President Trump pardons Lil Wayne

It looks like Dewayne Michael Carter Jr, aka Lil Wayne, meeting with President Trump has paid off. In President Trump’s last full day in office, he worked to grant clemencies and pardons to a number of people and Carter was one of them.

Carter wrote on an October 29 tweet, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

In the White House press release, Carter’s pardon has the following descritpion: “President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as ‘Lil Wayne.’  Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago.  Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as ‘trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.’  Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.  Deion Sanders, who also wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr. Wayne “a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game changer.”

Nola, the New Orleans based newspaper writes, “In 2009, he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in New York and pled guilty to attempted weapon possession. The felony charge stemmed from a July 22, 2007 incident in which police in Manhattan pulled over his tour bus and allegedly observed him tossing aside a Louis Vuitton bag containing a .40-caliber handgun.”

After serving time in New York’s Riker’s Island and being released in November 2010, Carter became a felon and was barred from being in the possession of a gun. In December 2019, Carter was found on a plane with a weapon.

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Miles J. Edwards

Born with a little California Love, and raised with a little SouthernPlayalisticCadillacFunkyMusic.

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