SACRAMENTO — A former deputy Los Angeles city attorney, convicted of soliciting sexual favors from an 18-year-old defendant in exchange for promising to help her avoid jail time, was among 128 people pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown last year.
In 1990, George Schwartz received a one-year sentence in Los Angeles County Jail for the crime. Weeks ago, his name was added to the growing list of those who have received official forgiveness from Brown. The full list was released Friday.
In April, the governor commuted the potential life sentence of Shirley Ree Smith, who was convicted in 1997 of killing her grandson, saying he had "significant doubts" about her guilt. Smith had been freed in 2006 but was destined to be incarcerated again after a 2011 Supreme Court decision.
Brown announced 79 of the pardons and the commuted sentence last year. On Friday, as required by law, he submitted to the Legislature a report on all pardons and commuted sentences for the year, which included 49 previously unannounced cases.