PHOENIX — Records show the former head of the Arizona Board of Executive
Clemency voted to consider commuting the sentence of NBA player Amare
Stoudemire’s half-brother after developing a personal relationship with the New
York Knicks player.
Jesse Hernandez resigned last week after an internal investigation concluded he
repeatedly committed inappropriate behavior toward employees and also promoted a
woman he was dating.
The records also show Hernandez bragged of befriending Stoudemire and receiving
The investigation was completed a week before the commutation vote.
Stoudemire’s half-brother, Marwan Williams, was sentenced in Marciopa County Superior Court to 9 1/2 years in prison in 2009 on armed-robbery charges.
The vote was first reported by The Arizona Republic. Gov. Jan Brewer’s
spokesman said her staff reviewed the report as quickly as possible before
meeting with Hernandez.