World War One: Belleau Wood, June 1918

On June 1, Château-Thierry finally fell. The Germans took Vaux and moved into the Belleau Wood. The French General commanding the sector placed the 9th U.S. Infantry between the Paris-Metz highway and the Marne, facing Vaux, and urgently called for another regiment. Major General (Omar) Bundy, commanding the 2nd (U.S.) Division, ordered Brigadier General James G. Harbord, USA, who had taken command of the Marine Brigade when the ill Doyen went home to die, to put in one of his regiment.

Thus did the 6th Marines move up to the left of the 9th Infantry, and deploy north from Le Thiolet on the Paris-Metz highway. Major Holcomb’s 2nd Battalion was on the Marine right, Major Maurice E. Shearer’s 2nd Battalion on the left to the north. The 5th Marines and the 23rd Infantry took positions in support. Bundy and Harbord agreed that the Marine Brigade would fight as a unit north of the highway and the 3rd Infantry Brigade to the south of it, “and on that spur of the moment decision came the alignment and the tremendous consequence, to the glory of the United States Marine, to the fortunes of the two brigades, and the to the future of the world.”

That evening, the Germans knocked a hole in the French line to the front and left of the Marines. The 23rd Infantry, Major Julius S. Turrill’s 1st Battalion of the 5th Marines, a part of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion and a company of Engineers rushed over in a forced march of 10 Kilometers to plug the wound before it became fatal. By dawn, they were in place; and Harbord put in Major Frederic M Wise’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines to strengthen the defense between Turrill on the left and Shearer on the right. Wise’s men were stretched over more than two miles of the line. (Later Turrill was pulled back in reserve and the 23rd Infantry filled in) Now, from the 9thInfantry south of the highway, through the Marines, to the 23rd Infantry, this section of the line-12 miles long- was American.

By the night of June 2nd, the German held a line from Vaux to the Bouresches to Belleau Wood and occupied Belleau Wood. The Americans faced them across rolling farm land from Triangle Farm to Lucy to Hill 142. The Marines job was, simply stated “Hold the line at all hazards.” Harbord countermanded a French order to dig trenches several hundred years to the rear; he said “The Marines will hold where they stand.” With bayonets and mess kits, the men dug shallow foxholes, in which a rifleman could lie prone and do his job. There would be no falling back the Germans were not to pass.

The Germans ordered an advance on Marigny and Lucy and through the wood. Further south, other German Divisions were ordered to cross the Marne.

That afternoon of June 3rd, the German infantry, in extended lines, bayonets fixed, attacked the Marine positions through the wheat fields. Marines were hit; LT. Lemuel C. Shepherd, JR. took a bullet to the neck. They waited, watched the Germans come on in waves-and then, when they were only 100 yards away, the Marines opened with a deadly rifle fire. They mowed the enemy down and finally forced the survivors to stop and break through the grain fields for the tress behind them. That charge was the peak of the German drive; the Marines had held.

Wise later wrote “If ever was a miracle in the war that was it. With a wide front, much of it open, to pick and choose, the German attack had smashed squarely into the center of the lone two and a half miles we held. Had the same force hit either of our flanks, they could have crumpled us and cleaned us up.

I was in no position to exploit our success. The only thing in the world we could do was stick in our foxholes and hold that line. Out in front of us were Germans in unknown force. Both our flanks remained unprotected. God alone knew how far back of us any support might be. But the Germans never attacked us again.”

The German offensive was finished for the moment, unable to pierce the defense and extended to its utmost in men and supplies. German casualties were enormous. Paris was now out of reach. The German commanders gave the order to dig in on a defensive line including Torcy, Belleau Wood, Le Thiolet and the Hill 204 just west of Château-Thierry.

But the French were exhausted; all that night they made their way back through the American lines. One French major ordered Captain Lloyd Williams, commanding Wise’s right-hand company, to withdrawal his men. As legend has it, Williams retorted:”Retreat, hell. We just got here.” (Wise later claimed he had said the famous words.)

By 8A.M. on June 4, Major General Bundy took command of that piece of the Western Front. Now, the 23rd Infantry held the line from the Paris-Metz road north to Triangle Farm; then Holcomb’s battalion to Lucy, and Berry’s to hill 142. Artillery, communications and supply were moving up.

The next two days were a standoff; the Germans continued to make local assaults, and were thrown back by the Marines’ expert fire. Between the two forces fell a rain of rifle and machine-gun fire and shrapnel. The Marines recognized the bravery of the worn out German troops advancing in close formation to certain death. And shot them down.

The 167th French Division arrived to help out, and Bundy could consolidate. His 3rd Brigade was now on the south; the Marine Brigade to the north. They touched at the Triangle Farm. Each of Bundy’s four infantry and Marine regiments held some 2,000 yards of line, with two battalions up front and one in reserve. Catlin later wrote: “ We now stood facing the dark, sullen mystery of Belleau Wood, Berry on the west and Holcomb on the south.” It was time for the Americans to attack.

Again, the Germans coiled to strike out; but at 3:45 A. M on June 6, the Americans and the French jumped off first. The Plan: on the 2nd (U.S.) Division’s left the 167th French Division was to attack, while the Marines took Hill 142 to eliminate flanking fire against the 167th. Then in the climatic second phase at 5 P.M., the 2nd Division was to size the ridge overlooking the towns of Torcy and Belleau and occupy Belleau Wood and the town of Bouresches at the southeast corner beyond the wood.

But the battle would not go that way.

The Marines had made an important mistake. When the French had pulled back on June 4, they had told the Marines that Belleau Wood was empty of Germans; and the Marines had failed to send out scouting patrols to check for themselves. The French were wrong. The Germans were there- a regiment of German infantry with an  interlocking network of machine-gun nests and covered by artillery-the hard-nosed tip of their push to paris.

Before dawn, the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (Turrill) was supposed to hit hill 142 with the 8th and 23rd Machine Gun companies and D Company of the 2nd Engineers. The 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (Berry) would move up on Turrill’s right. But most of Turrill’s command was still scattered on previous assignments. By H-Hour, only Captain Orlando C Crowthers’s 67th company and Captain George W. Hamilton’s 49th Company were on the mark. In the fark, they went over the top in four waves, with bayonets fixed, advanced in ranks into the wheat fields. After 50 yards, the machine guns destroyed them. Hamilton forced his men to their feet and to rush into a small woods. There, they found the entrenched Germans with steel. Crowther and 1st Sargent Daniel A “Beau” Hunter were both killed almost immediately. Hamilton urged his men through the woods and into another wheat field, where they again  came under heavy fire until they could reach the next little woods. Hamiltons men over ran their objective by 600 yards. Three Marines actually got into Torcy, where the Germans were concentrated. One of the three, wounded, was sent back for reinforcements. The two others found a hole and continued to fight from it. Two Germans attacked them. All four men died in that hole.

Hamilton had lost all five junior officers, and the 67th Company had only one of its five officers still alive. Hamilton tried to reorganize the two Marine companies; he established strong points and set up a defensive line. Suddenly, the Germans counterattacked, hurling grenades at the few Marines.

Gunnery Sargent Ernest A. Janson of the 49th Company spotted 12 Germans with automatic rifles crawling toward the Marines. He yelled a warning and killed the first two Germans with his bayonet. The others fled. For his swift stroke that saved his company, the thirty-nine-year-old sergeant from New York City ( who served under the name of Charles Hoffman) was the first Marine in World War I to win the Medal of Honor.

The rest of Turrills units began showing up and went into action. Captain Ll Williams’ 51st Company of Wise’s battalion was thrown in on Turrill’s left. But both Turrill’s flanks hung unprotected, and his men were exhausting their ammunition. His battalion lost nine officers and most of his 325 men and by afternoon won hill 241.

At 5 P.M., with a good three hours of daylight left, the second part of the American offensive began. Berry’s and Sibley’s Battalions went over the top and into a hail of German bullets. They moved forward and entered Belleau Wood.

As June 7th began, the battlefield was littered with the dead and wounded. The marine Brigade held a line more or less from Triangle Farm to Bouresches (the Germans still held the railroad station there) through the bottom of Belleau Wood and then north toward Hill 142.

The shelling and firing went on all day. After midnight, the Germans attacked and were stoped cold. At 4 A.M. on June 8th, Sibleys Battalion attacked and by ten o’clock had been halted with heavy losses. The German defense was too strong.

The battle was deadlocked. And that night south of Belleau Wood, the 1st battalion, 6th Marines, now led by Major John A. “Johnny the hard” Hughes, moved up to replace Sibley’s weary battalion. Sibley had lost 400 men, killed wounded and missing. Second LT. Timmerman’s platoon for example had 19 men left. Every officer of the 82nd Company was out of action.

Major Shearer, for the wounded Berry, took over the 3rd battalion, 5th Marines and replaced Holcomb’s men on the right and in Boursches.

Though out June 9th, an enormous, thundering American and French barrage devasted Belleau Wood. The attractive hunting preserve became a jungle of shattered trees filled with the smell of death. The Germans counter-fired, shelling Lucy and Bouresches and the ground between, and reorganized their defense inside the wood.

At 4:30 A.M. on June 10th, Hughes battalion and some of Major Edward B Cole’s 6th Machine Gun Battalion attacked Belleau Wood. At first the attack went easily; but by 7 A.M., the 75th Company had been stopped by enemy machine guns, and Major Cole was mortally wounded, Brigadier General Harbord had seriously underestimated the German strength in the wood.

Next Harbord ordered Wise’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines to attack the middle of the wood from the west, while Hughes advanced from the south. Wise’s units were understrength and tired from days and nights of fighting and shelling. The thirty-nine year old New Yorker- a veteran of China, the Philippines and the Caribbean- had lost 25 percent of his men. Wise later insisted Habord had ordered him to attack the northern edge of the wood.

