Well, well, well, Obama really could pick them, huh? Here’s this lowlife crack dealer set free by Obama after serving 10 years of a life sentence, and now back to prison she goes.
A 49-year-old Texas woman convicted of dealing crack cocaine walked away from a life sentence last July after then-President Barack Obama granted her clemency.
On Thursday, Carol Denise Richardson of Texas City was back in court, where a judge ordered her to return to federal prison for 14 months. She cried throughout the hearing, her attorney told the Houston Chronicle.
Prosecutors said Richardson repeatedly violated the conditions of her supervised release.
It’s almost as if Obama is a bad judge of character.
“This defendant was literally given a second chance to become a productive member of society and has wasted it,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted Imperato said in a news release. “She has clearly shown a willful disregard for the law and must face the consequences for her crimes and actions.”
Richardson was convicted in 2006 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, plus two counts of possession. Prosecutors said Richardson and her husband, Eskico Garner, plotted six transactions involving about 200 grams of crack cocaine. A confidential informant working with the Drug Enforcement Administration testified about buying the substance from Richardson, Garner and three others.
U.S. attorneys sought a tough sentence for Richardson because of her criminal record: She had two previous felony convictions in Galveston County for possession of a controlled substance and delivery of cocaine, records show.
Four years after her trial, Congress passed a law that reduced the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses at the federal level. People convicted of dealing crack cocaine used to receive significantly longer sentences than those who sold powder cocaine — by a ratio of 100 to 1.
Well, maybe President Hillary Clinton can offer a future pardon. Oh, wait…