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President Obama Grants Commutations

Thursday, October 6, 2016 15:07
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to the following 102 individuals:

  • Benjy Neil Allums – Niceville, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $500 fine (June 28, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Anthony Anderson – Trenton, TN
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, and in excess of five kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine; Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 25, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Martavious Devonn Anderson – High Point, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 2, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

  • Norwood Wallace Barber, Jr. – Harrisonburg, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $2,500 fine (December 21, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of fine remitted.  

  • Shawn Leo Barth – Bismarck, ND
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition; District of North Dakota
    Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 22, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months' imprisonment.

  • Ronald Baskin – Madison, WI
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); Western District of Wisconsin
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (October 1, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Desmond Belle – Columbia, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 24, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

  • Michael Jay Bertram  – Dumont, IA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine containing more than 50 grams of pure methamphetamine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 23, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Randy Boler – Indiana, PA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Middle District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 327 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $2,500 fine (April 18, 2002); amended to 267 months' imprisonment (December 18, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Christopher Steven Bowen – Kalamazoo, MI
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Michigan
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $6,000 fine (May 26, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of fine remitted.

  • Gary Brown – Portland, ME
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; District of Maine
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 11, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Philander Butler – Memphis, TN
    Offense: Possession of 120 grams cocaine base with intent to distribute; Western District of Tennessee
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 13, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

  • Ivan Calhoun – Cleveland, TN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Eastern District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (March 1, 2004); amended to 238 months' imprisonment (August 1, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Alonzo Devon Campbell – Bay City, MI
    Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Michigan
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 13, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Angel Cardona – Wilmington, DE
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine; Northern District of Ohio
    Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 15, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Lemond Carmickel – St. Louis, MO
    Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 25, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.   

  • Arthur Clinkscale – Youngstown, OH
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Ohio
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 19, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Marc Collins – St. Louis, MO
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 4, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Aaron Keith Covington – Newport News, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (six counts); distribution of cocaine (six counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); money laundering; Eastern District of Virginia
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 6, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Eladio Cruz – Newark, NJ
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine); District of New Jersey
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 24, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Virgil Leon Darville – Boynton Beach, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least 500 grams of powder cocaine; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 20, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Ernest Mordeau Deas – Stone Mountain, GA
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 18, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Nicholas Jolise Deering – Des Moines, IA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 223 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 29, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.   

  • Delvin R. Dixon  – Rockford, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 10, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Martin Leroy Dwyer – Columbia, SC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack” cocaine), five kilograms or more of powder cocaine, and a quantity of marijuana; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 17, 2008); amended to 188 months' imprisonment (August 23, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 4, 2017.

  • Nathan Robert Engel – Willmar, MN
    Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 21, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Julio Figueroa – Philadelphia, PA
    Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawfully maintaining a place for the manufacture of controlled substances; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting (four counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania

                     2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting); Eastern District of Pennsylvania

      Sentence:  1. 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 19, 2008)

                        2. 6 months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (November 4, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.  

  • Anthony P. Flemming – Pittsburgh, PA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and/or distribution of five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine (two counts); Western District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 22, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Leroy Fondren, Jr.  – Kansas City, KS
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; District of Kansas
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 26, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Todd Fitzgerald Frazier – Largo, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, crack cocaine; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 10, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.

  • Leticia Garcia – Weslaco, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 18, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Lee Aaron George – Beaumont, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 14, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Alvin Green – Los Angeles, CA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; use of a communications facility to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting (two counts); money laundering, aiding and abetting; District of Colorado
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; three years' supervised release (April 7, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Roosevelt Hamlin – Chicago, IL
    Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 5, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 236 months' imprisonment.

