2 Georgia Residents Among 9 Pardoned by Obama

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - President Barack Obama has granted the first
pardons of his presidency, and two of the nine people pardoned are
from Georgia.

Russell James Dixon of Clayton, Ga., was sentenced to two years
of probation in 1960 for a felony liquor law violation.

Roxane Kay Hettinger of Powder Springs, Ga., was sentenced in
1986 to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for conspiracy
to distribute cocaine.

The White House announced the pardons Friday as Obama was in the
air on the way back from a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

No well-known people were on the list and most of the crimes
seemed low-grade. Five involved drug or liquor offenses.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Sick N Tired on Dec 9, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    You people always have something negative to say about OUR PRESIDENT if you think that you have such a great plan why dont you all run for office that is if you have enough wisdom and money but probably not! SMDH
  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    smh,why is everything ok to do just because Bush done it?That makes no sense at all.
  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Dec 4, 2010 at 02:55 PM
    He did this all by himself? Amazing. Good Boy! Snicker,snicker....
  • by Hi-o Location: Silver on Dec 3, 2010 at 06:57 PM
    With all the criminal fraud and corruption in government there is only one reason those people would want a pardon for such petty crimes . To vote or run for office.
  • by smh on Dec 3, 2010 at 06:10 PM
    richard you probably loved when scooter libby got his pardon huh, money wasted then
  • by Don Location: georgia on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Richard, don' worry. I am sure he worked on unemployment and budget during flight back home Wonder why not to Afag on thanksgiving day, Michelle wouldn't let him leave?
  • by Richard Location: Thomasville on Dec 3, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    Thats just lame.Another waste of time and money.guess it shouldn't be a shock after all he is a poor excuse for a president
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