Before dawn on June 11th, Wise’s battalion moved through the freshly plowed wheat fields and into thick protective morning mist. As they advanced on Belleau Wood, the men began to fall to heavy fire. The lead companies were shot to pieces. Lloyd Williams was wounded early and died that night. In the wood, it was small unit, close range warfare in the underbrush, with isolated platoons against the terror of the interlocking machine gun fire. Wise wrote later “ Nothing in all our training had foreseen fighting like this. If there was any strategy in it, it was the strategy of Red Indians. The only thing that drove those Marines through those woods in the face of such resistance as they met was their individual, elemental guts, plus the hardening of the training through which they had gone.”

There were no landmarks in the wood; and , unfortunately, these determined Marines were off target. Rather than heading northeast as expected, they moved directly across the wood’s narrow waist. Wise’s left-hand companies (Captain Charles Dunbeck’s 43rd and Captain Lester Wass’s 18th) ended up where his right should have been.

At 7 A.M., Brigadier General Harbord announced: “the northern end of the Bois de Belleau Wood belongs to the 5th Marines.” He was wrong. The Marines had not reached the northern part of the wood. Wise’s company commanders were further south than they thought they were-a massive and costly error.

Where they did hit, the Marines smashed the German defenders momentarily and destroyed their southern defense line. On German private, whose company had 30 men left out of 120, wrote in a letter, “We have Americans [Marines] opposite us who are terribly reckless fellows.” The Germans began calling them a name in which the Marines took pride: Teufelhunde– Devil Dogs.

North of Wise, the Germans established a new defensive line in the wood and poured in reinforcements. They were in the front of Wise and on his left flank. And half of Wise’s battalion was wiped out. That night, engineers and Marine replacements came up and went directly into the line.

Pershing’s headquarters had already announced to the world that the Americans had taken Belleau Wood. SO on June12th, the local commanders needed to make good the news. That afternoon, still believing there would be light resistance, Harbord ordered Wise to make another attack at 5 P.M. This time, the assault was led by the 55th Company of LT. E.D. Cooke USA; Dunbecks’s 43rd; and Wass’s 18th. Again Hughes’ battalion was to hit from the south, as Wise attacked from the west.

Because of the misinformation about the Marines’ location, the artillery barrage struck 1,000 yards too far in advance. Leaving the German defenders, nearest the Marines unharmed. The Germans met the attack with every thing they had, including mustard gas. The remaining Marines charged forward yelling. It was brutal no-quarter-given combat with rifle, pistol, bayonet. Private Aloysius Leitner, though mortally wounded, continued fighting and helped capture six Germans operating a machine-gun. He won the Army Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross posthumously.

Now the Marines pushed the Germans northward among the rocks and ravines of Belleau Wood. On the right, they pushed the Germans out of the wood; but other elements were still fighting inside. The entire Marine line was bombarded by high-explosive and mustard-gas shells. In the wood, young Captain Edward C. Fuller, the commander of the 75th Company and son of the future Commandant, was mortally wounded. At 3 A.M. on June 13th, the Germans struck at the wood’s eastern side and at Bouresches, where Shearer’s sharpshooting battalion stopped them cold.

Early that morning, Turrill’s 1st Battalion, 5th Marines was sent in but found that Wise was not where he saw suppose to be; the western part of the wood was unexpectedly full of Germans.

Holcomb was ordered to relieve Wise’s chewed-up battalion. But before he could move in, the Germans opened up a vicious mustard gas attack. Holcomb’s battalion suffered 160 gas casualties: Hughes’ and Wise’s battalions were also gassed. The 74th, 96th and 78th companies had to be evacuated because of the gas that choked men to death. Gunnery Sargent Fred W. Stockham of Detroit and the 96th company gave his gas mask to a wounded Marine whose mask had been shot away. Stockham was overcome by the poison gas and died several days later. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

Finally, on the morning of the 15th, the 17th Company of Captain Roswell Winans, the young Hossier who had won the Medal of Honor as an enlisted man in the Dominican Republic, gained a foothold on the western side of the wood. Later that day and into the night, the Marine Brigade was relieved by the 7th Infantry, and the French. The front remained under Colonel Nevill’s command, with LT. Colonel Feland in charge of Belleau Wood.

The bearded exhausted Marines went to the rear; the Germans in their official reports called them vigorous, self-confident and remarkable marksmen. Two thousand eight hundred replacements filled the holes in their ranks.

In two weeks of battles the Marine Brigade had taken more than 50 percent casualties. Holcomb lost 21 officers and 836 men, Sibley lost 14 officers and 400 men, Turrill, lost 16 officers and 544 men, Wise , lost 19 officers and 615 men.

The 7th Infantry, untried in battle, was unable to budge the Germans from the wood. Shearer’s 3rd Battalion 5th Marines was brought back to clean out the German resistance, which Harbord continued to underestimate, Shearer attacked at 7 P.M. on June 23rd, quickly took 130 causalities and bogged down before the German machine-guns. It was a badly mangled operation.

Now, the Marine Brigade took over the front again. Shearer’s battalion was in the middle of the wood; Ralph S. Keyser, relieving Wise(who had been severely criticized by Harbord nd had blown up angrily at the General) was on his left, and Sibley’s battalion extended the line into Bouresches on the right. Holcomb, Turrill, and Hughes were in reserve.

At 5 P.M. on June 25th, following a massive all-day barrage-all too long delayed- Shearer’s battalion began to move through the wood. The artillery had knocked out the enemy machine-gun nest. The Marines took heavy casualties, but the Germans were running out of reinforcements and began pulling back to the Belleau-Torcy road north of the wood. One Marine runner Private Henry P. Lenert, stumbled into a German position was asked by its Captain in English whether there were more troops behind Shearer. The quick thinking private assured him that the 6th Marines were ready to pass through and attack at dawn. The captain conferred with his officers and then told the young Marine to lead the 82 Germans back to brigade headquarters as his prisoners.

At 7 A.M. on June 26th, Captain Robert Yowell’s 16th Company of Shearers’ battalion reached the north edge of Belleau Wood; and the battalion commander sent Harbord the message: “Woods now U.S. Marine Corps entirely.”

Shearer’s men had suffered 250 casualties, killed 150 Germans and taken some 300 prisoners and captured 30 machine guns. That night they were relieved by Holcomb’s battalion. The fighting and dying were not finished, but Belleau Wood was taken.

LOSSES: Marine Brigade: 126 Offices; 5,057 enlisted men (Killed or Wounded, Missing)

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: The U.S. Marine Corps Story
BY: J Robert Moskin
CONTRIBUTOR: Cade Pommeraan

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Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 6 October 2016

101 Clemency Grants

Benjy Neil Allums
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 28, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Anthony Anderson
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
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; July 25, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Martavious Devonn Anderson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; July 2, 2009
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Norwood Wallace Barber, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; December 21, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of fine remitted.

Shawn Leo Barth
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/Date:
District of North Dakota; March 22, 2004
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months’ imprisonment.

Ronald Baskin
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine)
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; October 1, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Desmond Belle
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; September 24, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Michael Jay Bertram
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; February 23, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Randy Boler
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Pennsylvania; December 18, 2002
Sentence:
327 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine (April 18, 2002); amended to 267 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Christopher Steven Bowen
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Michigan; May 26, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $6,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of fine remitted.

Gary Brown
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Maine; October 11, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Philander Butler
Offense:
Possession of 120 grams cocaine base with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; September 13, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Ivan Calhoun
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; August 1, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (March 1, 2004); amended to 238 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Alonzo Devon Campbell
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; February 13, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Angel Cardona
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; December 15, 2003
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Lemond Carmickel
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; February 25, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Arthur Clinkscale
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; November 19, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Marc Collins
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; March 4, 2008
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Aaron Keith Covington
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 6, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Eladio Cruz
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine)
District/Date:
District of New Jersey; June 24, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Virgil Leon Darville
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least 500 grams of powder cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; February 20, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Ernest Mordeau Deas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; January 18, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Nicholas Jolise Deering
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; June 29, 2010
Sentence:
223 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Delvin R. Dixon
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; February 10, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Martin Leroy Dwyer
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/Date:
District of South Carolina; August 23, 2010
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 17, 2008); amended to 188 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 4, 2017.

Nathan Robert Engel
Offense:
Distribution of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; August 21, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Julio Figueroa
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);

2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine; distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting);
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Pennsylvania; June 19, 2008

2. Eastern District of Pennsylvania; November 4, 2008
Sentence:
1. 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 6 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Anthony P. Flemming
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)
District/Date:
Western District of Pennsylvania; March 22, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Leroy Fondren, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of Kansas; March 26, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Todd Fitzgerald Frazier
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, crack cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 10, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Leticia Garcia
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; July 18, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Lee Aaron George
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; April 14, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Alvin Green
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/Date:
District of Colorado; April 7, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Roosevelt Hamlin
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; May 5, 2010
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 236 months’ imprisonment.

Lancell Maurice Harris
Offense:
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (two counts); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Arkansas; November 25, 2014
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
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Lavelle Henderson
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise; money laundering
District/Date:
District of Kansas; November 22, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Lincoln Cardell Henderson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; August 31, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Marty Herndon
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; April 13, 2004
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Willi J. Hill
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; January 11, 1995
Sentence:
500 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Dontae Lamont Hunt
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/Date:
District of Oregon; September 23, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Arthur Jarrod Jackson
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; May 19, 1994
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Jesse Jackson, Jr.
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; December 3, 1996
Sentence:
320 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Rodrickus Antonio Jamison
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; July 31, 2006
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Cesar R. Jara
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; February 10, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

James Curtis Johnson
Offense:
Distribution of 55.4 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; March 20, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Christian Jones
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Colorado; February 20, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark Louis Katzin, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; May 15, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 1, 2017.

