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Posted by on Feb 18, 2020 in Politics | 0 comments

Trump commutes Rod Blagojevich’s sentence — among others

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted the sentence of a former Illinois governor jailed for corruption, as well as pardoning a New York City police chief imprisoned for tax fraud.Pardons were also handed out to Edward DeBartolo Jr, a former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, and Michael Milken, a well-known financier who pleaded guilty in 1990 to securities and tax fraud.The flurry of clemency actions — 11 in total — raised expectations that Trump is considering wielding his power in more controversial cases involving close former associates, including Re…

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