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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Man Pardoned for Cutting Pennies

The article I'm linking is actually a pretty amusing one. It's the story of a former Marine named Ronald Foster who would cut pennies in 1963 to be the size of dimes so the vending macines at his camp would accept them. The Secret Service found out about it, and he was given a felony conviction, which he just found out about in 2005 when he tried to get a gun permit. Foster requested a presidential pardon and got it, so his record is now wiped clean. I was reading some of the comments of the article, and some people are really upset that a criminal got off easy, but c'mon. It's not like presidential pardons are uncommon, and I think it's safe to say he gave way more to his country being a Marine then he took away by stealing 25 cents here and there.

Nicke-and-dime crime one of nine to get presidential pardon

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