Donald Trump Pardon List—Every Person Granted Clemency by the President

President Donald Trump was expected to pardon more than 100 people in his final hours in office. The list of people Trump pardoned was announced early on Wednesday, and revealed that Trump pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of 70 more.

Some of the president's allies were expected to be included, and although there was speculation that Trump may pardon his family members, the president did not grant clemency to any of the Trump family.

Among those hoping to be pardoned were some rioters who stormed the Capitol building earlier in January, though they were not pardoned by the president.

Trump's use of clemency has been controversial throughout his presidency. The news of the president using his final day as commander in chief to potentially pardon more than 100 people has been criticized, with Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal saying: "Trump will issue last-second pardons [today].

"They'll be another abuse of power by a corrupt, failed, one-term, twice-impeached president who has routinely undermined the rule of law, the constitution, and our democracy."

According to the Department of Justice, only federal criminal convictions can be pardoned by the president, and the president cannot pardon a state criminal offense.

Only the president has the power to grant pardons, and the president does not have to give a reason for pardoning someone.

Pardons are generally granted to those who have been convicted of a federal crime, but pardons can also cover conduct that has not yet resulted in legal proceedings. However, pardons cannot cover future conduct.

A pardon does not imply that the person is innocent of the crime that they are being pardoned for, but can exempt them from the crime and restore any rights that were rescinded for a federal conviction.

Below is a full list of people pardoned by Trump, from August 2017, when he pardoned Joseph M. Arpaio for contempt of court, until January 20, 2021, when he pardoned 73 people.

