Smith & Wesson Chairman of the Board Is Discovered To Be a Convicted Felon
It was discovered last week that Smith & Wessonís Chairman of the Board is a convicted felon having served 15 years in prison for a ďstring of armed Robberies in the 1950ís and 1960ís and an attempted prison escapeĒ. The 74 year old chairman James Joseph Minder notified Smith & Wessonís board members of the revelation and itís accuracy Wednesday and simultaneously offered his resignation, but the board declined to accept it.
According to some sources Minder stated ďAs long as itís their pleasure, Iíll stayĒ. Quite frankly Iíve done nothing wrongĒ. Minder went on to say he hasnít owned a firearm in decades and is prohibited from owning one because of his criminal past. He was just elected Chairman of the handgun maker last month.
The news was first reported by the Arizona Republic newspaper in a copy righted story.
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