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Boxer Johnson to be pardoned after 96 years?

Jul 30, 2009 | 1:15pm EDT

The heavyweight was forced to emigrate to Europe after breaching the Mann Act.

Democrat Jackson led the charge for a pardon and was backed by former presidential candidate John McCain, among others.

His resolution, which was passed on Thursday (30Jul09), calls for President Barack Obama to pardon Johnson for his 1913 conviction.

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