by Chris Bodenner
Per Patrick's post on presidential pardons: Ex-Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (serving 8 years for taking $2.4M from defense contractors) and Olympic sprinter Marion Jones (serving 6 months for lying to the feds about using steroids) just put in requests.
Update: A reader points out, "Marion Jones didn't ask to be pardoned. She asked to have her sentence commuted to avoid 6 months in jail. The difference is that the conviction (based on her guilty plea) will remain, so she'll have a criminal record and she can still be sued in civil court. Neither of those things would be true if she was actually pardoned."
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