Several other recipients of Mr. Trump’s clemency grants have found themselves back in legal trouble.
A pardon wiped away the conviction of the Republican operative Jesse Benton related to an endorsement-buying scheme during the 2012 election. Mr. Benton was sentenced last year to one and a half years in prison for a campaign violation related to the 2016 election — facilitating an illegal contribution from a Russian businessman to help Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump commuted the 24-year prison sentence of a former used-car salesman named Eliyahu Weinstein who had been convicted of investment fraud, including a $200 million Ponzi-style scheme that preyed upon his tight-knit Orthodox Jewish community. Mr. Weinstein was charged last year in a new fraud case that allegedly cheated at least 150 people out of $35 million.
Mr. Trump’s political adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, was pardoned in January 2021 for charges related to fund-raising fraud. A year and a half later, he was convicted on two counts of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena calling him to testify to the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. He is appealing.
Other recipients of clemency from Mr. Trump who have found themselves back in legal trouble include Ken Kurson, a Trump ally who pleaded guilty in 2022 to charges related to cyberstalking his former wife, and the rapper Kodak Black, who has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.
Kenneth P. Vogel contributed reporting.