Roger Law
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/Date:
District of Idaho; November 8, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of 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
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; July 16, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 327 months’ imprisonment.

Brandon J. Lewis
Offense:
Drug trafficking conspiracy; use of telephone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; February 17, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.

David Fitzgerald Lightner
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
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; May 16, 1994
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2017, and unpaid balance of fine remitted.

Gerald Lofton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; June 18, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Maria Conchita Marino
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; February 29, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Victor Matias, Jr.
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
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; March 16, 2015
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 29, 2001); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Jerald McCullough
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Pennsylvania; July 2, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Lamont Alvin McElveen
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; March 29, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Jimmy Phillip Medina
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Utah; April 27, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Joseph Mike
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; October 1, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Ricky Gene Minor
Offense:
Attempt to manufacture methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; August 22, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Arlana Doris Moore
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine list I chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; August 25, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Rodger Lee Moran
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; June 25, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Krishna Mote
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
District/Date:
Middle District of Pennsylvania; May 15, 2013
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Robert Lee Nickens
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; March 31, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; seven years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 5, 2016.

Tesmone Darin Paschal
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; April 2, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Randy Patterson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; November 3, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Karl Eugene Peacock
Offense:
Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; November 1, 2014
Sentence:
241 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 13, 2005); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 217 months’ imprisonment.

Raul Perez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; September 27, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment.

Jerry Pirtle
Offense:
Distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; May 5, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Ronald Pirtle
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (incorrectly listed on the judgment as cocaine)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 22, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Cornelius D. Porter
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/Date:
District of Maryland; December 9, 2002
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Derrick Drake Price
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base;

2. Violation of supervised release (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base)
District/Date:
1.Western District of Texas; October 25, 2004

2. Western District of Texas; October 25, 2004
Sentence:
1. 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release

2. 60 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

John Purcell
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine; manufacturing methamphetamine, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; May 16, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Jason Rakel
Offense:
Conspiracy to violate 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; February 22, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ronald Lee Razz
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
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; April 14, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Andre Lefell Reese
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; May 1, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Jose Ramon Rivas
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; June 22, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Chris Robinson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; use of a communication device (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; April 5, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Kevin Dwayne Rodgers
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; October 23, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Eduardo Rodriguez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Puerto Rico; October 31, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Dameon Russell
Offense:
1. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base);

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)
District/Date:
1.Eastern District of Michigan October 14, 2010

2. Eastern District of Michigan; January 24, 2013
Sentence:
1. 30 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release

2. 292 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); (December 15, 2010); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment.

Jose Elias Salinas
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; October 13, 2010
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Russell Charles Seidel
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; June 28, 2011
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 120 months’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Eugene Durst Self
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; October 29, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Frank Lavelle Sharpe
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (four counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; January 14, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Bart Ellis Shoupe
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; June 20, 2003
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Kenny Siepker
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
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; October 11, 2002
Sentence:
372 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Christopher Alan Simmons
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; August 7, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Kamal Sims
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; December 18, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

James Harold Smith
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; November 2, 2006
Sentence:
411 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Alan Jerome Spears
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (crack); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; January 15, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Lamarcus Walthugh Stilling
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 6, 2009
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment.

Charles E. Stokes
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; June 3, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

James A. Stone
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; June 23, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Ausby Stowers
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Minnesota; April 19, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Shane Alan Taylor
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Utah; April 26, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,039.03 restitution
Terms of 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
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Oklahoma; May 25, 2000
Sentence:
495 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lawrence Kemp Tennille
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
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; September 12, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Wilfredo Vasquez
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;

2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to import narcotics)
District/Date:
1. Middle District of Florida; February 19, 2002

2. Middle District of Florida; March 7, 2002
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment

2. 27 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Manuel Viera
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; August 21, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.

Shannon Alexander Washington
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; carrying firearm and ammunition during and in relation to drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; October 6, 2008
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 28, 2007); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Henry Lee White
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; May 18, 1999
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 21, 1998); amended to 340 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Charles M. Woolsey
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
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; October 21, 2008
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 27, 2006); amended to life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Presidential Commutation of Sentences: Obama 30 August 2016

112 Clemency Grants

Malik Abuhamid Ibm Wakil Abdunafi
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine, at least 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, at least five grams of cocaine base (crack), heroin, and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Pennsylvania; August 31, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $100,000 forfeiture
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $100,000 forfeiture remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Quentin C. Adams
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii), 846, & 851; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii), & 851; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C) & 851;
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; June 15, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sly Stalone Aikens
Offense:
Knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing the firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; April 29, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (September 28, 2006)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Alexander
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; October 23, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alfonso Allen
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 851; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; possession of a short barreled shotgun in furtherance of a felony drug offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of an unregistered short barreled shotgun, 26 U.S.C. § 5861(d)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; August 25, 2009
Sentence:
Life plus 120 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Brian Allen Altman
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; February 23, 2007
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Maurice D. Ball
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(b), & 851
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; June 22, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John Franklin Banks
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; January 14, 2000 (on remand)
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $250 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Mancer L. Barrington, III
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with intent to distribute cocaine , 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(c), and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 7, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tyrie Bell
Offense:
Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; January 19, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $500 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Owen Bilbrey, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A); attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B); possessin with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B); distribution of methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B); possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(2)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; April 25, 1996
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tremayne Kendrick Blackwell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; February 18, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (November 3, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Corey Lyndell Blount
Offense:
Use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the controlled substance act, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; October 27, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Ronald Lee Blount, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841; use of a communication facility in facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substance Act, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; July 9, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Lee Borders
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b); conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; May 6, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Brad Bradley Bradford
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; November 6, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles Lee Brandon
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; December 22, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Walter Breland
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; February 12, 2003
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eugene Kenneth Brinson
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride & heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; September 8, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Roosevelt Brockington
Offense:
Distribution in excess of five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; February 15, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Lewis Bynum
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of a communications device to facilitate narcotics trafficking (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 19, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Juan Benito Calbo-Gomez
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack) and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846;

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute marijuana)
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Texas; October 17, 2006;

2. Eastern District of Texas; February 15, 2007
Sentence:
1. 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014);

2. 18 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joseph J. Campbell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A), 846 & 851; unlawful use of communication facility to facilitate drug trafficking activity, 21 U.S.C. §§ 843(b) & 851
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 14, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eugene Carlton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(iii), 846, & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; May 1, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Shannon Cave
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; December 13, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Fred Charles, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(ii)(II); use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924©(1)(A)(i)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; April 4, 2002
Sentence:
248 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Duane Clasen
Offense:
1. Distribution of approximately 6.85 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), after having previously been convicted of one or more felony drug offenses, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C) & 851;

2. Supervised release violation (distribution of amphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851)
District/Date:
1. Northern District of Iowa; July 25, 2003;

2. Northern District of Iowa; October 29, 1999
Sentence:
1. 200 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $6,142.75 restitution;

2. 36 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 15, 2017, and unpaid balance of $6,142.75 restitution remitted, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Clarence Douglas Coakley
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; December 9, 1996
Sentence:
Life plus 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Merlin Coleman
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of the distribution of a controlled substance (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; January 9, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Barry Renfold Cooley
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of Nebraska; December 29, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrolling in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Travis Dwaine Corley
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; July 23, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Warren Dean Cornett
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and in excess of 50 grams cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; March 27, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bobby Richard Cotton, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; May 3, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jessee Dane Cox
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; May 26, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Aubrey Jermaine Cummings
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and at least five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; August 8, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eddie James Davis
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; November 28, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Henry Deleon
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or a substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A); aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute approximately 2.22 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; December 15, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months

James Dillehay
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; September 10, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

William R. Downs
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 2, 2001
Sentence:
260 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jarrett Dunn
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess more than 50 grams cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); conspiracy to distribute and possess more than five kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(a)(A); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; May 19, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Anthony Eberhart
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)C); possession of a firearm during drug trafficking, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; February 21, 2005
Sentence:
468 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 420 months’ imprisonment (November 28, 2012)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Darryl Dewayne Edwards
Offense:
Attempt to manufacture 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1); possession of a firearm by a felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; November 19, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Darryl Ellis
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; November 26, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mark Foster
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A); carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 12, 2002
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Craig William Frazier
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 851 & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Montana; December 14, 2006
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ricardo Gallardo
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, five kilograms or more of cocaine and one kilogram or more of heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of 2,006 grams of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute 6.02 kilograms of cocaine and 996.9 grams of heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B); engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, 18 U.S.C. § 1957(a)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; December 16, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jason Gardner
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 27, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ricky Lamont Garrett
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of “crack” cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 28, 2007
Sentence:
224 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Orfil Javier Garza
Offense:
Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
District of Utah; January 13, 2010
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Antonio Jevon Gayden
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute, and/or aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute five grams or more but less than 50 grams of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), 851 & 18 U.S.C. § 2; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; April 16, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mark Francis Glidden
Offense:
Manufacture and attempt to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) after a prior conviction for a felony drug offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), 846, & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; October 22, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollement in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Quincy Allen Goins
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; March 14, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

