02/27/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Denied Pardon Requests From George Ryan, Edwin Edwards, Randall ``Duke'' Cunningham, Mario Biaggi and Michael Milken

President George W. Bush, on his last full day in office, formally struck down the petitions for clemency of some high-profile politicians and businessmen, including convicted former governors George Ryan and Edwin Edwards, lawmakers Randall ``Duke'' Cunningham and Mario Biaggi and ``junk bond'' financier Michael Milken, the Justice Department said today.

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