Snoop Dogg, who was signed to Harris record label in the 1990s, supposedly sought the assistance of Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and a selection of justice reform advocates to lobby Trump for the pardon.
” The president understands about it. Ive consulted with Ivanka [Trump] and Ive talked to Jared [Kushner], and Ive been informed that President Trump is conscious of the case and has actually been evaluating it,” criminal justice reform supporter Alice Johnson told the Daily Beast.
Yesterday also saw Trump confirming that he has pardoned Lil Wayne and commuted the jail sentence of Kodak Black.
Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harry-O Harris has actually gotten a pardon from Donald Trump after spending more than three years behind bars.
” He has finished courses towards organization and journalism degrees. Upon his release, Mr. Harris will have a meaningful place of employment and housing with the support of his family.”
Kodak, meanwhile, is currently serving a 46-month prison sentence on federal weapons charges. He was sentenced back in November 2019 after being condemned of falsifying info on background forms while trying to buy guns.
” The president understands about it.
Snoop is said to have stepped in after Harris legal group unsuccessfully required an early caring release due to the dangers of COVID-19 within prison.
Johnsons own life sentence for drug trafficking was previously pardoned by Trump in 2018, after her case was brought to his attention by Kim Kardashian.
Verifying the pardon, the Trump administration wrote on the White House site: “Mr. Harris has had an exemplary prison record for 3 years. He has and is a previous entrepreneur mentored and taught fellow detainees how to start and run companies.
Back in December, Wayne pled guilty to a federal guns charge connecting to a December 2019 incident, in which he was arrested for illegal possession of a pistol during a flight on his private jet from California to Florida. He had been set to appear in court on January 28, facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Harris is set for release from a California prison after spending 32 years behind bars for tried murder and cocaine trafficking.
According to the Daily Mail, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows personally encouraged Trump against signing the pardon, however the president was convinced by his family.Snoop Dogg, who rapped under Harris notorious record label in the 1990s alongside Dr Dre and Tupac Shakur, enlisted Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and justice reform campaigners to encourage Trump.
Weldon Angelos, another detainee pardoned by Trump, is said to have actually brought the case to the attention of Johnson after discussing it with Snoop.
Harris helped develop and finance Death Row Records together with Suge Knight in 1992.
Snoop Dogg speaking at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2020. Credit: 2020HHA/Getty Images via Getty Images
Throughout his time behind bars, Harris has actually reportedly reinvented himself as an activist and pushed for prison reform.