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Robert Downey Jr gets pardon in 1996 Drug Conviction
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Robert Downey Jr gets pardon in 1996 Drug Conviction

Thanks to California 's governor. According to reports, the state of California reportedly put Downey on a list of about 95 people set to receive pardons for their convictions. In 1996,  Downey was pulled over on a Los Angeles highway with drugs; cocaine, and various other substances in his possession and the vehicle. In 1999, he went to prison for at least a year after acknowledging he had violated his probation. Also in the vehicle at the time, per records, was a pistol.  Gov. Jerry Brown made the announcement via his website, to perhaps, a little backlash.   Some say that Downey isn't deserving of a pardon, and only received such, because he's "Robert Downey Jr".  
95 people in America just got their sentences commuted thanks to Obama
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95 people in America just got their sentences commuted thanks to Obama

As part of an "end of the year" push by the U.S president. According to statements from the White House, Obama reportedly "commuted" the sentences of more than 95 people and pardoned 2 more as an overall lead-in to his ladder push to alleviate overcrowding in American prisons. The commutes come from those who only have minor sentences, and non-violent charges. The two pardons, however, are a little different. One stems from a counterfeit case, and, the other stems from a bank fraud case.
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