List of People Pardoned by President Donald Trump

  • Joseph M. Arpaio—Contempt of Court
  • Kristian Mark Saucier—Unauthorized retention of defense information
  • I. Lewis Libby, aka Scooter Libby, aka Irve Lewis "Scooter" Libby—Obstruction of justice; false statements; perjury (two counts)
  • John Arthur Johnson, aka Jack Johnson—Violation of the White Slave Traffic Act
  • Dinesh D'Souza—Campaign contribution fraud
  • Dwight Lincoln Hammond—Use of fire to damage and destroy property of the United States
  • Steven Dwight Hammond—Use of fire to damage and destroy property of the United States (two counts)
  • Michael Chase Behenna—Unpremeditated murder; assault
  • Patrick James Nolan—Conducting the affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering
  • Conrad Moffat Black—Mail fraud; attempted obstruction of justice
  • Michael Anthony Tedesco—Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute in excess of 5 kilograms of cocaine and quantities of marijuana
  • Roy Wayne McKeever—Used telephone in distributing marijuana
  • John Richard Bubala—Conversion of government property
  • Chalmer Lee Williams—Conspiracy to steal firearms and other goods as part of an interstate shipment; theft from shipment in interstate commerce; theft of firearms shipped in interstate commerce
  • Rodney M. Takumi—Participating in an illegal gambling business
  • Zay Jeffries—Conspiracy to violate the Sherman Act
  • Mathew Golsteyn—Premeditated murder (charged, not tried or convicted)
  • Clint A. Lorance—Attempted murder; murder (two specifications); wrongfully communicating a threat (two specifications); reckless endangerment; solicitating a false statement; obstructing justice
  • Angela Ronae Stanton—Conspiracy to transport in interstate commerce a stolen motor vehicle and tampering with a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Ariel Manuel Friedler—Conspiracy to access a protected computer without authorization
  • David Hossein Safavian—Obstruction; false statement (three counts)
  • Michael Robert Milken—Conspiracy; securities fraud; mail fraud; tax fraud; filing false reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); assisting a brokerage firm in violating its net capital requirements
  • Paul Harvey Pogue—Making and subscribing a false tax return
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U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One before departing Harlingen, Texas, on January 12, 2021. Trump is expected to pardon more than 100 people on his final day in office. Mandel Ngan/Getty
  • Bernard Bailey Kerik—Obstructing the administration of the Internal Revenue Laws; aiding in the preparation of a false income tax return; making false statements on a loan application; making false statements (five counts)
  • Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.—Misprision of a felony
  • Susan B. Anthony—Illegal voting
  • Jon Donyae Ponder—Bank robbery; interference with commerce by armed robbery (six counts)
  • Alice Marie Johnson—Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; attempted possession of 12 kilos of cocaine with intent to distribute; attempted possession of 9 kilos of cocaine; attempted possession of 75 kilos of cocaine; attempted possession of 10 kilos of cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering; money laundering ($1.5 million); structuring monetary transactions
  • Michael T. Flynn—Making false statements to Federal investigators
  • Phillip Kay Lyman—Conspiracy to operate off-road vehicles on public land closed to off-road vehicles; operation of off-road vehicle on public lands closed to off-road vehicles
  • Otis Gordon—Sell, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance
  • Weldon Hal Angelos—Possession with intent to distribute marijuana (five counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (three counts); possession of a stolen firearm (two counts); possession of a firearm with a removed serial number; use of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm (two counts); money laundering (three counts)
  • Alex Van Der Zwaan—False statements
  • George Papadopoulos—False statements
  • Christopher Carl Collins—Conspiracy to commit securities fraud; false statements
  • Duncan D. Hunter—Conspiracy to commit offenses
  • Alfonso Antonio Costa—Health care fraud
  • Paul Alvin Slough—Voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (13 counts); attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (17 counts); using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done
  • Nicholas Abram Slatten—Murder in the first degree
  • Evan Shawn Liberty—Voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (eight counts); attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (12 counts); using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done
  • Dustin Laurent Heard—Voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (six counts); attempt to commit voluntary manslaughter, aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done (11 counts); using and discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and aiding and abetting and causing an act to be done
  • Jose Alonso Compean—Assault with a dangerous weapon, and aiding and abetting; assault with serious bodily injury, and aiding and abetting; discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; deprivation of rights under color of law
  • Alfred Lee Crum—Illegally operating a still; unlawful possession of a still; operating without bond
  • Ignacio Ramos—Assault with a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting; assault with serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting; discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence; deprivation of rights under color of law
  • Roger Joseph Stone Jr.—Obstruction of proceeding; false statements (five counts); witness tampering
  • Paul J. Manafort—Subscribing to false United States individual income tax returns for 2010-2014 tax years (five counts); failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts for calendar years 2011-2014; bank fraud/Lender B/$3.4 million loan; bank fraud/Lender C/$1 million loan and Conspiracy against the United States; conspiracy to obstruct justice (witness tampering)
  • Margaret E. Hunter—Conspiracy to commit offenses
  • Charles Kushner—Fraud and false statements (16 counts); retaliating against witness, victim; statements or entries generally
  • William Plemons—Structuring transactions to avoid reporting requirements (four counts), Willfully attempting to evade personal income tax (three counts), and Wire fraud
  • Topeka Kimberly Sam—Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
  • Peter Y. Atkinson—Mail fraud (three counts)
  • John A. Boultbee—Mail fraud
  • Andrew Barron Worden—Wire fraud
  • Mary Ballard McCarty—Conspiracy to commit honest services fraud
  • James J. Kassouf—Making a false tax return
  • John Frederick Tate—Conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States; causing false records; causing false campaign contribution reports; false statements scheme
  • Jesse R. Benton—Conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States; causing false records; causing false campaign contribution reports; false statements scheme
  • Christopher Michael Wade—Sealed offenses of conviction
  • Joseph Martin Stephens—Probation revocation
  • Christopher II X—Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, Violation (4)
  • Cesar Agusto Lozada—Conspiracy to distribute marijuana
  • Rickey Ivan Kanter—Mail fraud
  • Stephanie Christine Mohr—Deprivation of rights under color of law
  • Robert Edward Coughlin II—Conflict of interest
  • Mark Siljander—Obstruction of justice; violation of Foreign Agents Registration Act
  • James Harutun Batmasian—Willful failure to pay over tax
  • Gary Mark Brugman—Deprivation of rights under color of law
  • Joseph Occhipinti—Conspiracy to violate civil rights; deprivation of rights under color of law (10 misdemeanor counts); false statements (six counts)
  • Rebekah Kay Charleston—Conspiracy to commit tax evasion
  • Russell Paul Plaisance—Conspiracy to unlawfully import cocaine into the U.S.
  • 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
  • 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 of 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

Update 1/20/2021: This article has been updated to include the names of those pardoned by Trump on January 20, 2021.