McLennan County District Attorney

Chirafis Pardon Letter

About that "fake news" letter where Distict Attorney Abel Reyna-- on official letterhead-- requested a pardon for a convicted felon who happened to be the nephew of one of his major donors:

Chirafis pardon request

Maybe Chirafis is just a guy who made some mistakes. Perhaps he is a prime candidate for a pardon. Justice allows for such considerations.

But is it justice when the pardon is requested, in violation of office policy, for a felon whose family that has contributed thousands of dollars for the public official making the request-- while other, less connected felons suffer for life under the weight and shame of their sentence?

Don't we have a different word for that?



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