Ex-Gang Member Elected Mayor, Can’t Serve Due To Felony
Ex-Gang Member Christopher S. Linder Elected Mayor; Can’t Serve Due To Felony
Christopher S. Linder won’t be taking office as Mayor in Pawnee, Oklahoma, despite winning the elect.
Linder, a former gang member, is a convicted felon and will not be allowed to serve as mayor after a pardon in Arizona, where he committed the crime, was denied.
According to reports by The New York Times:
His victory came despite the fact that the police chief received an anonymous tip about Mr. Linder’s criminal past just after he filed his candidacy. The matter came to light too late to remove his name from the ballot. Mr. Linder held a forum to address the furor, describing how he had tried to sell 20 pounds of marijuana to two men and had been given counterfeit money in return. During a car chase, the men had fired at his vehicle and his friend had fired back using Mr. Linder’s gun.
He was asked why he had not removed the heart and pitchforks tattooed to his right shoulder, which symbolize the Gangster Disciples, his old crew. The board asked if he realized that somebody easily could have been killed on Aug. 11, 1999, the day of the crime.
The report also stated that Linder could challenge the decision in court. Also, Linder’s wife may run in the special edition to take his place.
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