Federal Presidential Pardon

A Study of Noteworthy Presidential Pardons

Armand Hammer

In 1976 Hammer was convicted of illegally contributing $54,000 to Nixon’s campaign. He made the convictions under a false name.

Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo

Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo was a member of the Genovese crime family. He ran the loan sharking activities in New Jersey in the 1960s. He was purportedly hooked up with Frank Sinatra. He was sentenced to 12 years after being convicted of extortion and poisoning. DeCarlo was diagnosed with cancer while incarcerated. In December of 1972 […]

Jimmy Hoffa

In 1971, Hoffa was given a conditional commutation by Nixon.

W. Mark Felt and Edward S. Miller

Edward S. Miller, not as notorious as Felt, was the head of the division of the FBI that ran the illegal searches of the homes of people suspected to be part of radical groups in the United States. He referred to these searches as “black-bag jobs.” He ran the jobs associated with the Weather Underground illegal searches.

Ford's Pardon of Nixon

A question remains whether the pardon was a quid pro quo; i.e. that Nixon agreed to make Ford president if Ford agreed to pardon tricky dick.

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