Crack Dealer Granted Clemency By Obama Charged With Attempted Murder

  • A former crack cocaine dealer — whose sentence was commuted by former President Barack Obama — is back behind bars for allegedly shooting a car passenger on an Illinois highway, police said.
  • Alton Mills, 54, who was granted clemency eight years ago, was booked on three attempted murder charges over the shooting that left the victim critically injured, the Illinois State Police announced.
  • Mills was being held without bond following his arrest. In 2016, he had his life sentence commuted by Obama after serving 22 years in prison for drug charges.
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