CFB is proud to announce that just prior to leaving office, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo granted a pardon for a longtime CFB client. The client, a lawful permanent resident for over thirty years, was convicted of a drug trafficking felony almost two decades ago. Despite the fact that this was his one and only offense and his deep community roots in the country, the conviction posed significant consequences on his ability to live his life. After having been denied post-conviction relief by the courts, CFB submitted a detailed pardon request in 2019. After more than two years of discussions between the Governor’s Office and CFB attorneys, Governor Cuomo signed off on the pardon, which sets aside the client’s conviction.
We congratulate the client and his family on this well-deserved outcome.