Former White House advisers Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne were among those pardoned or sanctioned by Donald Trump in the final hours of his presidency.
The outgoing president on Wednesday approved 143 people.
Wayne pleaded guilty last month to possessing a gold-plated pistol mounted on a private plane in 2019. He faces up to 10 years in prison at a trial next week.
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During his election campaign last year, the artist met with the rapper, and the artist later praised some of the policies, such as the justice reforms proposed by Mr Trump.
Permission has also been granted to Bonan, a controversial former adviser who was fired by Mr Trump.
“Banan has been a key figure in the conservative movement and is known for his political intelligence,” the White House said in a statement.
He was accused last year of defrauding Trump supporters of trying to raise private funds to build the US-Mexico border wall, and pleaded not guilty.
Bonan left his role in the conservative website Breitbart News in 2016 to be appointed CEO of Mr Trump’s successful presidential campaign.
Mr. He became chief strategist after Trump took office, but clashed with others in the White House and was ousted in August 2017.
Banan was Recently banned from Twitter After he called for the beheading of top government doctor Anthony Fossie and FBI Director Christopher Vare.
Dozens of pardoned people, including a rapper convicted of Kodak Black-arms charges, and former Detroit Mayor Guame Gilpatrick are serving 28 years in prison for corruption and fraud.
Mr Trump has pardoned many close confidants, such as Michael Flynn, a former national security adviser who previously lied to the FBI, and jailed Roger Stone – who was falsely accused during a congressional hearing of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Notable names on Mr Trump’s apology list:
Lewandowski, a former Google engineer, pleaded guilty to stealing secret technology related to self-driving cars from Uber Technologies Inc. before becoming head of the competition division.
In August, a judge in San Francisco sentenced Lewandowski to 18 months in prison, but said he could be remanded in custody once the COVID-19 epidemic subsided.
Judge William Alsub, who has been involved in the Silicon Valley case for nearly five decades, described Lewandowski’s sentence as “the biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen”.
The former mayor of Detroit was sentenced in 2013 to 28 years in prison following two dozen convictions. These include fraud, bribery and extortion from a conspiracy, which aggravated the city’s financial crisis, prosecutors said.
The 50-year-old, once a rising star in the Democratic Party, has received one of the longest corruption sentences ever handed down to a major American politician.
Prosecutors say Gilpatrick, who was mayor from 2002 to 2008, took bribes from contractors who wanted to get or keep contracts in the city of Detroit.
Freud, a major Republican fundraiser, pleaded guilty in October to acting as an unregistered foreign agent and accepting money to secretly coerce the Trump administration into Chinese and Malaysian interests.
He held financial positions on Mr Trump’s 2016 campaign and on his inaugural team.
Prosecutors allege that Freud paid millions of dollars from an unnamed foreigner to try to arrange the outcome of a U.S. investigation into the multi-billion dollar fraud from the Malaysian government investment fund 1MDB.
Black, 23, born Phil Kahan Capri, is in federal jail for making a false statement for buying a gun.
The rapper pleaded guilty in August 2019, after serving three months and three months in prison.
In a tweet deleted in November, hip-hop magazine XXL reported that the Black president had promised to spend $ 1 million on charity if he was released.
He released the Bill Israel album from Behind the Wires.
Weiss was convicted of embezzling $ 125 million from the National Traditional Life Insurance Company and its aging policyholders.
He left the United States and was sentenced in 2000 to 845 years in prison, but was eventually deported from Austria.
Weiss, 66, is being held in a U.S. prison in Pennsylvania, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr Trump ‘s first indictment lawyers, Alan Dershowitz and Jay Segulo, sent letters to the White House in support of Weiss.