David Gonzalez
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846; aiding and abetting the distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; January 26, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 31, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Elliott Gray
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; August 24, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Randolph S. Gustave
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§1956(h) & (a)(1)(A)(i)
District/Date:
Western District of Pennsylvania; June 21, 2001
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire no sooner than May 1, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ali Reno Harden
Offense:
Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm having an obliterated serial number, 18 U.S.C. § 922(k); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); possession of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 844 & 851
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; February 19, 2009
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight year’s supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronnie Lorenzo Hardy
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), (b)(1)(A), & 846; principal to possess ion with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) &(b)(1)(A)(iii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2; unlawful possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g); possession of a firearm during a felony drug offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 19, 2000
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles Harrison
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Mississippi; October 25, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jason Thomas Haslip
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDA or Ecstasy), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(C) & 846; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 87 capsules and 1,419 tablets of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDA or Ecsasy), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(1)(1), (b)(1)(C) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 27 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(1)(1), (b)(1)(C) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Minnesota; February 17, 2004
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Monroe Herring
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; March 26, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Emmanuel Herron
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 56.63 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 846; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; February 22, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marvin K. Holloway
Offense:
Unlawful possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
District of Columbia; November 21, 2000
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cory Lamonte Huddleston
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; March 20, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kevin Huff
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; September 26, 2001
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 275 months’ imprisonment (November 3, 2008)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Jasso, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; June 27, 1997
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Isaac Simmons Johnson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; May 27, 2004
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Samuel Latrell Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; October 17, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Theodore Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; May 19, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Walter Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 30, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tony Lamont Jones, aka Tony Rome
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 29, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release ; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (August 28, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Howard Jones
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; aided and abetted possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; June 5, 1997
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (November 2, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dirk Ladson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 12, 1995
Sentence:
328 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mark Lanzilotti
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; manufacture of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; April 4, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (August 7, 2006)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Freeman Lattimore
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; March 30, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gary L. Lynch
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; April 30, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,200 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Emmanuel Obi Maduka
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846; conspiracy to import heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 963
District/Date:
Southern District of New York; April 11, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Larry Martin
Offense:
Drug conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; August 12, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Rudy Martinez
Offense:
Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848(a); drug distribution (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 860; use of a communication facility in commission of a crime (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises, 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; April 23, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Victor Eugene Mason
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; September 11, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Rodney R. McCain
Offense:
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; September 14, 2006
Sentence:
200 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Russell McCoy, aka Kenneth L. Ragland
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A) & 851(a)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; September 24, 2007
Sentence:
216 months’ imprisonment; seven years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the seven-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

London Archie McRae
Offense:
Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; May 29, 2007
Sentence:
280 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Danielle Bernard Metz
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); laundering of monetary instruments, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; December 15, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Hal Q. Mincy
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; June 15, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joseph Newton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of a communication facility, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b) & (c)
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; February 19, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Clinton Patterson, Jr.
Offense:
Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; February 12, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Raenna Mae Paxton
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; July 10, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Leon Perry
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; December 10, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, $2,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018 and unpaid balance of the $2,500 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael D. Points
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; December 5, 2006
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Albert Randolph
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base , 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; July 1, 2008
Sentence:
160 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gregory Augusta Ransom, II
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) & (C)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; February 6, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Darryl Lamar Reed
Offense:
Manufacture and possession with intent to distribute crack and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of California; January 29, 1990
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $50,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tommy Rice
Offense:
Aiding and abetting in the commission of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 18 U.S.C. § 2 and 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; January 6, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Daxtrell D. Robinson
Offense:
Possession of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; May 25, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Uriah Alfred Rose
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; June 7, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Calvin Dwayne Sangster
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; November 30, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Martez Lamont Sherrod
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base and more than 500 grams of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; October 12, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

George E. Smith
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute less than five grams of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 860(a); possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 860(a)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; December 8, 2005
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; 12 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 12-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lue Gene Swarn
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of a drug felony, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; April 4, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John Western Thomas
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Western District of Michigan; February 22, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Timothy L. Tyler
Offense:
Possession with intent to deliver LSD, 21 U.S.C. § 846; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute LSD, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 19, 1994
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect all conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Norman Eugene Van Zee
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
District of South Dakota; October 20, 2003
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gracie Walker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; July 27, 2007
Sentence:
290 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Waller
Offense:
1. Supervised release violation (possession of an unregistered firearm and distribution of cocaine, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5841 & 5861(d) and 21 U.S.C. § 841(A)(1));

2. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Missouri; July 17, 2007;

2. Eastern District of Missouri; November 2, 2007
Sentence:
1. 36 months’ imprisonment;

2. 188 months’ imprisonment (partially concurrent); four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Patrick Willard, aka Patrick Duane Wheeler
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846 & 851
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; January 8, 2007
Sentence:
327 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher White
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution and possession of narcotics with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; July 30, 1999
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1 fine; amended to 289 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2014)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Daniel Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), 846, & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of New York; May 2, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jonathan Carnell Williams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base or crack, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; May 6, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Levi Wilson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine base and to use a place where cocaine base is manufactured, distributed and used, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), 856(a)(1), (b) & 851
District/Date:
District of Wyoming; November 3, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard Van Winrow
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a narcotic drug controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Central District of California; December 6, 1989
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Raul S. Zavala
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 851; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of a felony, 21 U.S.C. §§ 843(b)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Washington; April 18, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Hypocrisy of the Press and Media on classified documents

Since the President of the United States has decided to declassify the contents of a FISA warrant the press has all but called the act “criminal”. Claiming it endangers the security of the nation with in its context if released.  I find this strange, as I have witness more blatant security risks by their release of classified secrets in the printed press. 1971 the New York Time released the ‘Pentagon Papers’ by Daniel Ellsberg, these were CLASSIFIED documents dealing with secret information concerning the conduct of the Vietnam War. Wasn’t any condemnation of this act, even though it breached national security. As a matter of fact it was touted by them as the public’s right to know, and presented as an act of patriotism. Then again more recently with Edward Snowden (National Security Agency, 4 laptops with terra bits of CLASSIFIED information) and Chelsea Manning (United States Army, more than 750, 000 CLASSIFIED documents), both hailed as heroes of the people. But which people? Not my hero’s, traitors I call them. Sworn to up hold the laws of the nation to which they betrayed. Yet the press applauded and even awarded them. Academia even bestowed laurels on Snowden, even international awards. Of course most of it came from foreign nations, and why not, it only denuded the United States of their security, not theirs. (P.S. ever notice how all the Russian hacking started after Snowden landed in Russia?)Manning even received a Presidential Commutation of Sentence (January 2017)from Barack Obama, amazing.

But the press or the media did not scream outrage at any of those above, yet praised them in their acts of courage to confront their own government in a dishonorable act. Yet the President which has the authority under the Constitution to make public what information to which he believes is a benefit for the people to know, is ridiculed, berated and slandered. America are you truly that naïve? 

Thank you for taking the time to read this

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

The Nolan Act & John Kerry

Since it has come to light than former Secretary of State John Kerry has been meeting with the government of Iran, which seems to be in response to the cancelation of the Iran nuclear agreement that he negotiated during the Obama administration. Some in the Congress have raised the question as to whether he is in violation of the “Nolan Act”. I now present the statute as it is written.

United States Code Title 18; Part 1-Crimes; Chapter 45

 §953. Private correspondence with foreign governments
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 .)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §5 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §5, 35 Stat. 1088 ; Apr. 22, 1932, ch. 126, 47 Stat. 132 ).
The reference to any citizen or resident within the jurisdiction of the United States not duly authorized “who counsels, advises or assists in such correspondence with such intent” was omitted as unnecessary in view of definition of principal in section 2.
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Minor changes of arrangement and in phraseology were made.
Amendments
1994-Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000” in first par.

§954. False statements influencing foreign government
Whoever, in relation to any dispute or controversy between a foreign government and the United States, willfully and knowingly makes any untrue statement, either orally or in writing, under oath before any person authorized and empowered to administer oaths, which the affiant has knowledge or reason to believe will, or may be used to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government, or of any officer or agent of any foreign government, to the injury of the United States, or with a view or intent to influence any measure of or action by the United States or any department or agency thereof, to the injury of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744 ; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, §330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147 .)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on section 231 of title 22, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Foreign Relations and Intercourse (June 15, 1917, ch. 30, title VIII, §1, 40 Stat. 226 ; Mar. 28, 1940, ch. 72, §6, 54 Stat. 80 ).
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Words “department or agency” were added to eliminate any possible ambiguity as to scope of section. (See definitive section 6 of this title.)
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
Amendments
1994-Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: (HoR) Office of the Law Revision Council: United States Code
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 3 August 2016

