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President Obama Pardons Giants Legend Willie McCovey For Tax Evasion

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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With just a few more days of being the President of the United States, Barack Obama decided to sneak in one last pardon before he hands the keys to Donald Trump.

San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey was originally charged with tax evasion back in 1995 after he knowingly failed to report $70,000 in income made from autographs and appearances between 1988-1990. He was fined $5,000 in 1996 and given two years’ probation for his failure to report the income.

On Tuesday, Willie McCovey was issued a formal pardon by President Barack Obama.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Obama not only for this kind gesture on my behalf, but also for his tireless service to all Americans,” McCovey said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. “He will be deeply missed and I wish him all the best in the future.”

McCovey was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.



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