Pardons and commutations

October 02, 2019 - 6:53 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is asking Wisconsin's governor for a pardon. Attorneys for Brendan Dassey said Wednesday that they are petitioning Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for...
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Russian actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison for assaulting police at the July 27 rally, arrives for a court hearing in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 30, 2019 - 2:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court has commuted the prison sentence for a Moscow actor convicted of assaulting a police officer to a suspended one, in a case that sparked a public outcry. Moscow City Court ruled Monday that Pavel Ustinov should be punished with a one-year suspended sentence instead of 3...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort arrives in a New York court. President Trump's former campaign manager is to be arraigned on state mortgage fraud charges. Manafort's lawyers filed court papers late Wednesday, Sept. 5, that seek to have his New York mortgage fraud case dismissed, arguing the charges filed in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves the same alleged conduct as federal cases that landed him behind bars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort filed court papers seeking the dismissal of his New York mortgage fraud case, arguing that the charges brought in the wake of his federal convictions amount to double jeopardy. The state case involves some of the same...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks during a campaign event in Phoenix. The former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to sweeps aimed at finding immigrants in the country illegally has announced that he will try to get back the job he lost in 2016. Arpaio announced his 2020 campaign for Maricopa County sheriff Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 26, 2019 - 9:16 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly three years after he was voted out of office, the former metro Phoenix sheriff pardoned by President Donald Trump on a conviction related to rounding up immigrants in the country illegally is going after his old job. Republican Joe Arpaio announced his 2020 campaign for...
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El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, habla con reporteros a bordo del Air Force One tras visitar Dayton, Ohio, y El Paso, Texas, el 7 de agosto de 2019. (AP Foto/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2019 - 4:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent his clearest signal yet that he may be about to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado. The 62-year-old Democrat, who was once best known...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters aboard Air Force One after visiting Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2019 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich), who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions. Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was...
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Motorists are stranded on a flooded section of Canal Road in Washington during a heavy rainstorm, Monday, July 8, 2019. (Dave Dildine/WTOP via AP)
July 08, 2019 - 9:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House's West Wing. Government...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 24, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md, and then on to Tokyo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 24, 2019 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes. Trump was asked Friday at the White House about reports that he was considering pardons ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. The president said "some of these soldiers" have "...
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Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks with reporters, after arriving at the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Manning spoke about the federal court’s continued attempts to compel her to testify in front of a grand jury. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
May 16, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Chelsea Manning's refusal to testify before a grand jury investigating Wikileaks (all times local): 4 p.m. Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been sent to jail - again - for refusing to testify to a grand jury. A judge on Thursday ordered...
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May 15, 2019 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's media empire once included the Chicago Sun-Times and The Daily Telegraph of London. He was convicted of fraud in 2007...
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