Apparently Carly Simon, her son, and Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have combined to persuade W. into pardoning John Forte after his conviction of drug smuggling after he got caught with a bunch of coke in the Newark airport. wow, didn't see this coming from bush.
"The Fugees producer John Forte was among those pardoned yesterday by still-President George W. Bush.
Forte, who also has two solo albums as a rapper, was busted back in 2000 for carrying two suitcases filled with over $1.4 million in liquid cocaine through Newark International Airport. He was convicted on intent to distribute charges and given the mandatory minimum 14 years in prison. That is, until W. pardoned him.
mong those who rallied for Forte’s early release were Carly Simon and her son Ben Taylor, who was reportedly best friends with Forte, as well as Senator Orrin Hatch.
Forte is best known for producing two tracks on the Fugees’ The Score and appearing on Michael Jackson’s Blood on the Dance Floor."