Recently, the request for pardon for some assaults Mark Wahlberg committed back in 1998 was closed. A spokesman on behalf of the Massachusetts Parole Board declared on Thursday that the actor never replied to a letter in which they asked him if he still wants to keep the request he made open. Since he did not offer any response, the government had no other choice than to close the said request.
As it seems, back in 1998 Mark Wahlberg was 16-years-old and he was convicted just like an adult for assault. The charges stemmed from the fact that he attempted robbery of a certain convenience store. He explained in the petition that he wanted to steal 2 cases of alcohol from a man who was standing in front of the store. He recounted that he hit the man on the head with a wooden stick that he was carrying. Then he ran down the blocks and avoided police. While running away from the police, he encountered another man and punched him in the face.
However, his attempt to run away was useless, since he was caught by the police just a few minutes after that. Moreover, when the police stopped and searched him, they found a small amount of marijuana in his pocket. His circumstances are not helpful at all, since he was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol all the time.
He ended up serving 45 days in the jail for this assault case, being trialed as an adult. If you’re wondering why he decided to ask for a pardon, he declared in 2014 for E! News that he did so because he feels that he made up for these crimes with lots of good deeds over the years. He clarified that he does not want to be cleared because he is rich and successful, but because all these years he tried hard to make up.