This is an interesting case of favoritism. Former Councilman, Sala Udin, was traveling from Pittsburgh to Mississippi when he was pulled over in Kentucky. He had an unloaded rifle and a jug of moonshine. This happened in 1970 and is NOT the first criminal charge he has received. He served as a councilman from the years 1995-2005; majority of his crimes were committed in 1968-1970.
President Barack Obama pardoned a former Pittsburgh city councilman’s 46-year-old federal gun charge.
Seventy-three-year-old Sala Udin says he filed a formal request for clemency four years ago and had given up hope when he was surprised on Monday.
The civil rights advocate served seven months of a five-year sentence on charges of illegally transporting firearms and untaxed alcohol.