Robert Downey Jr. gets Christmas Eve pardon for drug conviction

December 24, 2015 8:53 PM

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Robert Downey Jr. received an early Christmas present Thursday: a full pardon for his 1996 conviction on drug-related charges.

The Iron Man star and Oscar nominee was one of 91 people to receive a pardon from California Gov. Jerry Brown. All of the recipients have gone more than a decade without further criminal issues, "have demonstrated exemplary behavior and have lived productive and law-abiding lives," according to a pr...

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