Sharlene Wilson, a drug offender serving a 31-year sentence in
Arkansas who has accused President Clinton of using drugs in her
is expected to be released from prison after receiving a commutation
from Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Huckabee commuted Wilson's sentence Friday following more than a year
of nationwide pressure on her behalf.
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Wilson, 45, is the former girlfriend of ex-prosecutor Dan Harmon,
convicted by a federal court jury in Little Rock in 1997 of five felony
charges of racketeering, extortion and drug conspiracy. She had also
maintained she was a material witness in the deaths of the so-called
"boys on the tracks,"
two Saline County teenagers who were found dead 10 years ago. Originally
ruled accidental, the deaths were later found to be the result of
Wilson's 31-year sentence for two counts of delivery of a controlled
substance was shortened to the time she already has served.
Wilson was arrested in Hot Spring County in 1992 while Harmon was
prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District, which included Saline, Grant
and Hot Spring counties. Wilson was convicted in 1993.
In announcing the commutation, Huckabee said law enforcement
officials of the district did not object.