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Trump pardons former Rep. Rick Renzi for fraud, extortion convictions


January 22, 2021

Marine One departs the White House on January 12, 2021. Photo by Tia Dufour / White House

WASHINGTON – In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress.

The pardons – including one for Scott Connor Crosby, a one-time bank robber who supporters say has turned his life around – were among 73 pardons and 70 sentence commutations Trump issued Wednesday morning.

Renzi's pardon was called for by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, and a slew of former House members who cited Renzi's family and his service to constituents while in office in urging clemency.


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