Donald Trump issued 73 pardons and 70 commutations in the final hours of his presidency.
Those who benefited from a long-standing presidential tradition of exercising clemency powers included rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
Multiple Grammy winner Lil Wayne, also known as Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was facing up to 10 years in jail.
Trump granted a full pardon to Lil Wayne, who had expressed support for the president during his re-election campaign.
Meanwhile, Trump granted a commutation for Kodak Black, who had been sentenced to 46 months in prison.
Black, whose original name is Bill K. Kapri, was arrested several times and faced gun, drug and sexual misconduct charges. But a White House press release only says he was convicted “for making a false statement on a Federal document.”
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