Paterson Pardons Three More Subject To Deportation

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gov. David Paterson announced on Thursday three more pardons to individuals subject to deportation.

Each individual had prior criminal convictions and were one of 1,100 applications that Paterson’s special pardon panel sifted through.

“I wish time had permitted us to act on more of these requests, as injustice is prevalent. The individuals pardoned today committed past offenses but have paid their debts to society and are now making positive contributions to our society,” Paterson said.

The three individuals who received pardons include: Khamsay Chanthavilaychit, Aqustin Prado and Clint Ramos.

Chanthavilaychit was convicted for a 2003 misdemeanor of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. He was “facing removal after being placed in proceedings when he applied for and was denied naturalization,” according to the governor’s office.

Prado was convicted for a 1993 misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to a conditional discharged and performed five days of community service.

Ramos was convicted of four counts of grand larceny in the third degree in June 2001. When convicted, he was a severe drug addict but overcame the addiction and became a sponsor for more than 10 people in recovery.

  • John Ash

    @ Lionel ..Yes I had a typo. You must be perfect. I doubt that VERY much.

    @ John Isafool…well your name says it all.

    Oh well……..PARDON ME!

  • Lionel B

    @John Ash: an ignorant idiot like you who can’t spell “governor” much less string a sentence together l should be deported out of the planet.

  • John Gould Rubin

    Thank God the Governor let Clint Ramos stay.Our Theater will be the better for that decision, and so will be many many people who are touched by Clint’s life. Thank you. -John Gould Rubin

  • John Doyle

    Governor Paterson got something very right. Clint Ramos is a good man and an upstanding citizen after a horribly low period in his life a decade ago. How he continues to repay this community is a source of inspiration for many of us. I’m so happy not to lose him from this country for ever. Thank you Governor.

  • .k.m.a. paterson

    This governor just keeps making bigger and bigger mistakes..i thought his handicap was being blind, not stupid. Maybe we can pardon BinLaden too

  • Bill K.

    Will they follow through with the deportations? If so, it’s a good deal. Why should taxpayers support these guys for the duration of their incarceration? Send ’em back where they came from.

  • Cliff Thomas

    Congrats to Gov Paterson. He is a man with a real HEART.

  • John Isafool

    @John Ash–Drop Dead

  • John Ash

    Oh my. Was that politically insensitive!! Well better insensitive than stupid!

  • John Ash

    Let’s see. You committ a crime and you eventually get pardoned.
    Get rid of this idiot governer. I just don’t see eye to eye with him….aahhmm.

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