Obama Grants Pensacola Woman Clemency
Dec.19.2013 — National Public Radio (WUWF)
President Obama commuted eight sentences and issued 13 pardons on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Among the those receiving commutations was Stephanie Yvette George, who was represented by Crowell & Moring partner, Thomas (Tim) C. Means and associate, Sherrie Armstrong of the firm's Environment, Energy & Resources Group in Washington, D.C. In 1997, George was sentenced to the mandatory minimum sentence, life in prison, for a relatively minor crime since it was her third conviction. Means discusses the case and how George received word that she will soon be released from prison.