December 8, 2014

Mark Wahlberg has cleaned up his act and he wants his record to show that. According to New England’s NECN, the former Oscar nominee is making moves to have his assault conviction from 1988 wiped from his record.

Mark-wahlberg-ftr He wrote in his pardon application, “I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took on the night of April 8, 1988, as well as for any lasting damage that I may have caused the victims. Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others.” The father of four continues, “I want people to remember my past so that I can serve as an example of how lives can be turned around and how people can be redeemed. Rather than ignore or deny my troubled past, I have used the public spotlight to speak openly about the mistakes I made as a teenager so that others do not make those same mistakes.”

Mark spent 45 days behind bars for attempting to steal two cases of booze from a guy outside of a convenience store in Dorchester, MA. He hit a man in the head with a stick and blinded a man in one eye after punching him in the face.

The Lone Survivor star would need a recommendation from the Massachusetts Parole Board to the governor, approval from the governor, and then approval from the governor’s council to get the pardon.

Gossip Cop points out that one of the reasons Mark is seeking a pardon is so he could acquire a liquor license for his restaurants in the Boston area.

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