Trump Pardoned Albert Pirro, Ex Husband Of Fox News’ Host Jeanine Pirro, Before Leaving Office
Former business associate of Donald Trump, Albert Pirro, who was found guilty of conspiracy and tax evasion in 2000, was given a presidential pardon Wednesday afternoon.
Pirro’s pardon came minutes before Trump’s presidency officially ended at noon Wednesday.
With less than an hour before his term ended, Pres. Trump granted one final pardon to Albert Pirro, a longtime New York businessman and the ex-husband of Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro, one of Trump’s staunchest cable news supporters. https://t.co/8cmLO4aajr
— ABC News (@ABC) January 21, 2021
Pirro, ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, served 11 months in prison after his conviction in 2000. Jeanine Pirro has consistently supported Trump during his presidency and widely believed to have influenced Trump’s decision.
Pirro’s is one of the 143 pardons and commuted sentences Trump issued on his last day as president. Pirro’s pardon is one of several being heavily criticized among other pardoned allies like Steve Bannon, who allegedly defrauded donors from a fund to support the wall along the Mexican border.