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Johnson’s case was thrust into the spotlight after it was adopted by Kim Kardashian. Kardashian shared an article about Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for “drug conspiracy and money laundering.”
This is so unfair... https://t.co/W3lPINbQuy— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 26, 2017
Johnson said she acted as go-between for dealers, but never sold drugs herself. People arrested with Johnson agreed to testify against her in exchange for lighter sentences, and Johnson was convicted and given a much harsher term.
Kardashian met with Trump last week and brought the matter to his attention.
Prior to her White House visit, Kardashian had been working with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to help get Johnson’s sentence commuted.
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]