216 Clemency Grants

Timothy Adams
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; August 2, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Asher Adkins
Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution of methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); use of a firearm during drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) & 2; distribution of more than 100 grams of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Northern District of Indiana; January 3, 2000
Sentence: 624 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jamonte L. Allison
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of “crack cocaine,” 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), & 846
District/Date: Southern District of Illinois; September 6, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joe Alvarado, aka Jose Raymond Alvarado
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm and ammunition by convicted a felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date: District of Utah; October 13, 2004
Sentence: Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Tyrell L. Anthony
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); willfully failing to appear, 18 U.S.C. § 3146(a)(1)
District/Date: District of South Carolina; July 28, 2004
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Reinaldo A. Arocho
Offense: Drug conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; maintaining a drug house, 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(1); distribution of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); carrying a firearm during drug trafficking, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1); attempting to corruptly persuade a witness, 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(1)
District/Date: Northern District of Indiana; January 19, 2000
Sentence: 387 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (January 18, 2011)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Carlos Arras, Jr., aka Jose Carlos Arras
Offense: [1.] Conspiracy to import, 21 U.S.C. § 963; conspiracy to wit: possession with intent to distribute 100 kilograms and more of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; [2.] Supervised release violation (Importation of a quantity of marijuana), 21 U.S.C. §§ 952(a) & 960(a)(1)
District/Date: [1.] District of New Mexico; November 4, 2002 [2.] Western District of Texas; November 4, 2002
Sentence: [1.] 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release [2.]10 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sidney J. Ball
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 12.04 kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 851
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; January 30, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Lloyd Battles, aka Lloyd Richardson
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; December 6, 2002
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Bell
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; February 12, 2008
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Pauline K. Blake, aka Patricia A. Christensen
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A); establishment of a manufacture operation, 21 U.S.C. § 856; possession of a listed chemical (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(1)
District/Date: District of Utah; January 7, 2002
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 restitution; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (January 27, 2004)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Deborah Lucille Blue
Offense: [1.] Distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); [2.] Supervised release violation (distribution of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C))
District/Date: [1.] Eastern District of Tennessee; February 23, 2007 [2.] Eastern District of Tennessee; February 23, 2007
Sentence: [1.] 292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; amended to 234 months’ imprisonment (May 16, 2014); [2.]3 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marston Edward Blue
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; felon in possession of firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possess with intent to distribute heroin, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Maryland; November 25, 2002 (on remand)
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lucius Boswell
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of Georgia; September 5, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joshua Boyer
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)(ii); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A) & (c)(1)(B)(i); possession of a firearm not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) & 5871
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; November 27, 2001
Sentence: 288 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Debra R. Brown
Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base to a person under 21, 21 U.S.C. § 859
District/Date: Middle District of Tennessee; November 18, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eddie Lee Brown
Offense: Distribution of cocaine hydrochloride (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Georgia; June 12, 2000
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Patrick A. Brown
Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm, aiding and abetting (two counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) & 2; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Maryland; August 8, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Timothy Aaron Brown
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Central District of Illinois; April 3, 2009
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on (120 days), leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Luis Buenrostro
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of California; January 8, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Barry Charles Butler
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; March 30, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles Bynum
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)(viii) & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; May 27, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Annette Maria Canania
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(c)(2); possession of pseudoephedrine knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(c)(2)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; December 22, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; amended to 210 months’ imprisonment (April 27, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Manuel Candelario
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Schedule II (crack cocaine) controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute Schedule II (crack cocaine) controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; April 21, 1994
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (May 17, 1999)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ralph Casas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 9,445 kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of Puerto Rico; April 19, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Willie Chester
Offense:
Possession of a firearm by felon, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a); false statement in acquisition of firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(a)(6) & 924(a)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 26, 1992
Sentence:
264 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Donyelle Childs
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; January 12, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Kenneth Choice
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to deliver narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; September 24, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 9, 2004); amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (February 1, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Osvaldo Cisneros-Gutierrez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; October 13, 2006
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mark Anthony Clark
Offense:
Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(viii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute amphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm by a felon/fugitive from justice and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922 (g)(1), (g)(2), & 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; September 1, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Antonio Cobb
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; February 28, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jimmie Clyde Collins
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B); possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; using a drug involved premises and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 856 & 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; February 11, 2005
Sentence:
370 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dewayne L. Comer
Offense:
Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848; conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of New York; December 8, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jason Andrew Comer
Offense:
Aid and abet in the possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; October 23, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Delaria Antwan Conway
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; December 17, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eugene Ross Cousins
Offense:
Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); drug user in possession of firearm (two counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(3) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; August 8, 2007
Sentence:
406 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release ; amended to 397 months’ imprisonment (April 4, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lavon A. Crockett
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Kansas; December 6, 2005
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Darnell Crookshank
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture phencyclidine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; manufacture with intent to distribute phencyclidine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute phencyclidine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Central District of California; June 17, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dawan Croskery
Offense:
Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848(a); money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i)
District/Date:
Western District of New York; December 16, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Andrew Crumbly
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base, crack cocaine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(c) & 851
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 14, 2006
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Morris Dabbs
Offense:
Conspiracy: distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; February 29, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 291 months’ imprisonment (August 2, 2011); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (October 6, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ricky Darden
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; April 16, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lenwood Davies
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; November 15, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard Lawrence Davis
Offense:
        [1.] Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1);

   [2.] Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
[1.] Eastern District of Missouri; June 15, 2004

[2.] Eastern District of Missouri; March 4, 2005
Sentence:
[1.] 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; Eastern District of Missouri

[2.] 93 months’ imprisonment; amended to 75 months’ imprisonment (November 18, 2011)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Terry Davis, aka Terre Devon Davis
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
Western District of Arkansas; September 8, 2000
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher M. Dees
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 1, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Del Valle
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; September 7, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Maynard Dennis
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
District/Date:
Northern District of New York; September 7, 2005
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bobbie Jo Diers
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 846; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; April 12, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James J. Dino
Offense:
1. Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a))
District/Date:
1. District of Guam; October 19, 2006

2. District of Guam; October 19, 2006
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 60 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 193 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Scottie Ladon Dixon
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846;

2. Violation of supervised release (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846)
District/Date:
1. Southern District of Alabama; May 18, 2010

2. Southern District of Alabama; May 18, 2010
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 33 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 221 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Thomas Duncan
Offense:
Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) & (b)(1)(c); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(2) & 924(a)(2); possession of five grams or more of cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(b)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; September 23, 2002
Sentence:
352 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vincent Duval
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; October 28, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

William Ennis
Offense:
Conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, to wit: cocaine more than five kilograms, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 & 846; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, to wit: cocaine more than five kilograms, 21 U.S.C. § 841 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; using a communication device to facilitate the commission of a felony, 21 U.S.C. § 843
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; July 17, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Evans
Offense:
Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; use and carry firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) & 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; August 20, 1993
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 30 years’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Evans
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and a mixture containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute heroin (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; July 30, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release ; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (March 16, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Evans
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B);

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841)
District/Date:
1. District of Maine; August 13, 2003

2. District of Maine; August 13, 2003
Sentence:
1. 270 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release

2. 12 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Oliver Fambro
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; April 5, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release, $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

J. B. Farris, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) & 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; January 26, 1993
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Corey Ferguson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(B)(ii); distribution of cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; May 5, 2008
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 202 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alejandro Flores
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(ii) & 851; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(ii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; traveling in interstate commerce to facilitate a criminal activity, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1952(a)(3) & 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; November 10, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Raul Camargo Flores
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(viii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; February 7, 2003
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Felix Monroe Fort
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(b)(1)(B); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; November 18, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Raymond Fox
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 851; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) & 851
District/Date:
Southern District of New York; August 2, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles Franklin
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; July 7, 2000
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cleveland R. Franklin, Jr., aka Cleveland McKnight
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; November 17, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael L. Franklin
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(a), & 851
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; January 3, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Toddrick Onterio Franklin
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A)(iii),& (b)(1)(C); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm in and affecting interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 21, 2003
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 120 months’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 120 month term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

William Anthony Freeman
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; December 14, 1990
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Thomas R. Fuller
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 846; aiding and abetting to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(l); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; August 7, 2003
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

John Nicholas Gargano
Offense:
[1.] Conspiracy to distribute methylenedioxymethamphetamine and ketamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 812, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 846; distributing and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 812, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; distributing and possessing with intent to distribute ecstasy, 21 U.S.C. §§ 812, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2;

[2.] Conspiracy to commit identification fraud and credit card fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1029(b)(2)18 U.S.C. § 2; unauthorized use of access devices, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1029(a)(5) & 2;

[3.] Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
1. Southern District of New York; November 30, 2004

2. Southern District of New York; November 30, 2004

3. District of New Jersey; September 8, 2010
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 10 years’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release; $212,379.38 restitution

3. 100 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Enrique Garza
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; attempt to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 17, 1996
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jesse James Gentry
Offense:
Possession of more than 50 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; February 3, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bernard Gibson, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled drug substances: heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of Maryland; April 15, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Steve P. Gillespie
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; August 16, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Glass
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) & 924
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; March 14, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Fred M. Glover
Offense:
Unlawful distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); unlawful distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 860(a); unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
District of Columbia; October 17, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Will A. Goines, Jr.
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (“crack”) (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; June 14, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Goldsby, aka Michael Stone
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 5.88 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; November 19, 1997
Sentence:
383 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; 360 months’ imprisonment (August 31, 2000)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ramon Gonzalez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 4506.65 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute 4506.65 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; January 20, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; Life term supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the life term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Edgar Gonzalez-Valentin
Offense:
Conspiracy to import cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 952, 600 & 963 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; importation of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 952; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of firearm in relation to drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
District of Puerto Rico; July 10, 1992
Sentence:
595 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release ; amended to 511 months’ imprisonment (August 19, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Green
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; December 23, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Randy P. Green
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; November 7, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Samuel Grooms, aka Denny Grooms
Offense:
Conspiracy with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 851; attempted possession with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; May 23, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Steve C. Hall
Offense:
[1.] Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846 & 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1);

[2.] Supervised release violation (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1))
District/Date:
[1.] Middle District of Louisiana; April 22, 2005

[2.] Middle District of Louisiana; February 16, 1996
Sentence:
[1.] 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

[2.] 45 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Stephen Ramont Hardridge
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more a mixture containing a detectable amount of cocaine and 50 grams or more of a mixture containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Oklahoma; November 25, 2002 (on remand)
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine ; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (June 10, 2008)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Steven R. Hardy
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), & b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 14, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Donella Marie Harriel
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; March 17, 2004
Sentence:
264 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment and 10-year term of supervised release commuted to a term of four years of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all conditions of the supervised release term and all other components of the sentence.

