Trump Pardons

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  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    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.
     
  2. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    He actually tried to sell the seat in 2008 when Obama was elected to his first Presidential term.
     
  3. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    He commuted the sentence of one the biggest Medicare fraud schemes ever prosecuted. So much winning.
     
  4. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Alice Marie Johnson pardoned as well.

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  5. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    What’s the guy’s name? Trying to look it up.
     
  6. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Judith Negron. Defrauded Medicare $205 million over 8 years.
     
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  7. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    This is the White House take on her, for better or worse:

    Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency | The White House


    “Judith Negron is a 48-year-old wife and mother who was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role as a minority-owner of a healthcare company engaged in a scheme to defraud the Federal Government. Ms. Negron has served 8 years of her sentence and has spent this time working to improve her life and the lives of her fellow inmates. Her prison warden and her counselor have written letters in support of clemency. According to her warden, Ms. Negron “has always shown herself to be a model inmate who works extremely well with others and has established a good working relationship with staff and inmates.” This grant of clemency is supported by the Clemency for All Non-Violent Drug Offenders Foundation, Dan Schneider, Matt Whitaker, Adam Brandon, Kevin Roberts, Brett Tolman, John Hostettler, and Alice Johnson, among others.“
     
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  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    DiBartolo?? Being from Ohio, that name definitely rings a bell (malls)
     
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is a successful businessman, real estate developer, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During the 23 years that he owned the San Francisco 49ers, the team won an unprecedented 13 division titles and 5 Super Bowl Championships. In 1998, he was convicted for failing to report a felony regarding payment demanded for a riverboat casino license, and he was sentenced to 2 years’ probation. Mr. DeBartolo did not allow his conviction to define his life. He remained a generous philanthropist and passionate supporter of numerous charitable causes, including charter schools like the Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School, and anti-gang violence initiatives. His exceptional compassion and warmth define his character to this day. Mr. DeBartolo treated players and coaches as part of his family. Many prominent individuals from the National Football League have strongly advocated for this pardon, including Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Charles Haley, Derrick Brooks, Fred Dean, Robert Kraft, Jerry Jones, and Roger Goodell. They have been joined in their support by other notable figures and organizations, including Pastor Darrell Scott, Kareem Lanier, Paul Anka, and the Urban Revitalization Coalition.”
     
  10. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    Gotta clean up the waste, fraud and abuse of entitlement programs. This is a bad message to send if you care about that sort of thing. I’m guessing most people that complain about those issues aren’t thinking about the nice middle aged white lady.
     
  11. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Is it OK if we try to secure our southern border too? Might also help entitlement programs remain solvent.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Let me guess. All these people said nice things about the president?
     
  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Sure. Mexico will pay for it, right?
     
  14. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Nope. Have never believed that at all.
     
  15. It will be fine

    It will be fine Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of laws limiting immigrant access to entitlements. Enforce employment laws and the border won’t be an issue. It’s not a real issue now anyway, it’s a means to scare white people to be afraid of brown people.
     
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  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well then the president needs to get out there and decide how to work with all sides on how to pay for it.
     
  17. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Every Democratic Presidential candidate raised their hand when asked if their healthcare plans would cover undocumented immigrants.



    Do we pay for stronger border and immigration enforcement.....or illegal immigrant healthcare?
     
  18. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    I think all the murder, rape, and robberies accomplish that.
     
  19. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    The President let Terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera go free. Crazy?

    Over 130 bombings!
     
  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Don't forget Ted Suhl ...
    July 30, 2019
    Huckabee praised Trump's decision, "The President acted appropriately and mercifully to commute Ted's sentence for what was a zealous prosecution for charges that were recanted by the witnesses at his trial. He should never have been charged and certainly not incarcerated. I'm deeply grateful to the President for carefully reviewing this case and granting clemency."

    Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins, who was hired by Suhl's family to review the case, welcomed the news and questioned the U.S. Justice Department's handling of the case, "My first thought is that President Trump should be commended for this," he said. "I hope that he and Attorney General [William] Barr continue to look at DOJ policy and tactics across the board in how they approach these cases.

    "Mr. Suhl was, essentially, convicted on a circumstantial case tied together on the word of a proven liar who had broken the law on several occasions and was essentially being paid to tell the story the government's way," Cummins said.

    Suhl, 54, was originally scheduled to be released Feb. 5, 2023.