Convicted Democrat Would Like a Pardon From Trump

Convicted former Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is among those seeking clemency from President Donald Trump as he reportedly prepares to issue 100 pardons and sentence commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday.

Pugh, 70, is seeking to have her three-year fraud sentence commuted, according to a database of clemency appeals on the U.S. Department of Justice website. Her case’s status is listed as “pending.”

Her attorney, Steve Silverman, declined to comment Monday.

CNN reported that the White House held a meeting Sunday to finalize a list of pardons and commutations, which the outlet said was expected to include “a mix of criminal justice reform-minded pardons and more controversial ones secured or doled out to political allies.”

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