Governor Cuomo Pardons 18 Immigrants

(New York, NY) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pardoning 61 people, including 18 immigrants who faced deportation.

One of the pardons goes to convicted killer Dominic Dupont whose uncle, Michael K. Williams, is a TV star best-known for roles on "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire." Cuomo reportedly pardoned Dupont, after he served 20 years of a 25 year sentence, because he was impressed with his work as a prison youth counselor. But most of the pardons are for low-level offenders including a transgender Mexican woman convicted of criminal facilitation years ago after being victimized by sex traffickers.


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