Man gets 51-year-old Pa. record expunged

September 8, 2009 4:17:20 AM PDT
A 70-year-old man has gotten his criminal record from 1958 expunged through a little-used Pennsylvania state statute. More than 50 years ago, Clifford Orton Moon Sr. was sentenced to three years' probation for stealing a steering wheel and a carburetor from junk yards in suburban Philadelphia.

That criminal record kept him from getting a gun permit or a hunting license.

But Moon, who now lives in Hereford, Ariz., may be able to head out hunting this year.

A Chester County judge has signed an order expunging his record after prosecutors said they would not oppose it.

The order came under a provision in Pennsylvania's expungement statute that permits people who are at least 70 years old and have been crime free for at least 10 years to have their records erased.

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Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com


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