Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pardon me

------------- Executive Orders ---------------------------------------------------------------


AARON MCDERMOTT, who has petitioned a pardon, was convicted in 1997 in Monroe County for Maintaining
a common Nuisance, a Class A Misdemeanor (Possession of Marijuana) for which Monroe county Circuit Court sentenced him to one and a half years, time suspended with two years probation and community service;

WHEREAS, the petitioner, who was 19 years old and a freshman at Indiana University at the time of the offense, is now 28 years old, successfully graduated from college, and is pursuing a successful career in real estate;

WHEREAS, the petitioner has received numerous letters of support from family and friends, all of whom recommend that his petition for pardon be granted;

WHEREAS, the petitioner over the last years has been active in volunteering with his community and various youth organizations and has continued to live a law-abiding and healthy life; and

WHEREAS, the Parole Board, after careful investigation and examination of all the facts in this case, has recommended that this pardon be granted.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Governor of the State of Indiana, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of said State, do hereby issue a pardon to AARON McDERMOTT.

                      IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., have hereunto set my hand and caused to                          
                      be affixed the-Great Seal of the State of Indiana on this 3rd day of May, 2005

                                                               Mitchell Daniels, Jr.
                                                               Governor of Indiana

ATTEST: Todd Rokita
Secretary of State