November 19, 2004
5 of 6 Pardons are White Collar cases
Bush pardoned six people on Wed. and five of the six appear to have been convicted in white collar crime cases. The LATimes reports that individuals were pardened for crimes of "embezzling U.S. postal funds," "evading federal currency reporting requirements," "interstate transportation of fake securities," "making a false statement on a bank loan application," and "aiding and abetting the making of a false statement to a credit union."
Professor Doug Berman on his sentencing blog has a good bit more information on these pardons, including some comments by Margy Love, former pardon attorney with DOJ.