Governor Chris Christie issued 26 clemency orders; 25 pardons and one commutation of sentence, on Friday. Christie leaves office on Tuesday.
Eleven of the pardons were of individuals convicted on weapons possession charges and eleven were for drug possession charges. One pardon was for a driving while intoxicated. The commutation of sentence for was for the 1993 homicide conviction of an Ocean County woman. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 13th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Brian Aitkin, Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: Brian Aitken, Clemency, Governor Chris Christie, John Pjeternikaj, Lisa Pyatt, New Jersey, Pardon, Ryan McGowan | 2 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie has issued a full pardon to Shaneen Allen, the single mother from Philadelphia who was arrested on October 1, 2013 during a traffic stop in Atlantic County on gun possession charges. Allen revealed to the police officer who stopped her that she was in possession of a hand gun that was licensed in Pennsylvania.
Allen told MMM that Christie informed her of the pardon during a phone call this afternoon. She posted the good new on facebook and Brietbart broke the news including a copy of the pardon. Allen had not seen the pardon paperwork until MMM sent her a link to the Brietbart report.
Allen, who had no previous criminal record, spent 40 days in the Atlantic County Jail following her arrest and before making bail. Atlantic County Prosecutor James McClain rejected Allen’s initial application for Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) and was on track to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law, which could have included a 10 year jail sentence.
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Posted: April 2nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Shaneen Allen | Tags: Atlantic County Prosecutor, Chris Christie, James McClain, Pardon, Ray Rice, Shaneen Allen | 11 Comments »