Benjamin Harris
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846 & 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute MDMA, cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base,21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Middle District of Louisiana; February 23, 2007
Sentence:
226 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher J. Heath
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture more tha+J359n 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; February 24, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Wilson Henderson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (incorrectly listed on the judgment as cocaine), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; August 20, 1992
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John A. Hill
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841; felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; July 16, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Robert Hill
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; September 20, 2004
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marcell Hogans
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; August 21, 2008
Sentence:
168 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Bronson Hughes
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; September 3, 2003
Sentence:
334 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 272 months’ imprisonment (September 2, 2008); amended to 218 months’ imprisonment (March 4, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Deangelo Hunt
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; February 1, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Courtney D. Hurt
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; July 25, 2008
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alfonzo Ingram
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; June 16, 2004
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Anthonial Irick
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(ii); possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; May 18, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Albert Jackson
Offense:
[1.] Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; [2.] Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(ii)
District/Date:
1. Central District of Illinois; August 19, 1991

2. Central District of Illinois; November 7, 1994
Sentence:
1. 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 480 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dickey Joe Jackson, aka Dicky Joe Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(e)(2); possession of an unregistered firearm (two counts), 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) & 5871
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; May 17, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Elmer Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A); distribution of cocaine base (four counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; December 19, 2002;
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eugene Ernst Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution and possession with narcotics, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841 (a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; July 19, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tommy Merrel Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas ; May 17, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Tyrand James
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), & 851; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; March 16, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bernard Jennings
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; November 12, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Douglas George Jensen
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
District of Montana; February 24, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Anthony Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; as principle or aider and abettor, possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; January 17, 1996
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Frederico Johnson
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), & 851
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; July 23, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Matthew Troy Johnson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; November 12, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Walter Lee Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochlorida, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)(B)(ii) & 846; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)(A)(iii) & 846
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; September 14, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Arnold Ray Jones *(condition declined, commutation not effectuated)
Offense:
Distribution of less than 50 grams of cocaine base and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; November 22, 2002
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jeffrey Lynn Jones
Offense:
Manufacturing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(viii) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(viii) & 846
District/Date:
District of Oregon; November 3, 1999
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vernon Jones
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (mixture), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of cocaine base (mixture) (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; June 9, 2008
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Albert J. Josey, Jr.
Offense:
Possession of 50 grams or more of cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; October 3, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Keldren Joshua
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Central District of California; August 21, 2006
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release ; amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (November 10, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cory Baker Kamerud
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 859
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; May 7, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charceil Kellam
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; August 24, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 160 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Lee Kelley
Offense:
Felon in possession of firearm after former conviction (two counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2); possession of stolen firearm, 21 U.S.C. §§ 922(j) & 924(a)(2); attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & (b)(1)(B)(viii); possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possession of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 844; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Oklahoma; April 27, 2004
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Milton Kemp
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; April 19, 2000
Sentence:
280 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joseph Willie Kennedy
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 14, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Delinege King
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; November 27, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Vince Cordell King
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); using or carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; May 21, 1996
Sentence:
Life plus five years’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kent Edward Kiser
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 846; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; March 10, 2006
Sentence:
270 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

James LaRon Knight
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; November 23, 2004
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Tyrone Lamb
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; March 3, 2008
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charlie Lawuary
Offense:
Possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; July 27, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Josephine Ledezma
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), 21 U.S.C. § 846; being aided and abetted by others, did unlawfully, knowingly, and intentionally possess and cause to be possessed, with intent to distribute, a Schedule II controlled substance (cocaine), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; October 30, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

James Allen Ledford
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(viii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; January 16, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eric L. Lemon
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 6, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gregory Allen Liningham
Offense:
Possession of more than 50 grams of “crack” cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841 (a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; December 1, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Antonio Lopez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; October 26, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jeffrey Lundin
Offense:
Conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States, 21 U.S.C. § 963; conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine while aboard a United States vessel, 46 U.S.C. § 1903(a)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; September 15, 1998
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Edwin M. Mack
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, “crack cocaine”, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), & 846; distribution of a quantity of cocaine base, “crack cocaine” (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, “crack cocaine”, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2); possession of an unregistered firearm (incorrectly listed on the judgment as possession of a fireamr by a convicted felon), 25 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) & 5871
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 1, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alonzo Mackins, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; October 8, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (August 14, 2006); amended to life imprisonment (September 2, 2008)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alberto Maisonet
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); illegal use of a communication facility (four counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; February 23, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sheldon Paul Mangiapane
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 851
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; September 13, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tommy M. Martinez
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); distribution of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; April 7, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $4,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert L. Matthews
Offense:
1. Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B);

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1))
District/Date:
1. Northern District of Mississippi; June 13, 1997

2. Western District of Tennessee; September 30, 1998
Sentence:
1. 280 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release

2. 15 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

James A. McGee
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; April 4, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Artis Sangria McGraw
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); use of fiream during and in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm with obliterated serial numbers, 18 U.S.C. § 922(k)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; September 30, 2002
Sentence:
270 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Reba L. McIntyre
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 26, 2000
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Torey A. McKay
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); possession with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with intent to distribute and distribute a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 29, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Rudolph McKinnon, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; October 26, 2005
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John Anthony Mickens
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924©
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; June 25, 2007
Sentence:
211 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 181 months’ imprisonment (October 21, 2008); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (October 14, 2011)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Dean Millard
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of communication facility to distribute methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; October 10, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Titus Jerrard Mobley
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 23, 2005
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Tyrone Montgomery
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; June 27, 2008
Sentence:
288 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 209 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Perry Moon
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), & 851; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; February 10, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, and unpaid balance of $2,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Martin Brandon Moore
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base and more than 5 kilograms of a mixture and substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846; principal to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), (b)(1)(A)(iii), (b)(1)(C) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; May 30, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael L. Moore
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; June 5, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (October 27, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Amir Morgan
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine (mixture), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), 846 & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; December 19, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 1, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lucille Mae Morse
Offense:
Distribution/possession with intent to distribute heroin/methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)(C); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (six counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
District of Montana; November 29, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Luciano Murga
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(vii), & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; January 25, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $800 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Earl Nettles
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; January 22, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Linton C. Nichols
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Nothern District of Ohio; January 15, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Lee Nickles, aka Robert Mays
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; August 27, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Hilario Nieto, III
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B);

2. Distribution of a controlled substance, heroin, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(c)
District/Date:
1. Western District of Texas; February 5, 2004

2. Western District of Texas; August 9, 2006
Sentence:
1. 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release

2. 188 months’ imprisonment (60 months’ consecutive to above offense, the remainder concurrent); three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Francisco Olivera
Offense:
1. Use of a communication facility in the commission of a drug offense, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); 2. Conspiracy to manufacture and to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 846 & 841(a)(1); attempted manufacture of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 & 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a listed chemical knowing that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(2) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of California; March 16, 1998

2. Eastern District of California; November 3, 2000
Sentence:
1. 49 months’ imprisonment; 12 months’ supervised release

2. 324 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 36 months’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 288 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenyatta O’Neil, aka Kenyatta Dialos O’Neal
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 30, 2006
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Candido Ortiz-Martinez
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(ii) & 846; possession of firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; December 12, 1991
Sentence:
592 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 535 months’ imprisonment (March 30, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lonnie Dwayne Payne
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); interstate transportation of a firearm by a felon , 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; September 25, 2003
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release ; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (April 21, 2005)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jeremy Payton
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; January 8, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Erenio C. Perez, aka Pedro M. Gonzalez
Offense:
Conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting the manufacture in excess of one kilogram of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii), 846, & 851 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession and aiding and abetting the possession of ephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(d)(1), (2), & 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession and aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(viii), & 851 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
District of Colorado; April 19, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sharon Price
Offense:
Conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; June 6, 2006
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $20,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016 and unpaid balance of the $20,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Thomas Jefferson Price, III
Offense:
Conspiracy: possess with intent to distribute and distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; May 24, 1999
Sentence:
330 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jack Dewhan Randolph
Offense:
Possession of a firearm during and relation to a drug traffic crime and aiding and abetting the same (two counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1) & 2
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; November 29, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Evans Ray, Jr.
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) & 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; May 7, 2007
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release ; amended to life imprisonment (May 15, 2007)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Keith Ray
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; April 17, 2003
Sentence:
263 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard D. Reid, aka Abdul H. Shabazz, aka Hakeem A. Shabazz
Offense:
Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition (five counts), 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1); possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possession of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 844; possession of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 844
District/Date:
District of Delaware; September 4, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ricardo Renteria
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(ii);

2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
1. Western District of Texas; August 22, 2007

2. Eastern District of Texas; October 8, 2008
Sentence:
1. 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine; amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (August 24, 2015)

2. 135 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 108 months’ imprisonment (November 13, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard L. Reser
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of firearm while trafficking in drugs (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1); possession of a firearm by a felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); distribution of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of Kansas; December 20, 1989
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Samuel Reyes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute detectable amount of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; November 24, 2003
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Broderick Richardson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; September 27, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

William C. Robertson, Sr., aka William C. Robertson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), & 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; November 8, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derwlyn Rosborough
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(ii)(II), & 851
District/Date:
District of Wyoming; December 5, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Thomas R. Ross
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); conspiracy to distribute pseudoephedrine with knowledge or reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(d)(2); distribution of pseudoephedrine with knowledge or reasonable cause to believe it would be used to manufacture a controlled substance and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(2)and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of California; April 26, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Rowser
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); felon in possession of firearms, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; August 19, 2004
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alphonso P. Rubalcava
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(vii)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; July 19, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release ; amended to 327 months’ imprisonment (June 22, 2007)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Breon Montez Sanders
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; August 17, 2005
Sentence:
295 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Sandmeyer
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture) after having previously been convicted of a felony drug offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) & 851; felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(c)(2)
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; January 22, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kelvin Jerome Shears, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; April 23, 2007
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Andrew Simmons, III
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; September 14, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Martin Ruiz Singh
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(b)(1)(A); distribution of methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; July 12, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth H. Smith
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); convicted felon in possession of firearms 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2); false written statement to licensed firearm dealer, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(a)(6) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Middle District of Tennessee; January 29, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Junior Smith
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, aid and abet (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; June 14, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Noriel K. Snider
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 8, 2005
Sentence:
196 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Martin Souza
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; December 15, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Stanton
Offense:
Possession of firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) & 924(e); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(B)(iii)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; July 25, 2006
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sandy Steen
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; December 3, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Cedric DeWayne Stephens, aka Cedric Dwayne Stephens
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(vii); conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; July 15, 2011
Sentence:
120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine; $2,000,000 forfeiture
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, and obligation and payment of $2,000,000 forfeiture remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Terry Storeby
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)(viii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; January 29, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Minnie Pearl Thomas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; July 20, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vincent Thomas
Offense:
Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; March 26, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Anthony Timmons, aka Derick Timmons
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; September 1, 2005
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John L. Tolliver
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; June 23, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $250 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, and 10-year term of supervised release commuted to five years’ supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all conditions of the supervised release term and all other components of the sentence.

