March 01, 2021

President Trump Pardons Vermillion Native

Jan 21, 2021 | ,

(KVHT) – Paul Erickson, Vermillion native who was convicted in investment schemes has been pardoned by President Donald Trump. Erickson was a former conservative operative who was once romantically linked to Russian agent Maria Butina. A White House statement released early Wednesday said that Erickson’s conviction “was based off the Russian collusion hoax,” even though Erickson was convicted in schemes that had nothing to do with Butina or Russia. Butina was deported in 2019 after serving time for failing to register as a foreign agent. Erickson was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2020 for defrauding investors in a proposal to develop land in the North Dakota Bakken oil field by persuading people to buy real estate and build single-family homes.

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