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Trump Pardons Minn. Man Who Served Time For 1992 Drug Charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to a Minnesota man who was convicted of a drug charge in 1992.

John Harold Wall, 63, of Prior Lake, had pleaded guilty to one federal count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He has already completed his sentence of five years in prison and four years of supervised release. Prison records show he was released from federal prison in 1996.

Wall was one of several drug offenders pardoned by Trump in one of his final acts as president. The pardon was supported by former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andy Luger and the Office of the Pardon Attorney, the White House said in a statement Wednesday.

Court records show that Wall accepted responsibility for his crime. As part of his guilty plea, another count of using a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense was dismissed.

The Star Tribune reports a full presidential pardon restores any rights a person lost when he or she was convicted, but it does not erase records of the conviction.

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Source: CBS Minnesota

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