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Presidential Pardon

Democrat Jimmie Wilson is ineligible to serve in the Arkansas House of Representatives, the state’s high court ruled, because he was convicted in 1990 of converting public money or property for personal use and converting property mortgaged or pledged to farm credit agencies. Wilson’s pardon from President Bill Clinton “did not restore his eligibility” to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Democrat Jimmie Wilson is ineligible to serve in the Arkansas House of Representatives, the state’s high court ruled, because he was convicted in 1990 of converting public money or property for personal use and converting property mortgaged or pledged to farm credit agencies. Wilson’s pardon from President Bill Clinton “did not restore his eligibility” to serve in the Arkansas General Assembly.

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