Woman granted clemency by Obama gets sent back to prison
A Texas grandmother who was granted clemency from a life sentence by President Barack Obama was ordered back to federal prison last week — after wasting her second chance with an arrest for theft, prosecutors said.
Carol Denise Richardson, 49, was ordered to return to federal prison for 14 months during a hearing on Thursday, after prosecutors said she repeatedly violated the conditions of her supervised release — including an arrest for stealing laundry detergent, which she planned to sell to buy drugs, the Houston Chronicle reports.
“This defendant was literally given a second chance to become a productive member of society and has wasted it,” Assistant US Attorney Ted Imperato said in a statement. “She has clearly shown a willful disregard for the law and must face the consequences for her crimes and actions.”