🇬🇧

Trump cuts sentence for Illinois ex-gov. Blagojevich, pardons Michael Milken

Video Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on February 18, 2020 - Duration: 01:34s

Trump cuts sentence for Illinois ex-gov. Blagojevich, pardons Michael Milken

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois convicted of corruption for trying to sell former President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

Advertisement

Trump cuts sentence for Illinois ex-gov. Blagojevich, pardons Michael Milken

Blagojevich, who appeared on Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" reality television show in 2010 while awaiting trial, had been serving a 14-year sentence after being convicted of wire fraud, extortion and soliciting bribes while governor.

Trump also announced that he had pardoned former "junk bond" financier Michael Milken.

You are here


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions





Related news from verified sources

President Donald Trump pardoned seven people on Tuesday including former junk bond king Michael Milken and commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the...
on February 18, 2020 • Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump came under fire on Tuesday for commuting the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the ex-Illinois governor convicted of trying to peddle...
on February 18, 2020 • Reuters

Related videos from verified sources

What A Week: Bloomberg's Debate Disaster; Trump's Pardons; Rep. David Nangle Arrest 06:39
Video credit: WBZ CBS Boston - Published on February 21, 2020 

2-Year Lobbying Effort Pays Off For Blagojevich 01:13
Video credit: CBS 2 Chicago - Published on February 20, 2020 

Could Blagojevich Commutation Threaten Other Corruption Probes? 02:13
Video credit: CBS 2 Chicago - Published on February 20, 2020 

You might like