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Gov. Shumlin issues 10 new pardons

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued 10 pardons last week to people convicted of various felonies and misdemeanors. These pardons were issued separately from the marijuana pardon program announced earlier this month.
The pardons mark a total of 16 issued by the governor to date.
“I believe in second chances, and I believe we as a society will continue to move towards a more sensible approach to drug addiction and criminal justice. As governor, I am honored to be able help people move past their mistakes and help relieve what can essentially amount a life-sentence of burden and stigma,” Shumlin said.
The individuals pardoned were:
Hannah Anderson, convicted of domestic assault against her mother (misdemeanor) on April 30, 1997, in Addison County, while moving out of her mother’s house.
Beverly Clement, convicted of marijuana possession (felony) on Aug. 25, 1997, in Orleans County, while driving through Vermont on her way to Maine.
Bruce Cohen, convicted of marijuana possession (felony) and marijuana cultivation (felony) on June 29, 1987, in Orleans County while living on a commune in West Glover.
Janelle Lewis, convicted on two felony counts of sexual assault on a minor on July 1, 2003, in Bennington County. Lewis is diagnosed as being developmentally disabled.
Richard Mallary, Jr., convicted of selling marijuana (felony) to an undercover police officer on May 24, 1978, in Chittenden County, while a student at the University of Vermont.
Janet Mazza, convicted of attempted sale of cocaine (felony) to an undercover police officer and possession of cocaine (felony) on March 17, 2003, in Chittenden County.
Raymond Nott, convicted of three felony counts of unlawful mischief on Jan. 27, 1989, in Windsor County when Nott and his friends damaged several cars.
Linda Shatney, convicted along with William Shatney of marijuana cultivation (felony) and reckless endangerment (misdemeanor) on March 30, 1988, in Orleans County. The offenses occurred at the Shatney residence in Greensboro.
John Zaccaro, Jr., convicted of selling cocaine (felony) to an undercover police officer on June 16, 1988, in Rutland County while a student at Middlebury College.

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