President Donald Trump commutes sentence for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, pardons Bernard Kerik and Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Blagojevich had been sentenced to 14-years in prison after being found guilty of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat left vacant when Barack Obama became president, in 2013. Bernard Kerik, who was in charge of the NYPD during 9/11 pleaded guilty to tax fraud and lying to investigators, both federal charges. He was sentenced to four years behind bars in 2009. Pardoned billionaire Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers. DeBartolo pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges in 1998. Pardoned Michael Milken “former junk bond king who became a face of the insider trading financial scandals of the 1980s.” was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was fined $600 million, but the time behind bars was cut to two years after he cooperated with federal investigators.