For Prosecutors, Trump’s Clemency Decisions Were a ‘Kick in the Teeth’

January 21, 2021 ☼ trumpshit

Source: The New York Times - Link

Not far away, in Hialeah, Fla., Judith Negron, 49, who had been convicted in a separate scheme to siphon off hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent Medicare payments, was also at home for the holidays instead of in federal prison. Thanks to a commutation by Mr. Trump, she had been released after serving eight years of a 35-year sentence and was relieved of any remaining obligation to pay her share of $87 million in court-ordered restitution.

He pardoned those who were somehow useful to him or flattered him.