Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Before he left office for the final time, former President Donald Trump gave a last-minute pardon on Wednesday to the former husband of a conservative commentator.
Pirro, 73, was convicted in 2000 on dozens of conspiracy and tax evasion charges after he improperly deducted more than $1 million in lavish personal expenses as tax write-offs for his business.
Trump pardoned dozens of other people in the final weeks of his presidency, including former advisers and aides Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and four private security guards who killed a number of Iraqi civilians in 2007.
NBC News reported Wednesday that one of the final pardons also went to a Pennsylvania man who never requested one from Trump.
The man, Gary Hendler, who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges in 1984, had actually asked former President Barack Obama for the pardon before he left office in 2017.