Pardongate: The Sequel… It's Payback Time

Well, what do you know?… Who’d a thunk it?
Hillary Clinton was hoping we would all forget about the family, friends, associates, thieves, fraudsters, embezzlers, drug traffickers, and terrorists who were pardoned by her husband in the final hours of this presidency.

But, the gang of crooks are back and donating to Hillary’s campaign!
…You never know when you’re going to need a Clinton pardon.
It’s sorta like insurance for crooks.
ABC News reported:

Three recipients of controversial 11th-hour pardons issued by former President Bill Clinton in January 2001 have donated thousands of dollars to the presidential campaign of his wife, Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., according to campaign finance records examined by ABC News, in what some good government groups said created an appearance of impropriety.

One of the pardonees who has become a donor to Sen. Clinton is David Herdlinger, a former prosecutor in Springdale, Ark., who, according to press accounts at the time of his pardon pleaded guilty in 1986 to mail fraud after taking bribes to reduce or drop charges against defendants charged with drunken driving offenses.

Now a life and business coach in Georgia, Herdlinger was pardoned by President Clinton in January 2001; he donated $1,000 to Sen. Clinton’s presidential campaign in August.

Insurance agent Alfredo Regalado, who gave Hillary Clinton $2,000, was pardoned by her husband for failing to “report the transportation of currency in excess of $10,000 into the United States,” according to the Department of Justice.

Allegedly Mishandled Government Secrets
John Deutch is a different case, having served as President Clinton’s CIA director.

Pardoned by President Clinton for charges he had mishandled government secrets — but before the Department of Justice could file the proper paperwork against him. Deutch, now a professor at MIT, gave Sen. Clinton the maximum allowable donation, $2,300.

Neither Herdlinger nor Regalado nor Deutch could be reached for comment.

It’s not the first time something like this has happened.
The New York Times reported back in July:

Clinton pardoned 140 people in the final hours of his presidency, including Marc Rich, the fugitive broker who had been charged with evading tens of millions of dollars in taxes, and who was the former husband of a top donor to Democrats and Mrs. Clinton’s first Senate campaign.

Previously:
Surprise!… Lawsuit Ties Clintons to Shady Marketing Firm
Hillary Implicated In “Largest Election Law Fraud in History”
WANTED: Major Hillary Campaign Contributor & Swindler
WANTED: Another Hillary Donor- This One Is Sought By FBI!!
More Bum News For Hillary… Hsu Named in 1996 Communist China Donations Scandal
Democrats Hit By Hsu-nami… Hillary Donor Case Goes to Court!
Hsu-nami News: Norman Hsu Linked to China Missile Trader
Woops! Another Illegal Donor For Hillary Clinton- From Japan
Norman Hsu Skips Bail Hearing Today! New Warrant Issued!
MISSING HSU FOUND ON TRAIN! Dem Donor Busted… Update: FBI Report
Norman Hsu SHOCKED That He Was Being Picked On!
Chinese Gangster “Shrimp Boy” Chow Comes Clean on Hsu
HSU SOCKED IN SLAMMER!!
A Few Thursday Morning Hsu-Strings…
Round the Hsu-Horn: Hillary Campaign Blames Obama
Bill Clinton Cabinet Member Linked to Hsu Scandal?

UPDATE: The Anchoress is impressed with Bill Clinton’s foresight.

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