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Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon For 1988 Assault. What Do You Think?

Mark Wahlberg in the news today, the Boston actor reportedly filed with Mass. Board of Pardons and with a sincere apology and would ask to have his past criminal record erased.

Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts for a pardon for an assault he committed in 1988 when he was a troubled teenager in Boston.

Mark Wahlberg/Flickr

Mark Wahlberg/Flickr

“I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for any lasting damage that I may have caused the victims,” Wahlberg wrote in his pardon application. “Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others.”

Mark Wahlberg is asking Massachusetts to wipe out his decades-out assault conviction, saying that ever since he served time for a 1988 attack that left another man blind in one eye, he has tried to become a “better person and citizen.”

The movie superstar, now 43, has 4 children and married to the same woman for over 5 years.

Actively involved in charity, Wahlberg established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in May 2001 for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs. Wahlberg is also active with The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children. In an interview, Mark said that it’s important to let the homeless know that people care about them and are working to help the impoverished get back on their feet

Wahlberg’s application with the Massachusetts Parole Board says he isn’t the same person he was 26 years ago and his past convictions are still affecting his life.

The document says Wahlberg hit a man over the head with a wooden stick while trying to steal two cases of alcohol outside a Dorchester convenience store. He was tried as an adult, convicted and served three months in prison.

Mark Wahlberg says a pardon would be an inspiration to kids with hardship in their lives and that they can turn their life around for the better. Mark Wahlberg is now a successful actor and producer and is giving back to the once troubled community he grew up in.

Mark Wahlberg Seeks Pardon For 1988 Assault. What Do You Think?

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