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Lil Wayne’s Official Pardon Letter, Signed by Trump, Published

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Lil Wayne’s Official Pardon Letter, Signed by Trump, Published

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The official pardon letter for rapper Lil Wayne has been released. It bears the signature of former President Donald Trump. The Jan. 19 letter states that Trump, still the president at the time, gave Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, a full and unconditional pardon. The letter was recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the case against Lil Wayne. According to court documents, Carter knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition despite being a convict. The rapper pled guilty to the charge in December 2020 and a sentencing hearing was set for March. The pardon means Lil Wayne won’t be sentenced. He was facing up to five years in prison. He was released on bond in mid-December. Trump pardoned 73 people just before leaving office and commuted the sentences of 70 others. A White House statement acknowledged Carter’s guilty plea but cited …

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