NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hours before leaving office Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to six inmates, including a man convicted in a high-profile, deadly robbery.
Cuomo referred the case of 76-year-old David Gilbert to the parole board for potential release.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Gilbert was sentenced to 75 years to life for the 1981 Brinks robbery at the Nanuet National Bank in Rockland County.
I am granting clemency to 6 people.
These individuals have shown remorse, rehabilitation and commitment to their communities.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
I thank all the volunteer attorneys representing clemency applicants for their dedication and service to justice. pic.twitter.com/iotA77BzzC
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 23, 2021
Members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals killed two police officers and a security guard during the heist.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
Cuomo said all those given clemency showed remorse.