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Governor Paterson pardons individuals subject to deportation…

December 25, 2010

“That our Federal government does not credit rehabilitation, nor account for human suffering is antithetical to the ideals this country represents. With these pardons, I have selected cases that exemplify the values of New York State and any civilized society: atonement, forgiveness, compassion, and the need to achieve justice, and not simply strict adherence to unjust statutes. I will not turn my back on New Yorkers who enrich our lives and care for those who suffer,” said Governor Paterson Thursday.

Meanwhile earlier this week Monday, “the state ethics commission fined Gov. David Paterson $62,125 for soliciting and using five free World Series tickets last year, a hit to his legacy 12 days before he leaves office.

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