Donald Trump Commutes Drug Offender Sentence After Kim Kardashian Plea

Jun. 6 2018, Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

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President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of drug offender Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian had pleaded on her behalf.

The reality star was apparently successful in influencing President Trump when she met with him last week.

As Radar has reported, Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after being convicted of drug conspiracy and money laundering.

Today, Trump issued a commutation for Johnson, the non-violent drug offender whose case Kardashian had championed since 2017.

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"BEST NEWS EVER!!!!" Kardashian exclaimed immediately on Twitter.

Kardashian brought her case up in front of the President when they met last week, and argued that outside circumstances were to blame for Johnson's downward spiral.

As Radar has reported, Johnson had fallen on hard times before her legal problems. She had been divorced, lost her job due to a gambling addiction, lost her house, and filed for bankruptcy; sadly, her son also was killed. Johnson then began working with drug dealers before being arrested.

Kardashian, 37, had originally argued that the first-time offense did not warrant a life sentence.

"If you think about a decision that you've made in your life, and you get life without the possibility of parole for your first-time, nonviolent offense, there's just something so wrong with that," the Keeping Up with Kardashians star had previously said.

Kardashian's White House visit to advocate for Johnson came after her husband Kanye West, 40, shocked the public by declaring his love for Trump and wearing a MAGA hat.

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Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine, according to the nonprofit Can-Do, which advocates for clemency for non-violent drug offenders.

She is expected to be released from prison soon.

The White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon, "Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates."

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