Terrence Upshaw
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841; distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date:
Northern District of New York; December 29, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Wade
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; April 5, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jimmy L. Walden, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; May 19, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Rodney Edward Wall
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected area, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; July 7, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Clarence Ward
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; December 20, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard Douglas Warrick
Offense:
Drug conspiracy: controlled substance, sell, distribute or dispense mixture cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; controlled substance, sell, distribute or dispense mixture cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; January 10, 1996
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jamel Washington, aka Jamal Washington
Offense:
Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, 21 U.S. C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S. C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; December 1, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Dennis Merrimon Waters
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1), &d 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; October 1, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dennis L. Webb
Offense:
Unlawful distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (incorrectly listed on the judgement as cocaine), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); unlawful possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
District of Columbia; August 13, 1999
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Billy Whitehead
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; aiding and abetting the distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); aiding and abetting the distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Arkansas; April 21, 2000
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Patricia Widener
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; November 13, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,950 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $10,950 restitution obligation remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ralph K. Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of Maryland; February 25, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $6 million forfeiture
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and obligation and payment of $6,000,000 forfeiture remitted, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Byron Willis
Offense:
Distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; March 7, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Damion M. Wilson
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; March 19, 2008
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Dejuan Wise
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 844(a)
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; July 13, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Karen Denise Witherspoon
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; September 10, 2007
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (November 19, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ervin Darnell Worthy
Offense: [1.]Felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, 18 U.S.C. § 922(k); [2.] Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: [1.] Northern District of Ohio; February 7, 1996 [2.] Northern District of Ohio; February 7, 1996
Sentence: [1.]Life imprisonment [2.] Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

James Wright
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Maryland; May 4, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 3 June 2016

43 Grants Again almost all of these are drug related, it seems Obama’s anti-war on drugs was working. With the media screaming about the opioid addictions and deaths as out of control, I wonder where they were when this was taking place.
Eric E. Alvarez
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841; conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(h), (a)(1)(A)(i), & (a)(1)(B)(i)
District/Date: Eastern District of North Carolina; April 18, 2000
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dale Baldwin
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; June 28, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Delaine F. Berg
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; May 26, 1998
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Philip Blackwood, aka Phillip George Blackwood
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date: Eastern District of New York; November 21, 2008
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Wilhemina Bryan
Offense: Conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 963; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; May 21, 2001
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charrell Franklin Burrage
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date: Southern District of Iowa; November 29, 2004
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Shawn Collier
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Texas; May 10, 2002
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Richard Eugene Dains
Offense: Did conspire to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; did knowingly and unlawfully possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm and prior thereto the defendant had been convicted in a court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); did knowingly use and carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime for which the defendant may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, namely, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date: Eastern District of Texas; October 16, 1992
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Douglas Ray Dunkins, Jr.
Offense: Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Texas; January 20, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Gregory Farah
Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana into the United States, 21 U.S.C. § 963; importation of marijuana into the United States, 21 U.S.C. § 952; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida ; April 30, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joe Mack Flowers
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c) & 2; convicted felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) & 924(e)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; July 1, 1991
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ronald Glinton
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; April 2, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gregory E. Graham
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date: District of Wyoming; November 1, 2005
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Teresa Mechell Griffin
Offense: Conspiracy to possess cocaine powder and/or cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); unlawful travel in interstate commerce with the intent to promote, manage, establish, carry on, or facilitate the promotion, management, establishment, and carrying on of unlawful activity, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1952(a)(3) & 2 ; distribution of one kilogram of cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Oklahoma; May 6, 1994 (on remand)
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Larry Roscoe Gunnell, Jr.
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; July 8, 1999
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marvin Hampton
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to, and possession of a firearm in furtherance, of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date: District of South Carolina; November 28, 2006
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cedric Jarreau Hawkins
Offense: Distribution of 5.4 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected location after two or more prior felony drug convictions, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(B), 851 & 860
District/Date: Northern District of Iowa; February 1, 2008
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cleon Jermaine Hawkins
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date: Middle District of Louisiana; June 5, 2008
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bennit Hayes
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), (B)(1)(B)(iii), & 846; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(B)(1)(B)(ii)
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; February 6, 2003
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release: $800 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Patrick Henderson
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western District of Wisconsin; April 13, 1998
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (March 16, 2015)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tony Jones
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; May 16, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Everette Bryant Law
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute or to distribute crack cocaine, to distribute crack cocaine with intent of carrying on unlawful activity, distribute cocaine with intent of concealing proceeds of unlawful activity, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 853(a)(1)(2); distribute crack cocaine, aid and abet (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); false financial transactions to conceal proceeds of drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) & 2
District/Date: Western District of Virginia; March 25, 1994
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gary Allen Lott
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 846; maintaining a residence to manufacture methamphetamine (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(1); possession of chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(1); use of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Oklahoma; April 5, 2000
Sentence: Life plus five years’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kareem Martin
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Michigan; January 18, 2007
Sentence: 276 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Nolan McSwain
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Central District of California; December 6, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Sherman Ray Meirovitz
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 846; conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A) & 846
District/Date: District of Minnesota; January 5, 1990
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Darran Lamar Moore
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; March 22, 2005
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Pettway
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(ii), (b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; August 31, 2004
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Patrick Kit Plumlee
Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. §§ 848(a) & (c) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (eight counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) & (b) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; use of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1) & 2; renting, leasing, and making premises available for storing and distributing cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 856(a)(2) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; money laundering and conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 & 2; money laundering and conspiracy (five counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(1)(B)(i) & 2; money laundering and conspiracy (four counts), 18 U.S.C. §§ 1957 & 2
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; July 18, 1994
Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 420 months’ imprisonment (January 6, 2016)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Shawn Antonio Pressley
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); carry a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; January 23, 1998
Sentence: 322 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Anthony Walter Puig
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(B)(iii); possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(B)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; December 18, 2002
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Emlera Quince
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Tennessee; June 30, 1997
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jesus Ruiz, aka Jesse Ruiz
Offense: [1.] Conspiracy to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B);
[2.] Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S. C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); conspiracy to export marijuana, 21 U.S. C. §§ 963, 953(c), 960(a), & (B)(2)(G)
District/Date: [1.]Western District of New York; July 12, 1993; [2.]Western District of New York; April 17, 1998
Sentence: [1.] 92 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; [2.] 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Garrie Lavert Samuels
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); aiding and abetting distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; aiding and abetting distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Western District of Texas; April 8, 2003
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Lewis Sleepers, III
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841; conspiracy to commit money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
District/Date: Northern District of Indiana; June 18, 2004
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Almos L. Starks
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A); possession of firearms by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) and 924(a)(2)
District/Date: Southern District of Ohio; October 5, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $20,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, and unpaid balance of the fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Phillip Maurice Thomas
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute at least 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing MDMA or Ecstasy, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; April 8, 2005
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Shane William Tuttle
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); use of a firearm during drug trafficking offense (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1); illegal use of communication facility (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(c); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: District of Montana; September 14, 1994
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Craig L. Watson
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); attempt to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Arkansas; July 10, 2006
Sentence: 276 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (December 15, 2011)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lawrence McArthur Webb
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base and more than five kilograms of cocaine powder, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Virginia ; June 4, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Danny Ray White
Offense: Attempt to manufacture and manufacture of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; attempt to manufacture and manufacture of amphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession of a three-neck round-bottom flask, 21 U.S.C. § 843; possession of a listed chemical, Ethyl Ether, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Texas; July 19, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $11,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 1, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Julian L. Wyre
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; November 6, 2008
Sentence: 204 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $250 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 3, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 5 May 2016

58 Grants

Jasmine Allen
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A); manage or control a residence for the purpose of unlawfully manufacturing, storing and distributing a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(2); distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; November 5, 2008
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (February 29, 2016)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Timothy Antjuan Augustus
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; March 1, 2007
Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Shannon Lee Blake
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & 841(b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Wyoming; July 2, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Steven Bernard Boyd
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine hydrochloride (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Georgia; September 29, 1998
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Donald Brooks
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), 841(b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846
District/Date: Northern District of Georgia; October 18, 2002
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles C. Brown
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), & 846; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: District of Rhode Island; May 20, 2004
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eddie Brown
Offense: Unlawful possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: District of Columbia; September 20, 1990
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Aundra Coats
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(a)(A), & 851
District/Date: Northern District of Ohio; June 21, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jacob George Colbert
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), & 846
District/Date: District of Minnesota; December 8, 2005
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Dwayne Berman Cooper
Offense: Conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; August 27, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marion Clarence Cooper
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of South Carolina; November 12, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vernon Copeland
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; laundering of monetary instruments (three counts), 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i)
District/Date: Northern District of Georgia; May 19, 1992
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Wade Cutchen
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; September 15, 2000
Sentence: 324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (May 19, 2015)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 2, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Roberto Antonio Davila, aka Robert Davila
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); distribution of marijuana and aiding and abetting said offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Western District of Texas; February 28, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Efrem Rahoman Douglas
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Eastern District of Tennessee; September 19, 2005
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Thomas Farmer
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Kentucky; December 7, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2017

