Rarely have I seen surprising new information in the written record of a parole hearing I have attended, but it’s there in the internal document (read it after the jump) for paroled former pro hockey player Rob Ramage (inset). The onetime captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs recently won release to a halfway house after a hearing held at the Kingston, Ontario prison where’s serving his four-year prison sentence for driving drunk and killing a friend. The four-page parole document reveals that Ramage had a driving-related brush with the law while he was free on bail.
Former NHL player Rob Ramage (inset) is likely to be paroled today, eight months after he began serving a four-year prison sentence. The one-time captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs went to prison in July last year after he lost an appeal of his conviction for driving drunk and crashing his car, killing his passenger and friend, former Chicago Blackhawks star defenceman Keith Magnuson.
Today the National Parole Board released its full, written record (read it after the jump) of the parole hearing held Sept. 11, 2009, for imprisoned former pro hockey player Mike Danton, who was jailed for trying to hire a hitman to kill his former agent and mentor. For the full story of the hearing, see this previous post. The board’s written record features a deft stroke of understatement in describing the case:
The factual situation is relatively straightforward, although somewhat bizarre.
Mike Danton (above), a former NHLer who was convicted in the U.S. of conspiring to have his former mentor and agent David Frost murdered, has been transferred to a prison in Kingston, Ontario, according to The Sports Network. Seems there’s good evidence they have it right (though Cancrime’s sources say Danton is not at Kingston Penitentiary, as they report). The website of the FCI Sandstone federal prison in Sandstone, Minnesota, indicates that Danton was released March 19, 2009. Here’s a grab of the website’s inmate locator after a search for Danton Tuesday: