Before leaving office Donald Trump gave out pardons like it was nobody’s business. He pardoned 73 people and commuted sentences of 70 others, as one of his final tasks as the 45th President of the United States.
Among those pardoned are rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. As well as Death Row co-founder Michael Harris. Wayne was facing sentencing after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. Kodak is serving prison for falsifying documents in order to buy a firearm. Michael Harris was sentenced more than a decade ago on drug trafficking and attempted murder charges, Snoop Dogg requested a pardon in his favor.
However, there is still no confirmation if Joe Exotic made the last-minute pardon list. His legal team had a limo and glam squad on standby waiting for the call from the White House. As of 11 pm Tuesday Joe had still not been pardoned.
— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) January 19, 2021
Joe Exotic’s inner circle has moved to the prison now. I was told by the groups point man, Eric Love that they are headed there to go do some interviews. As of this tweet they are still waiting on word from the White House for possible pardon. @CBSDFW
— Ken Molestina (@cbs11ken) January 20, 2021
Also on the list of pardons was Bannon, a former adviser to Trump and an architect of his 2016 campaign, who was arrested on fraud charges over the summer. Bannon pleaded not guilty in federal court in Manhattan after being indicted with three others who were accused of defrauding donors to the online fundraising campaign known as “We Build the Wall” that raised $25 million.
Bannon, 66, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
Trump pardoning a guy indicted by the Trump Justice Department for defrauding Trump supporters over the fake Trump wall is a fitting ending to the Trump presidency.
— Ted Boutrous (@BoutrousTed) January 20, 2021
To see the full list of Pardons by Trump Click Here.