Bush Pardons Georgia Man For 1985 Conviction

GRAY, Ga. (AP) - A man from Gray, Ga., received one of the 19
pardons issued by President George W. Bush just before the
Christmas holiday.

George Clarence Greene was sentenced in federal court for the
Northern District of Georgia on Nov. 21, 1985 for a mail fraud
conviction. The sentence called for three years probation and a
$1,000 fine.

Greene told Macon television station WMAZ that someone had urged
him to apply for the pardon to clear his name, but he had not
expected his request to be granted. He said he cashed a check that
had been sent to him, leading to the federal charge, but does not
think he did anything wrong.

He said he received a telephone call from the U.S. Department of
Justice Tueday morning informing him that he had been pardoned.

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