  • Lancell Maurice Harris – Little Rock, AR
    Offense: Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (two counts); carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime (two counts); Eastern District of Arkansas
    Sentence: 421 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 1, 1993); amended to 397 months' imprisonment (July 1, 2008); amended to 363 months' imprisonment (November 3, 2011); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (November 25, 2014)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Lavelle Henderson – Topeka, KS
    Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; money laundering; District of Kansas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 22, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Lincoln Cardell Henderson – Kansas City, MO
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 31, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Marty Herndon – Jenkinsville, SC
    Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); District of South Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (April 13, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

  • Willi J. Hill – Indianapolis, IN
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 500 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (January 11, 1995)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Dontae Lamont Hunt – Atlanta, GA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (two counts); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of Oregon
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (September 23, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Arthur Jarrod Jackson – Dallas, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting; carrying or use of a firearm during a drug crime and aiding and abetting; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 19, 1994)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.  

  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. – Fort Worth, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; distribution of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: 320 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 3, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Rodrickus Antonio Jamison – Portsmouth, VA
    Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (July 31, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Cesar R. Jara – El Paso, TX
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana; Western District of Missouri
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 10, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • James Curtis Johnson – Fayetteville, NC
    Offense: Distribution of 55.4 grams of cocaine base; Eastern District of North Carolina
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 20, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  

  • Christian Jones – Fountain, CO
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base; District of Colorado
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 20, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Mark Louis Katzin, Sr. – Philadelphia, PA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 15, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 1, 2017.

  • Roger Law – Boise, ID
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a listed chemical with knowledge of its wrongful intended use; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; District of Idaho
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (November 8, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, and unpaid balance of fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Jefferson Levine – Hollywood, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 16, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 327 months' imprisonment.

  • Brandon J. Lewis – Houston, TX
    Offense: Drug trafficking conspiracy; use of telephone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 17, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months' imprisonment.

  • David Fitzgerald Lightner – Charlotte, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a quantity of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and aid and abet same; Western District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; $25,000 fine  (May 16, 1994)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2017, and unpaid balance of fine remitted.  

  • Gerald Lofton – Warren, OH
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Ohio
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 18, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.    

  • Maria Conchita Marino – West Point, NE
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 29, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Victor Matias, Jr.  – Baraboo, WI
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine (three counts); knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Wisconsin
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 29, 2001); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (March 16, 2015)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.  

  • Jerald McCullough – Altoona, PA
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 2, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

  • Lamont Alvin McElveen – Darlington, SC
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine; District of South Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 29, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Jimmy Phillip Medina – Ogden, UT
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Utah
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 27, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Joseph Mike – Charlotte, NC
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of North Carolina
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 1, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Ricky Gene Minor – Niceville, FL
    Offense: Attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 22, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.

  • Arlana Doris Moore – Grand Falls, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine list I chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 25, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Rodger Lee Moran – Des Moines, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 25, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Krishna Mote – Montross, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 280 grams of cocaine base (crack) and in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), aid and abet; Middle District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 15, 2013)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Robert Lee Nickens – Front Royal, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; seven years' supervised release; $500 fine (March 31, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 5, 2016.

  • Tesmone Darin Paschal – Maryville, TN
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; aided and abetted in the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Eastern District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 2, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

  • Randy Patterson – Dalton, GA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Eastern District of Tennessee
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 3, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Karl Eugene Peacock – Bossier City, LA
    Offense: Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; Western District of Louisiana
    Sentence: 241 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 13, 2005); amended to 240 months' imprisonment (November 1, 2014)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 217 months' imprisonment.

  • Raul Perez – Miami, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 27, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months' imprisonment.

  • Jerry Pirtle – Springfield, IL
    Offense: Distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 5, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Ronald Pirtle – Bronx, NY
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (incorrectly listed on the judgment as cocaine); District of Maryland
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 22, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Cornelius D. Porter – Mount Rainer, MD
    Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base; District of Maryland
    Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (December 9, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Derrick Drake Price – Midland, TX
    Offense: 1. Conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas

                     2. Violation of supervised release (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); Western District of Texas

       Sentence: 1. 188 months' imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 25, 2004)

                        2. 60 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (October 25, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • John Purcell – Philadelphia, PA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine, aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 16, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Jason Rakel – Shreveport, LA
    Offense: Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); Western District of Louisiana
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 22, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Ronald Lee Razz – West Palm Beach, FL
    Offense: Maintaining a drug-involved premises; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 14, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Andre Lefell Reese – San Angelo, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 1, 1998)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment.

