Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned by California Governor for 1996 Drug Conviction

December 25, 2015 12:15 PM

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Robert Downey Jr. Pardoned by California Governor for 1996 Drug Conviction

The governor of California pardoned Robert Downey Jr. on Thursday for a nearly 20-year-old felony drug conviction that led to the Oscar-nominated actor's imprisonment for roughly a year.

Downey was among 91 people granted pardons for criminal convictions after demonstrating they had rehabilitated themselves and been out of custody for at least 10 years, Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced.

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