US President Donald Trump pardoned 73 people and reduced sentences for 70 more.
This was reported by the press service of the White House.
The list includes former adviser to the American leader Stephen Bannon, political consultant to the Republican Party Paul Erickson, associated with Russian woman Maria Butina, as well as rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
The White House statement notes that “the charge against Erickson was based on a false conspiracy with Russia.”
The document says he was charged with a “financial crime” after “no grounds were found for charges of crimes related to ties with Russia.”
Erickson’s prison sentence is nearly double the Justice Department’s recommended maximum sentence, according to the White House.
The list of pardoned, however, does not include Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. The name of Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, does not appear there either.
Also, the outgoing US president abandoned the idea of pardoning himself or his family members.