  • Jose Ramon Rivas – Philadelphia, PA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 22, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Chris Robinson – Winchester, TN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; use of a communication device (two counts); Eastern District of Tennessee
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (April 5, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Kevin Dwayne Rodgers – Big Spring, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 23, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Eduardo Rodriguez-Velez – Mayaguez, PR
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of Puerto Rico
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 31, 2007)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Dameon Russell – Saginaw, MI
    Offense: 1. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base); Eastern District of Michigan

2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); Eastern District of Michigan

       Sentence: 1. 30 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (October 14, 2010) 

   2. 292 months' imprisonment (concurrent); (December 15, 2010);  amended to 210 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (January 24, 2013)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment.

  • Jose Elias Salinas – Houston, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and 100 grams or more but less than one kilogram of heroin; Eastern District of Texas
    Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 13, 2010)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Russell Charles Seidel – Mandan, ND
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance, aiding and abetting; District of North Dakota
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 120 months' supervised release (June 28, 2011)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment.

  • Eugene Durst Self – Odessa, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 29, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Frank Lavelle Sharpe – Pinetta, FL
    Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (four counts); Northern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 14, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Bart Ellis Shoupe – San Antonio, TX
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; Western District of Texas
    Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 20, 2003)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Kenny Siepker – Carroll, IA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine while on pretrial release; Northern District of Iowa
    Sentence: 372 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 11, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment.

  • Christopher Alan Simmons – Moline, IL
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Central District of Illinois
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 7, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.

  • Kamal Sims – Evansville, IN
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 18, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • James Harold Smith – Waynesboro, VA
    Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Western District of Virginia
    Sentence: 411 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 2, 2006)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Alan Jerome Spears – Cleveland, OH
    Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (crack); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Northern District of Ohio
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 15, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Lamarcus Walthugh Stilling – Seffner, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (March 6, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment.

  • Charles E. Stokes – Gifford, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Florida
    Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 3, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • James A. Stone – Detroit, MI
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; Eastern District of Kentucky
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (June 23, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.

  • Ausby Stowers – St. Paul, MN
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Minnesota
    Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 19, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Shane Alan Taylor – Colorado Springs, CO
    Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; District of Utah
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $3,039.03 restitution (April 26, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018 and unpaid balance of restitution obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Chip J.W. Teague – Sallisaw, OK
    Offense: Possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm moved in interstate commerce (three counts); possession of firearm during drug trafficking crime (two counts); possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); maintain place for manufacture of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Oklahoma
    Sentence: 495 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 25, 2000)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Lawrence Kemp Tennille – Detroit, MI
    Offense: Conspiracy with intent to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing detectable amount of cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance; Eastern District of Kentucky
    Sentence: Life imprisonment (September 12, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.

  • Wilfredo Vasquez – New Port Richey, FL
    Offense: 1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida

                     2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to import narcotics); Middle District of Florida

       Sentence: 1. Life imprisonment (February 19, 2002)

                        2. 27 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (March 7, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.

  • Manuel Viera – Miami, FL
    Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 21, 2009)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months' imprisonment.

  • Shannon Alexander Washington – Lexington, KY
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; carrying firearm and ammunition during and in relation to drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Kentucky
    Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 28, 2007); amended to 240 months' imprisonment (October 6, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

  • Henry Lee White – Orlando, FL
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida
    Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 21, 1998); amended to 340 months’ imprisonment (May 18, 1999)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

  • Charles M. Woolsey – West Baden Springs, IN
    Offense: Possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; prohibited person in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana
    Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 27, 2006); amended to life imprisonment (October 21, 2008)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment

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