Can my record be sealed from the public by expungement? I was innocent of the charges and after 25 years of having this showing more and more on the information sites it is never going to go away. I am a Christian minister, have a happy marriage of 38 years and raised 6 great kids, have never committed a crime. I don’t even smoke or drink and yet I was convicted by an over zealous Prosecutor in order to enhance his ambitions to become a Federal Judge, in which he now is.
I was convicted of three counts of fraud in 1990 by a federal court
. The offences were as follows.
1. 18 USC 371 Conspiracy to Commit Mail and (Non Guideline Counts) Wire Fraud. What I did was to sign and send out an investor letter which was written by my boss at the time who was out of town.
2. 26 USC 7206(1) Filing a False Tax Return (Guideline Count) My Accountant testified by a written letter to the court and FBI that he was the one who made the mistake on my tax return, not me.
3. 18 USC 371 Conspiracy to impede the Lawful Function of the IRS. (Non Guideline Count) I guess this count was based on the mistake that my account made.
This crime was committed by an accountant that I worked for as an investment advisor for 11 months. The Prosecutor, Gary Sharp said to me behind closed doors, that he knew that I was innocent, but that I should have known what my boss was doing wrong by going through his files. I stated this on the record during my sentencing. He also said to me that he was personally going to destroy my life.
However, the FBI, the Probation
Department and the Parole
Board all confidentially apologized to me and said they knew I was innocent and a victim of circumstances. , but there was nothing I could do.
My question is, can my record, after 25 years be sealed by expungement? And is it possible to get a Presidental pardon, of which I after years of trying to find the process of “Relief From Disability” I have been sent around in circles until I finally gave up.
Is there help?
Rev. George P. Youket