Usually when you give a person a second chance, they take advantage of it and try to change their lives.
Carol Denise Richardson, from Texas, was pardoned by former President Barack Obama just before he left office was recently arrested again in Pasadena after she stole some goods.
According to prosecutors, Richardson has continuously violated the conditions of her supervised release.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Richardson, 49, was convicted in 2006 of two counts of possession of crack cocaine and conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of the drug. Richardson was sentenced to life by federal District Judge Keith P. Eillison because of her repeated rug offenses, the Chronicle reported.
The mother of four and grandmother of two was one of the 61 federal inmates Obama commuted in March 2016. In July, she was set free. In April 2017, she was arrested for theft. Court-appointed attorney Mark Anthony Diaz said the theft involved $60 of stolen laundry detergent that Richardson had planned to sell so she could buy drugs.
He added that she is addicted to crack cocaine and needs treatment.
She violated the terms of her release by not reporting her arrest, by not telling authorities that she had been fired from her job, and by not telling them that she had moved.
On Thursday, Ellison told Richardson that he was disappointed in her for blowing her chance.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted Imperato said in a statement that she blew her chance at freedom.
“She has clearly shown a willful disregard for the law and must face the consequences for her crimes and actions,” he said.
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