Kwadjo Campbell applies for pardon
Campbell, 40, served eight years on Charleston City Council. But his time on council was also clouded by a couple of legal run-ins.
In 2007 he was ordered to pay fines, restitution and court costs for campaign ethics violations, and a single marijuana possession charge. The marijuana charge stemmed from a Charleston arrest in 2005 after police found a marijuana cigar in a car he was using. He now lives in Greenville.
By definition, a pardon in South Carolina is considered an executive act of “grace or clemency” releasing an offender from most legal consequences of a criminal conviction. It does not erase or expunge any record that a crime or conviction occurred.
The parole board counld hear Campbell’s case as soon as next month.