Trump’s Pardon Largesse a Boon for Well-Connected Fraudsters
Donald Trump’s final batch of more than 140 pardons and sentence commutations benefited an ignominious list of defendants whose swindles, frauds and public corruption made them unlikely candidates for executive clemency.
- Published 20 January 2021
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former congressman who pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from defense contractors. A Republican fundraiser who paid handsome sums to illicitly lobby a presidential administration. An influential voice in conservative circles accused of duping donors who supported a border wall. Donald Trump’s final batch of more than 140 pardons and sentence commutations, issued in his last hours as president, benefited an ignominious list of defendants whose swindles, frauds and public corruption…