Philadelphia Prosecutor Zauzmer Named Acting U.S. Pardon Attorney

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Robert Zauzmer, a Philadelphia federal prosecutor, has been named acting pardon attorney for the Department of Justice, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Zauzmer, who oversees appeals in the U.S. Attorney's Office, will review executive clemency requests sent to President Obama. On Zauzmer's recommendation, Obama can decide whether to pardon or commute sentences for inmates serving time for federal crimes. In 2013, Obama asked the Department of Justice to prioritize clemency requests from inmates serving long sentences under policies . . .

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