President Trump has communed the sentence of Boaz Nachmani, an Orthodox Jew from Miami. The move reportedly comes after his 11 year old son sent a letter to the white house.
President Trump has communed the sentence of Boaz Nachmani, an Orthodox Jew from Miami accused of being involved with synthetic Marijuana.
Nachmani had been sitting in prison since 2015, and many felt that his sentence was too harsh for the crime.
The commuting of the sentence is said to have come after Nachmani’s 11 year old son sent a letter to the White House asking president Trump for help.
This article was taken down temporarily upon request by people working on the matter, and now has been republished upon the official White House press release.
Statement from the White House:
Today, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Ronen Nahmani, an action strongly supported by many notable leaders from across the political spectrum, like Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Mark Meadows.
Mr. Nahmani is a non-violent, first-time offender with no criminal history. He has five young children at home and his wife is suffering from terminal cancer. These extenuating circumstances underscore the urgency of his request for clemency.
Members of Congress and a broad cross-section of the legal community have expressed support for clemency for Mr. Nahmani. These include several distinguished senior Department of Justice officials, numerous prosecutors and judges, and many reputable legal scholars. Among his supporters are former United States Attorneys General Edwin Meese and Michael Mukasey, former Solicitor General Seth Waxman, former Senator Orrin Hatch, Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, Representatives Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz, Anthony Brown, Bradley Schneider, Darren Soto, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eliot Engel, Frederica Wilson, Hakeem Jeffries, Lois Frankel, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, and many others.