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

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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.

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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.

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