As President Donald Trump’s end of term nears, he’s been making the most of his power to issue pardons and commutations, particularly to those closest to him.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted. The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak,” the “Flex Up” rapper tweeted.
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) January 4, 2021
In November 2019, Kodak was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May of that year.
The 23-year-old rapper admitted in August 2019 that on two separate occasions, he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop. He also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.
A commutation reduces a sentence, either totally or partially, and can also release an unpaid fine imposed at sentencing. It does not, however, erase a conviction or remove the ban on voting or running for office for those convicted of a federal crime.