Trump Commutes Shalom Weiss, Eli Weinstein, Dozens Of Others

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FILE - President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, as he returns from his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP/VINnews) — President Donald Trump has pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people, including rap stars and former members of Congress.

The pardons and commutations for 143 people, including Bannon, were announced after midnight Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.

Among the sentences that were commuted, were Shalom Weiss, originally of Boro Park, who had been sentenced in 2000 to 835 years in prison for financial crimes. Trump has also commuted the sentence of Eli Weinstein of Lakewood, NJ, who was serving a 24 year sentence for white collar crimes.

The full list of pardons and commutations can be viewed here.


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