President Trump met with inner-city pastors at the White House, but not before he issued a number of pardons strongly suggested by political leaders.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham explained, “After a careful review of the files of each of these individuals, President Trump has concluded that each are entirely deserving of Executive Clemency. Through these full and unconditional pardons, the Federal rights of these men, including the right to vote and the right to bear arms, have been fully restored. Today, they are once again full and equal citizens under the law.”
Michael Tedesco was actually pardoned in 2017 by then-President Obama. But a because of a clerical error, his conviction did not fall within the grant of Executive Clemency. President Trump corrected Obama’s error by issuing a full and unconditional pardon. He will now be able to expand his car warranty business.
All those who were pardoned have seemed to make up for their past mistakes. For instance, John Richard Bubala pled guilty in 1990, but is now active in charity work, serves as a member of an honor detail for veteran funerals, and also volunteers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Roy Wayne McKeever now supports local law enforcement by being a member of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, as well as volunteering in his community.
In total, there were five people who were pardoned, Rodney Takumi, Michael Tedesco, Roy Wayne McKeever, Chalmer Lee Williams, and John Richard Bubala.
Ronen Nahmani also had his sentence commuted.
“Today, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Ronen Nahmani, an action strongly supported by many notable leaders from across the political spectrum, like Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Mark Meadows…Mr. Nahmani is a non-violent, first-time offender with no criminal history. He has five young children at home and his wife is suffering from terminal cancer. These extenuating circumstances underscore the urgency of his request for clemency,” said Grisham.