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Michael Milken was a financier and philanthropist that became the face of the 1980s insider trading scandals. His crime of insider trading is generally considered a tack on charge given to criminals that are otherwise very hard to nail down, after these laws were initially created they were used and abused. Trump cited Milken’s support of cancer research as the reason for the pardon. Trump also went on to state that Milken has paid the price and served the time he should have already.