Rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne among 73 pardoned on Trump’s last day

Wed, 2021-01-20 15:28

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 73
people, including rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne, just hours
before he was due to leave office.

Kodak Black, was granted clemency after being jailed for making
a false statement on a federal document, while Lil Wayne, who faced
10 years in jail after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm
and ammunition by a convicted felon last month, also made the
list.

The star, listed as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., had shown
“generosity through commitment to a variety of charities,
including donations to research hospitals and a host of
foodbanks,” the release said.

Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon was also pardoned.

Bannon – who was Trump’s campaign manager during the 2016
election, before becoming a senior adviser to the president –
left the White House acrimoniously in 2017, Trump later giving him
the derogatory moniker “Sloppy Steve.”

Last year he was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit
wire fraud, over funds raised to build the Mexico border wall, a
flagship Trump policy.

Kodak Black was originally supposed to serve his 46-month prison sentence until 2022. File/AFP
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Rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne among 73 pardoned on
Trump’s last day