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Posted: 7/22/2008 4:56:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 5:20:24 AM EDT by Ponyboy]
Screw her, I don't think her sentence was long enough in the first place.



Marion Jones asks Pres. Bush to commute steroid sentence -
Jones among hundreds of felons applying for pardons or commutations
Applications are reviewed by Justice Dept. and recommended to the president
Jones sentenced in Jan. to six months in prison for lying to investigators



WASHINGTON (AP) -- Disgraced Olympic track star Marion Jones has asked U.S. President Bush to commute her six-month prison sentence for lying to federal agents about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and a cheque-fraud scam.

The Justice Department confirmed Monday that Jones is among hundreds of convicted felons who have applied for presidential pardons or sentence commutations, but would provide no further details. A pardon removes a conviction from someone's record, while a commutation only reduces or eliminates the person's sentence.

Such applications are reviewed by the Justice Department, which makes a recommendation to the president.

It's unclear when Jones, who won three gold and two bronze medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, made the request. She entered prison March 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.

After frequently denying that she ever used performance-enhancing drugs, Jones admitted last October she had lied to federal investigators in November 2003. Jones also admitted lying about her knowledge of the involvement of Tim Montgomery, the father of her older son and a former 100-metre world-record holder, in a scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged cheques.

Jones was sentenced in January to six months in prison and 400 hours of community service in each of the two years following her release. She was sentenced to six months on the steroids case and two months on the cheque-fraud case, but was permitted to serve those sentences concurrently.


Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:58:55 AM EDT
You take the person out of the ghetto but ....
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:03:12 AM EDT
I can think of two border patrol agents sitting in prison right now on 10 years sentences that are MUCH more deserving of a pardon.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:03:44 AM EDT
F her.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:13:42 AM EDT
I don't really care as long as he pardons Ramos, Compeon and Scooter Libby first.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:20:34 AM EDT
do the time
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:15:51 AM EDT
Yet another reason, never to talk to the police.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:21:49 AM EDT
Wait wait...

Olympian taking steroids lies to federal investigators, uses steroids had medals stripped from her because of her use during the Sydney 2000 games, yet wants a pardon?

Sorry cupcake. You should keep your head down in shame for being an embarrassment to the USA and for being an Olympic cheat.

Suck it up.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:02:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
I can think of two border patrol agents sitting in prison right now on 10 years sentences that are MUCH more deserving of a pardon.


you got that fuckin' right!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:28:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Wait wait...

Olympian taking steroids lies to federal investigators, uses steroids had medals stripped from her because of her use during the Sydney 2000 games, yet wants a pardon?

Sorry cupcake. You should keep your head down in shame for being an embarrassment to the USA and for being an Olympic cheat.

Suck it up.



Not only that but she's involved in a multi-million dollar check fraud scheme too?

Where's Judge Roy Bean when you need him?

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:45:59 AM EDT
The Check Fraud she absolutely deserves to burn for, but why is the .gov wasting time investigating juiced athletes?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:48:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Wait wait...

Olympian taking steroids lies to federal investigators, uses steroids had medals stripped from her because of her use during the Sydney 2000 games, yet wants a pardon?

Sorry cupcake. You should keep your head down in shame for being an embarrassment to the USA and for being an Olympic cheat.

Suck it up.



Not only that but she's involved in a multi-million dollar check fraud scheme too?

Where's Judge Roy Bean when you need him?



I saw that too on her Wiki page.

Her request is an insult and worthy of a few more months in the "cooler"

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:50:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
I can think of two border patrol agents sitting in prison right now on 10 years sentences that are MUCH more deserving of a pardon.



QFT.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:54:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
I can think of two border patrol agents sitting in prison right now on 10 years sentences that are MUCH more deserving of a pardon.


+ 100000000000000000000000
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:57:18 AM EDT
I love the statistics on how many pardons the last few Presidents have actually granted.

Clinton 478
G.W. Bush 47

If Bush started now and pardoned TWO criminals every day he still wouldnt come close to what Clinton did!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:17:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By weptek911:
I don't really care as long as he pardons Ramos, Compeon and Scooter Libby first.
We all know Scooter is goingto get pardoned. Cheney wont let him rot, I bet he has some of the best accomadations a felon has
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