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N.Y. lawmaker to Trump: Pardons don't apply to state crimes

N.Y. lawmaker to Trump: Pardons don't apply to state crimes
“I write to remind you that your pardon power only extends to federal offenses, and your friends and family could still face state prosecution if they committed crimes in New York,” says State Senator Kaminsky.

ALBANY — A New York lawmaker is offering a little advice to President Trump and gently reminding him that his former home state recently weakened his pardon power.and allies such as former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.Trump (left) and New York State Sen.Todd Kaminsky, D-Nassau (right) (GETTY/AP) “I write to remind you that your pardon power only extends to federal offenses, and your friends and family could still face state prosecution if they committed crimes in New York,” Kaminsky, a former state and federal prosecutor, writes.

The Long Island Democrat was the main sponsor of a law enacted last year that ended a provision in state law prohibiting New York prosecutors from charging people with state crimes similar to the federal crimes for which they were pardoned.“If it is found that he has committed crimes in New York, then he can likely be punished for those crimes in state court even if you pardon him for similar federal wrongdoings,” he writes.

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