Trump issues full pardons for five people -White House

Trump issues full pardons for five people -White House
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the "Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act" in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria   -  Copyright  CARLOS BARRIA(Reuters)
By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump issued full pardons on Monday for five people who served sentences on charges including drug trafficking, weapons sales and illegal gambling, the White House said in a statement.

It cited the men’s acceptance of responsibility for their crimes and the community service or charitable work each has performed since their release.

The individuals were John Richard Bubala, Roy Wayne McKeever, Rodney Takumi, Michael Tedesco, and Chalmer Lee Williams.

“After a careful review of the files of each of these individuals, President Trump has concluded that each are entirely deserving of Executive Clemency,” the statement said.

The full pardon restores the men’s right to vote and the right to bear arms.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; editing by David Alexander and Tom Brown)

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