Wealth-management executive David Bahnsen sent out a plea to President Donald Trump today to pardon Michael Milken, among the most effective figures in Wall Street history to go to jail.
Bahnsen, a handling director at Morgan Stanley prior to he began his own wealth-management group in 2015, informed Trump in a letter that Milken &#x 2019; s prosecution was an outcome of &#x 201C; a duration of class envy run amok. &#x 201D; Bahnsen, a Republican donor, stated in an e-mail he &#x 2019; s never ever fulfilled Milken.
A leader of the high-yield bond market in the 1980s, Milken was a sign of the age &#x 2019; s swagger when he ran that company for Drexel Burnham Lambert. He pleaded guilty to securities scams in 1990 and invested 22 months in jail.
Bahnsen, whose Bahnsen Group supervises more than $1 billion, informed Trump the pardon would indicate a stop to &#x 201C; headline-seeking, human-damaging business prosecutions, lacking due procedure. &#x 201D; The lender stated he sent out an earlier variation of the demand and modified it after Trump pardoned previous
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Milken, 71, is now a benefactor and name of a popular yearly conference, where Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin informed guests in May they must &#x 201C; thank me for your bank stocks doing much better. &#x 201D;