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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

President Donald Trump issued a pardon Tuesday to Michael Milken, the former junk bond king who was a face of the insider trading scandals of the 1980s.




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At Milken's sentencing, Judge Kimba Wood told him:

You were willing to commit only crimes that were unlikely to be detected. ... When a man of your power in the financial world ... repeatedly conspires to violate, and violates, securities and tax business in order to achieve more power and wealth for himself ... a significant prison term is required.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-02-18 09:38 PM | Reply

Combover Quisling loves him some white, white collar criminals. He must see them and think about his own history of crime and think "there but for the grace of Beelzebub go I." These were statement pardons and commutations, he doesn't believe in white collar crime prosecutions, the law should not apply to rich people and there should not be long sentences for those who break the public trust. He's warming up to pardon Stone, Flynn and Manafort probably immediately after the election win or lose.

#2 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-02-19 10:42 AM | Reply

Watch the video:

Howard Mortman @HowardMortman

"It was here at Wharton in the 1980s that the students nicknamed the investment banking club 'The Unindicted' and the Wharton Hall of Fame kept photos of Donald Trump and Michael Milken on display until one went bankrupt and the other was on his way to jail."
- Clinton 4/16/1992


#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-02-19 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

TRump must need to fill some cabinet position with people that act and think just like him. What a horrible shallow ------- this Orange fool.

#4 | Posted by tknees at 2020-02-19 11:52 AM | Reply

Was this a poke a Bloomberg, he made much of his wealth by using his terminals to spy on users, gathering inside information?

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-02-20 10:25 AM | Reply

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