patrick Harold Ackerman, Salem, Ore., filing false statements. Sentenced May 5, 1980, to six months imprisonment, five years probation and a $5,000 fine.

Karen Marie Edmonson, Roseville, Minn., distribution of methamphetamine. Sentenced April 19, 1978, to 18 months in prison and three years special parole.

Anthony Americo Franchi, Weston, Mass., income tax evasion. Sentenced February 9, 1983, to two years probation, community service and a $20,000 fine.

Timothy Mark Freudenthal, Wautoma, Wis., conspiracy to introduce imported merchandise into commerce of the United States. Sentenced March 11, 1985, to one year of probation.

Mark Reuben Hale, Henderson, Texas, savings and loan fraud. Sentenced July 10, 1991, to three years in prison.

Kenneth Ward Hill, Falkner, Miss., attempted tax evasion. Sentenced June 4, 1992, to two years probation and a $20,000 fine.

Margaret Ann Leggett, Hot Springs, Ark., conspiracy to defraud the United States by making false claims for income tax refunds. Sentenced May 8, 1981, to three months in prison, 33 months probation.

Elke Margarethe Mikaelian, Roswell, N.M., misprision (concealment) of a felony. Sentenced Aug. 6, 1993, to three years probation.

Karl Bruce Weber, Pensacola, Fla., possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Sentenced Dec. 5, 1985, to four months imprisonment, three years special parole, five years probation.

Carl Manar White, Indianola, Okla., conspiracy to defraud the United States and Pittsburg County, Okla., by tax evasion and mail fraud. Sentenced July 27, 1983, to two years in prison.
Just in case any of you are in need of a pardon or a commutation, here is a site for you: DoJ Pardons. Have a nice day.

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