Tag: Pardons

Critics outraged, Republicans silent as Trump pardons ex-Rep. Chris Collins | buffalonews.com

President Trump on Tuesday pardoned former Rep. Chris Collins, who was imprisoned in October after pleading guilty to felony insider trading charges. The early evening pardon prompted outrage from Collins’ critics and dead silence from Trump’s fellow Republicans. “Today, President Trump granted a full pardon to Chris Collins, at the request of many Members of Congress,” the White House said…

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Trump pardons Michael Milken, grants clemency to Kerik, Blagojevich

President Donald Trump issued a pardon Tuesday to Michael Milken, the former junk bond king who was a face of the insider trading scandals of the 1980s. Trump, in announcing the pardon, cited the “incredible job” that Milken has done supporting cancer research since pleading guilty in 1990 to racketeering and securities fraud charges. Milken, 73, originally was sentenced to…

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Former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers Seeks Pardon from Pres. Bush

Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, now serving a 25-year prison sentence for his role in a massive accounting fraud, has petitioning for clemency from President Bush The DOJ stated today that Ebbers has submitted a petition for commutation of his 25-year sentence to the Office of the Pardon Attorney, Reuters reports. Other high-profile financial felons seeking pardons are Conrad Black…

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