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Trump's clemency blitz: Blagojevich, Kerik, Milken

Feb 19, 2020 16:25 IST

US President Donald Trump has gone on a clemency blitz, commuting the 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and pardoning former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik. Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption just months after he appeared on Trump’s reality TV show, "Celebrity Apprentice." He had been found guilty of crimes that included seeking to sell an appointment to Barack Obama's old Senate seat and trying to shake down a children's hospital. Kerik served just over three years for tax fraud and lying to the White House while being interviewed to be Homeland Security secretary. Trump also granted clemency to financier Michael Milken, who pleaded guilty for violating US securities laws.