Trump Pardons 147; Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Lil Wayne & More

In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump granted 147 pardons and commutations.

Among those was former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Trump commuted his sentence, meaning that he will leave prison 16 years before his was scheduled to, for his role in a racketeering scheme out of City Hall.

Rapper Lil' Wayne was also pardoned, although he had not yet been sentenced. He faced up to 10 years in prison on weapons charges and pleaded guilty to possession for a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Also included:

  • Steve Bannon, who was awaiting trial in Manhattan on federal fraud charges tied to a border wall fundraising effort.
  • Former Republican House member Rick Renzi of Arizona, convicted in 2013 of extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering, and racketeering. Renzi left prison in 2017.
  • Former Rep. Randall “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., who was released from prison in 2013 after serving eight years for charges of bribery, fraud, and tax evasion.
  • Republican Party and Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, who pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent and accepting money from Chinese and Malaysian interests to lobby the Trump administration.

See the USA Today's full list of Pardons HERE.

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