Corrupt Pardons by Republicans Involving Friends and Family

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  • pardoned a convicted drug smuggler who had connections with his son-in-law Jared Kushner's family after her served only two and a half years of his ten-year sentence
    26 Nov 2023
  • pardoned his son-in-law's father Charles Kushner who served 14 months in prison in the early 2000's for illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering 14 years after he concluded his sentence which benefits his namesake company by making it much easier for them to secure financing for major projects
    23 Dec 2020
  • pardoned personal friend Conrad Black who published a fawning book with a title calling him a "President Like No Other" and previously served time for scheming to siphon off millions of dollars from the newspaper company he was CEO of
    15 May 2019
  • Paul LePage [2022 GOP ME Nominee]
    pardoned his late mentor's grandson who was convicted of felony drug trafficking and tried to keep it secret in a breach of precedent in which governors usually publicly identify the names of people they pardoned
    27 Mar 2019
  • Haley Barbour [R-MS]
    pardoned a man convicted of soliciting sexually explicit messages from an underage girl after having a private lunch with a close friend of his family
    10 Jan 2012