Tuesday, November 25, 2008
John Forte PARDONED
Holy shit...this is the strangest thing ever.
Remember John Forte?! He was the raspy-voiced dude that used to rock with the Fugees from time to time. Ring a bell (skip to 1:14)?
Where has he been all this time, you ask? Well, in 2001, Mr. Forte was busted at Newark Airport for picking up a briefcase containing $1.4M worth of liquid cocaine. He was sentenced to 14 years for conspiracy to distribute. Since his sentencing there have been arguments that John Forte never got a fair trail and that his sentence was too heavy for a first time offender on a non-violent crime.
One of Forte's best friends is fellow musician, Ben Taylor...son of Carly Simon. Taylor and his mother have been campaigning for Forte's freedom for years, and somehow caught the ear of President Bush.