Donald Trump's 73 Late Pardons—President's Last-Minute Clemency List in Full

President Donald Trump has pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 others during his final hours as president. The additional 73 pardons announced today doubles the number of people Trump has pardoned throughout his presidency.

The list of people granted clemency by Trump does not include his family members or himself, although it was speculated that he may try to do so. Trump's notable pardons announced today include former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne, while documentary star Joe Exotic did not receive the pardon he was hoping for.

The president is the only person with the power to pardon someone. Pardons apply to federal criminal convictions, but not state criminal offenses. While pardons are typically granted to people who have been convicted of a federal crime, pardons can also cover conduct that has not resulted in a legal action yet.

Additionally, a pardon does not suggest that the person is innocent of the offense they are being pardoned for but does exempt them from the crime, as well as restoring any rights that had been rescinded due to their federal conviction.

Below is a list of the people pardoned by Trump, as announced on his final day as president, January 20, 2021.

List of People Pardoned by President Donald Trump Today

  • Todd Boulanger—Pled guilty to conspiracy to commit honest services fraud
  • Abel Holtz—Pled guilty to impeding a grand jury investigation
  • Representative Rick Renzi—Convicted of extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering, and racketeering
  • Kenneth Kurson—Charged with cyberstalking
  • Casey Urlacher—Charged with conspiracy to engage in illegal gambling
  • Carl Andrews Boggs—Pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy
  • James E. Johnson, Jr.—Pled guilty to charges related to migratory birds
  • Tommaso Buti—Charged with financial fraud
  • Glen Moss—Pled guilty to unspecified charges
  • Anthony Levandowski—Pled guilty to a single criminal count arising from civil litigation
  • Aviem Sella—Indicted for espionage
  • Michael Liberty—Convicted for campaign finance violations and later indicted for related offenses
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after touring a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas, on January 12, 2021. Trump has pardoned 73 and commuted the sentences of 70 others on his last day as president. Mandel Ngan/Getty
  • Greg Reyes—Convicted of securities fraud
  • Jeffrey Alan Conway—No reason given
  • Benedict Olberding—Convicted of bank fraud
  • Syrita Steib-Martin—Convicted of the use of fire to commit a felony
  • Eric Wesley Patton—Convicted of making a false statement on a mortgage application
  • Robert William Cawthon—Convicted of making a false statement on a bank loan application
  • Hal Knudson Mergler—Convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
  • Gary Evan Hendler—Convicted of conspiracy to distribute and dispense controlled substances
  • John Harold Wall—Convicted of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
  • Steven Samuel Grantham—Convicted for stealing a vehicle
  • Clarence Olin Freeman—Convicted for operating an illegal whiskey still
  • Fred Keith Alford—Convicted for a firearm violation
  • Alex Adjmi—Convicted of a financial crime
  • Elliott Broidy—Convicted of conspiracy to serve as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal
  • Stephen K. Bannon—Charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project
  • Douglas Jemal—Convicted of fraud
  • Dr. Scott Harkonen—Convicted of fraud
  • Johnny D. Phillips, Jr.—Convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud
  • Dr. Mahmoud Reza Banki—Charges for making false statements
  • John Nystrom—Failed to alert the proper authorities when he learned that a subcontractor was receiving double payments for work performed
  • Gregory Jorgensen, Deborah Jorgensen, Martin Jorgensen(posthumous pardon for Martin Jorgensen)—Convicted for selling misbranded beef
  • Jessica Frease—Convicted for converting stolen checks and negotiating them through the bank where she worked as a teller
  • Robert Cannon "Robin" Hayes—Serving a 1-year term of probation for making a false statement in the course of a Federal investigation
  • Thomas Kenton "Ken" Ford—Pled guilty to making a material misstatement to Federal mining officials
  • Scott Conor Crosby—Participated in a co-worker's plan to commit a bank robbery
  • Lynn Barney—Possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, after having previously been convicted for distributing a small amount of marijuana
  • Joshua J. Smith—Conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to distribute
  • Amy Povah—A drug offense
  • Dr. Frederick Nahas—Pled guilty to one count of obstructing justice in a health care investigation
  • David Tamman—Doctored financial documents
  • Dr. Faustino Bernadett—Failed to report a hospital kickback scheme
  • Paul Erickson—Charged with a minor financial crime
  • Todd Farha, Thaddeus Bereday, William Kale, Paul Behrens, Peter Clay—Criminally prosecuted for a state regulatory matter involving the reporting of expenditures to a state health agency
  • David Rowland—A violation of the Clean Air Act
  • Randall "Duke" Cunningham (Conditional pardon)—Accepting bribes while he held public office
  • Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. aka Lil Wayne—Pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon
  • Stephen Odzer (Conditional pardon)—Pled guilty to conspiracy and bank fraud
  • Steven Benjamin Floyd—Pled guilty to one count of bank robbery by extortion
  • Joey Hancock—Convicted for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance
  • David E. Miller—Pled guilty to one count of making a false statement to a bank
  • James Austin Hayes—Convicted of conspiracy to commit insider trading
  • Drew Brownstein—Convicted of insider trading
  • Robert Bowker—Pled guilty to a violation the Lacey Act, which prohibits trafficking in wildlife
  • Amir Khan—Pled guilty to wire fraud
  • Patrick Lee Swisher—Convicted of tax fraud and false statements
  • Robert Sherrill—Convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine
  • Dr. Robert S. Corkern—Convicted of Federal program bribery
  • David Lamar Clanton—Convicted of false statements and related charges
  • George Gilmore—Convicted for failure to pay payroll taxes and false statements
  • Desiree Perez—Conspiracy to distribute narcotics
  • Robert "Bob" Zangrillo—Charged in connection with the Varsity Blues investigation
  • Hillel Nahmad—Convicted of a sports gambling offense
  • Brian McSwain—An unspecified drug crime
  • John Duncan Fordham—Convicted on one count of health care fraud
  • William "Ed" Henry—Aiding and abetting the theft of government property