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Carly Simon Gets Wyclef's Boy Outta Prison

11/25/2008 11:58 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

President Bush just cut a break to convicted drug felon/rapper John Forte, allowing the so-called "Fourth Fugee" to get out of jail early -- and it seems like he has Carly Simon to thank for it.

Forte will walk out of Federal prison next month after serving half of the14-year sentence given to him when authorities found 31 pounds of of coke on him at New Jersey's Newark International Airport in 2000.

But it turns out John met Carly's son Ben through prep school pals -- and we're told she's been lobbying several politicians "religiously" on Forte's behalf, including Senators Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch.

Forte was one of only 16 people given clemency by George W. Bush out of more than 2,000 who asked.

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pie in the sky    

31 pounds of coke? Damn! And he gets off? WTF!

2066 days ago
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Amy    

FREE RAMOS & COMPEAN!

2066 days ago
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KarriO    

Hey all you celebrities WHERE are you when we have two border patrol agents in jail for stopping a drug dealer that are now in prison for 10 and 12 years? But now Miss Simon is getting a big time drug dealer out of prison.... Hey President Bush way to go AGAIN!!!! PARDON THE AGENTS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

2066 days ago
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VeraLynn    

31 POUNDS OF COKE!!!! IN AN AIRPORT!!!! DURING THE "WAR OF TERROR"!!! AND HE GETS OFF!!!!!!! WTF???!!!

I guess that is "justice"...American style. What a load....disgusting....

2066 days ago
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SCORPIO    

#1 BEAT ME TO IT...DAMN, 31 POUNDS OF COKE?? I MIGHT WANT TO KNOW HIM.

2066 days ago
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DMX hater    

I'm never voting Republican again!! Bush you and your party is over!! WTF this felon will get more drugs, and probably now look for a Carly Simon to snuff, since he now knows where she lives! Oh, I forgot... He will rape her first!!

2066 days ago
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HOLY ISH    

Just another fine example of Bushes brain dead stupidity! There are people in jail that have been caught with A LOT less and are spending the rest of their lives in jail. 31 lbs.??? WTF?? I hope bush rots in hell....

2066 days ago
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KarriO    

It's not just Republicans... HELLO MARK RICH... and all the others Clinton pardoned. BOTH SIDES SUCK NOW DAYS!!! BARACK, if Bush can't pardon Ramos and Compean PLEASE DO IT. They have been in jail for 2 years now and that is long enough....

2066 days ago
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al loanese    

CARLY ....YOU JUST LOST A FAN!!!!!! THE GUY HAD 31 POUNDS OF COKE...NOT A GRAM.........AND IF CARLY SIMON CONDONES THIS, THEN WE WERE FOOLED ALL THESE YEARS. THIS IS DIGUSTING...WHY DID'NT CARLY USE HER CELEBRITY FOR SOMETHING GOOD...NOT SOME DRUGGIE CRIMINAL BEHIND BARS? I SEE CARLY LOSING MORE FANS TOO!

2066 days ago
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ddberry    

I just lost any respect (for the lack of a better word) for Carly Simon.

2066 days ago
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al loanese    

3. FREE RAMOS & COMPEAN!

Posted at 11:15AM on Nov 25th 2008 by Aunt Flo

YEAH RIGHT .....FREE CRIMINAL LIKE THESE TWO......I SAY KEEP THESE IDIOTS BEHIND BARS WHERE THEY BELONG...YOU BREAK THE LAW...THEN YOUR BUTT SHOULD BE IN JAIL. FREE THESE TWO AND YOU MIGHT AS WELL FREE CHARLES MANSON!

2066 days ago
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say what    

Have yall forgot that many yrs ago cocaine was Mr. Bushes drug of choice? It was all over the news. Then a few yrs later we elected that as**hole as our president. Recent rumors have said hes back on coke. Who knows, but i read the list of pardons and many of them were put away on coke violations.. I'm just sayin.

2066 days ago
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Amy    

#13- You put Ramos & Compean on the same level as Manson. You still upset about your illegal alien mother getting deported?

2066 days ago
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KarriO    

Hey Paris.. .MISS IGNORANT... When you have a charge you should have not been charged with for the 10 year part of their sentence that is just not right. They have again SERVED 2 years which is appropriate for the other charges. They both have kids and served this country. Unless you know what you are talking about STFU!!!

2066 days ago
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OMG    

Apparently Carley likes her coke too, WTF why would you support a convicted HUGE drug dealer. Carley is OFF my list. LOSER

2066 days ago
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