(WGN9 via Nexstar Media Wire) A New Orleans woman who was imprisoned at the age of 19, served her sentence but was saddled with a crushing payments from a judge-mandated $1.9 million in restitution can now put that part of her life behind her.
“I think I’m still trying to soak it in,” Syrita Steib said Wednesday, according to WWL-TV. “[I’m] really, really thankful to God that he can use any vessel to bless you.”
She was one of the over 140 people – ranging from Steve Bannon to Lil Wayne – to receive a pardon from President Trump.
Steib was sentenced in 2000 for stealing cars in Texas and setting fire to a dealership as a teenager. She was given 10 years in federal prison, 20 years in state prison and the hefty monetary penalty.
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