At least 4 Tennessee men receive presidential pardons

Jan 21, 2021


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — At least four Tennessee men are among the 73 people pardoned by President Donald Trump during the final hours of his term.

Nashville resident Robert Sherrill founded a mentoring program for at-risk youth and a group that works to ease prisoner reentry. Knoxville's Josh Smith founded a business then used the money from the sale of his company to start the Fourth Purpose Foundation, a criminal justice reform group. Both served time for drug convictions.

David Miller was convicted of making a false statement to a bank. He is now the development director at prison ministry Men of Valor.

A fourth man, Johnny Phillips Jr. served time for fraud. He now advocates for diabetes research.