Tallahassee Man Pardoned by President Bush

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

One of Tuesday's pardons was given to a Tallahassee man who's looking forward to getting his life back. Eyewitness News spoke with 65 year old Richard Miller and he does not want to go on camera, but is overjoyed by the news.

Miller says he has received a phone call about the presidential pardon and an official certificate is being mailed. Miller is a Tallahassee native who says he was once in the satellite television business and he was convicted for using illegal decoders to watch premium programming on TV.

Back in 1993, Miller was formally convicted of conspiracy and sentenced to five years probation and a 10,000 dollar fine. Miller says although his crime happened a long time ago, it has affected his life drastically. For example, it took away his right to vote and prevented him from spending time with his grand kids at certain school functions.

A little in disbelief--Miller did not want to appear on camera because he says he just wants to make sure there are no glitches. Miller now awaits a certificate that will give him a new lease on life heading into the New Year.

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