Antonio Camacho-Negron

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Antonio Camacho-Negron is a Puerto Rican nationalist who was convicted in Connecticut in June 1989 of conspiracy to rob a bank and foreign transportation of stolen money in relation to the White Eagle bank robbery. He was sentenced to 15 years in a U.S. federal prison for charges involving sedition, possession of unregistered firearms, interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, interference with interstate commerce by violence and interstate transportation of firearms with intent to commit a crime. None of the crimes resulted in deaths or injuries.[1]

Camacho was among the 16 Puerto Rican nationalists offered conditional clemency by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1999. He rejected the offer to have his fine remitted in exchange for a promise not to get involved in Puerto Rico independence militant activities again.[1][2][3]

Camacho-Negron had been previously released on parole but was returned to prison in February 1998 for associating with people active in the independence movement and becoming involved again himself. It was after this return to prison that Camacho-Negron received the clemency offer from Clinton.[4]

Camacho-Negron was freed in September 2006.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John M. Broder (1999-11-08). "12 Imprisoned Puerto Ricans Accept Clemency Conditions". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Charles Babington (1999-09-11). "Puerto Rican Nationalists Freed From Prison". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  4. ^ The New York Times. 12 Imprisoned Puerto Ricans Accept Clemency Conditions.By John M. Broder. September 8, 1999.
  5. ^ [2]