Latest Pardons and commutations News

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker's mother asks Putin to pardon him

Jul. 13, 2018 7:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The mother of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker who has been refusing food for nearly two months asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to pardon him. Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for conspiracy to commit terror acts....

Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of 'decompressing'

Jul. 12, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and Dwight...

The Latest: Lawsuit considered for pardoned ranchers

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump pardoning two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The attorney for the Oregon ranching family that had two of its members sent to prison for arson and were pardoned by President Donald Trump says he is considering...

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

Jul. 10, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The pardon is raising concerns that it will encourage others to actively oppose...

The Latest: Pardoned ranchers released from custody

Jul. 10, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the pardon by President Donald Trump of two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson (all times local): 4:44 p.m. A family member says two cattle ranchers convicted of arson pardoned by President Donald Trump have been released from custody. Lyle Hammond, son of Dwight...

President Trump pardons two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson in case that inspired 2016 armed protest

Jul. 10, 2018 10:33 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump pardons two Oregon cattle ranchers convicted of arson in case that inspired 2016 armed protest.

Man serving life terms for robberies released after pardon

Jun. 28, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A man serving two life sentences for stealing a total of $550 is free after being pardoned earlier this year by former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The Virginian-Pilot reports Lenny Singleton left the St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake Wednesday after 23 years behind...

Walden seeks pardon for 2 Oregon ranchers

Jun. 27, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, has asked President Trump to pardon two ranchers whose prison sentences triggered the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. The Ontario Argus Observer reports Walden called for the action on the House floor Wednesday, saying "it's...

The Latest: Kobach has fundraiser with rocker Ted Nugent

Jun. 23, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. About 175 people attended a fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested...

AP-NORC Poll: Americans say no to presidential self-pardons

Jun. 22, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even in an era of deep political division, Democrats and Republicans agree presidents should not pardon themselves. And if the nation's chief executive ever does so, majorities of Americans in both parties believe Congress should impeach that president. Those are the findings of a new poll...