The Hill reports:
President Trump in his final hour as commander in chief on Wednesday pardoned the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. Trump granted a full pardon to Albert J. Pirro, Jr., a White House spokesperson said after the president landed in Florida.
Albert Pirro, an attorney and lobbyist, was convicted in 2000 of conspiracy and tax evasion after prosecutors said he improperly deducted more than $1 million in his personal expenses as business write-offs to lower his tax bill.
The conviction came at the same time Jeanine Pirro was serving as the Westchester County district attorney and was considered a contender for the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate in New York.
From a famous 2006 New York Post report:
In a devastating blow to her campaign, Republican attorney-general candidate Jeanine Pirro admitted yesterday she is under federal investigation for discussing with former city Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik how to secretly record her bad-boy husband to see if he was cheating.
Bombshell transcripts of conversations between Pirro and Kerik reveal that an angry Pirro even offered to plant the bug herself on her husband’s boat, where she believed he was having sex with another woman.
“What am I supposed to do, Bernie? Watch him fuck her every night?” Pirro is quoted as saying on the transcripts, obtained by WNBC-TV. “What am I supposed to do? I can go on the boat, I’ll put the fucking thing on myself.”
And #Trump just issued his 144th Pardon in less than 12 hrs: Albert Pirro , ex husband of Jeanine Pirro
23 minutes remaining for Trump in office
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 20, 2021