Roy Geer
Offense: Conspiracy to import cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 963; attempt to import cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 963; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; May 24, 2004
Sentence: 252 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release, $8,500 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Gulley
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; June 12, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jamal Hanson
Offense: [1.] Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) [2.] Possession of contraband in federal prison, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 and 1791(a)(2) & 1791(b)(3)
District/Date: [1.] District of Columbia; August 2, 2002 [2.] District of New Jersey; July 16, 2004
Sentence: [1.] 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release [2.] 8 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Antonio Nicholas Hill
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A) & 851
District/Date: District of South Carolina; June 15, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Carla Yvette Holte
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; November 2, 2001
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Corey D. Howard
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine (mixture), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851
District/Date: Southern District of Indiana; February 9, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

George Howard Jones
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Eastern District of North Carolina; August 22, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Joseph John Jones
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture containing cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A)(ii) & 841(b)(a)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; August 6, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Twaine Jones
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Illinois; November 6, 2000
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release, $5,000 fine; amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (October 29, 2008)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Abbas Rauf Kareem
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; June 12, 2008
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth W. Kemp
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; did cause interstate travel in aid of racketeering (two counts), 18 U.S.C. § 1952(a)(3) & 2; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern District of Virginia; April 11, 1994
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tomma Jean Kent
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 851(a)(1), & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Southern District of Iowa; September 21, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Rick Lee Lamere
Offense: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851
District/Date: District of Montana; January 13, 2005
Sentence: 460 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 320 months’ imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release (January 11, 2007)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ohara Linear Laws
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; September 19, 2003
Sentence: 282 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (May 8, 2008)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Larry Lewis
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; October 20, 1999
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine; amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (June 18, 2006); amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (July 2, 2015)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Trevis Love
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date: Eastern District of Tennessee; June 27, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Leonard Mason
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date: Eastern District of Pennsylvania; February 2, 2011
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Dale Masters
Offense: Maintaining a place for purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern District of Oklahoma; March 10, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (February 29, 2016)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Stanford Mathis
Offense: Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Middle District of Georgia; December 18, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Maurice Matthews
Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)
District/Date: Eastern District of Louisiana; April 29, 2009
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Tyree Mays
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Central District of California; May 13, 1999
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Javier Mendoza
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute 1,264 kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; August 25, 1998
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Lee Menefee
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(a)(A)
District/Date: Central District of California; October 24, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michelle Miles
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 848
District/Date: Eastern District of New York; March 24, 2000
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Troy Lamar Morton
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western District of North Carolina; November 18, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cintheia Denise Parra
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Northern District of Mississippi; September 21, 2006
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (March 18, 2015)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gerardo Gilberto Rivera
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 11.02 kilograms of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; June 8, 2005
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jessie Lee Robinson
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Western District of Missouri; November 15, 2005
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 5, 2018, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alberto A. Rosales, Sr.
Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise, 21 U.S.C. § 848; importation of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 952(a); attempted importation of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 963; possession with intent to distribute heroin (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; March 29, 1989
Sentence: 85 years’ imprisonment; three years’ special parole; amended to 70 years’ imprisonment (October 28, 1992)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of special parole with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Artrez Nyroby Seymour
Offense: Narcotics Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; September 21, 2005
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 3, 2016)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Larry Simmons
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 851; distribution of more than 5 grams of crack cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date: Southern District of Georgia; April 21, 2003
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lavelle Span
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Wisconsin; May 26, 1999
Sentence: 372 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Clarence Sumral
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: District of Hawaii; June 20, 2005
Sentence: 20 years’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Golden Sutton
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & 851(a)(1); possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Indiana; October 28, 2002
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John Herbert Talley
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of a communications facility to wit: the telephone, to facilitate the commission a felony (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date: Eastern District of Tennessee; December 4, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Terry
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; January 29, 2003
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Anthony Trotter
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; October 15, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jedrek W. Underwood
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(iii), & 18 U.S.C. § 2; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; March 8, 2004
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Chela H. Urbina, aka Graciella Urbina
Offense: [1.] Conspiracy to import cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 963; importation of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 952(a); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
[2.] Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: [1.] Southern District of Florida; November 14, 1995 [2.] Southern District of New York; May 1, 1997
Sentence: [1.] 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release [2.] 27 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Fulton Leroy Washington, aka Larry Williams Scott
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture phencyclidine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); possession of piperidinocyclohexane-carbonitrile with intent to manufacture PCP, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); attempt to manufacture PCP, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Central District of California; October 10, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bill Westcott
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; December 19, 1991
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Wayland Thomas Wilson
Offense: Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; use of a communication facility (three counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b); money laundering and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(1)(A)(i), 1956(a)(1)(B)(i), & 2
District/Date: Northern District of Texas; November 12, 1993
Sentence: 444 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 2, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CNTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

World War One: Americans came to fight

With the 100th year anniversary of the Great War’s end, and of the carnage that it caused, fast approaching, I thought to reflect upon the contribution that some Americans gave who answered the call for freedom. My gratitude can never truly be enough for the sacrifices they made, which allows me to do the things I do today, the same as for those in the Second World War, but in my simple way of keeping their memory alive, I hope to show the honor and esteem they deserve.

The Campaigns the AEF engaged in.

Cambrai 20 November – 4 December 1917
Somme Defensive 21 March – 6 Apri1 1918
Lys 9 – 27 April 1918
Aisne 27 May – 5 June 1918
Montdidier-Noyon 9 – 13 June 1918
Champagne-Marne 15 – 18 July 1918
Aisne-Marne 18 July – 6 August 1918
Somme Offensive 8 August – 11 November 1918
Oise-Aisne 18 August – 11 November 1918
Ypres-Lys 19 August – 11 November 1918
St. Mihiel 12 – 16 September 1918
Meuse-Argonne 26 September – 11 November 1918
Vittorio Veneto 24 October – 4 November 1918

Cambrai, 20 November – 4 December 1917. The year that America entered the war was marked by near disaster for the Allies on all the European fronts. A French offensive in April, with which the British cooperated, was a failure, and was followed by widespread mutinies in the French armies. The British maintained strong pressure on their front throughout the year; but British attacks on the Messines Ridge (7 June), at Ypres (31 July), and at Cambrai (20 November) failed in their main objective-the capture of German submarine bases-and took a severe toll of British fighting strength. Three American engineer regiments-the 11th, 12th, and 14th-were engaged in construction activity behind the British lines at Cambrai in November, when they were unexpectedly called upon to go into the front lines during an emergency. They thus became the first A.E.F. units to meet the enemy.

Somme Defensive, 21 March – 6 April 1918. The German high command decided to attack on the British-held Somme front in the direction of Amiens. A breakthrough at this point would separate the French from the British, push the latter into a pocket in Flanders, and open the way to the Channel ports.

 The offensive began on 21 March 1918 with three German armies (about 62 divisions in all) in the assault. British defense lines were pierced in rapid succession. By 26 March Amiens was seriously threatened, and on the following day a gap was created between the French and British armies. But the Germans lacked reserves to exploit their initial phenomenal successes, and the Allies moved in enough reserves to bring the offensive to a halt by 6 April. The Germans had advanced up to 40 miles, had captured 1,500 square miles of ground and 70,000 prisoners, and had inflicted some 200,000 casualties. They had failed, however, to achieve any or their strategic objectives; destruction of the British, disruption of Allied lateral communicational and capture of Amiens.

On 25 March 1918, at the height at the German drive, Pershing placed the four American divisions at that time ready for combat at the disposal of the French. But only a few American units were engaged. They included the 6th, 12th, and 14th Engineers and the 17th, 22d, and 148th Aero Squadrons, a total of about 2200 men.

Lys, 9 – 27 April 1918. Ludendorff still hoped to destroy the hard-hit British Army before it had a chance to recover from the effects of the Somme drive. This was the purpose of a new German attack launched on 9 April 1918 on a narrow front along the Lys River in Flanders. The Germans committed 46 divisions to the assault, and, using Hutier attacks once again, quickly scored a breakthrough. The British situation was desperate for some days. Haig issued his famous “backs to the wall” order and appealed to Foch for reinforcements. But the Allied Supreme Commander, convinced that the British could hold their line, refused to commit reserves he was building up in anticipation of the day when the Allies would again be able to seize the initiative. Foch’s judgment proved to be correct, and Ludendorff called off the offensive on 29 April.

Since 21 March the Germans had suffered some 350,000 casualties without having attained any vital objectives; in the same period British casualties numbered about 305,000. About 500 Americans participated in the campaign, including troops of the 16th Engineers, 28th Aero Squadron, and 1st Gas Regiment.

Aisne 27 May – 5 June 1918. The next major German attack fell on 27 May on the thinly held but formidable terrain along the Aisne River known as the Chemin des Dames. The original objective of this new offensive was to draw southward the Allied reserves accumulated back of the British sector, in preparation for a final German attempt to destroy the British Army in Flanders. The French and British defenders were taken completely by surprise, and their positions were overrun rapidly on a forty-mile front. German progress on the first day was so rapid (advances up to 13 miles were made at some points) that Ludendorff altered his plans and decided to make the diversionary attack a main effort. Most of the Aisne bridges were captured intact. The thrust toward Rheims failed but Soissons was taken, and by 31 May the Germans had reached the outskirts of Chateau-Thierry on the Marne, less than 40 miles from Paris.

In the next few days the Germans sought to exploit and expand the deep and exposed salient which they had established. But by 4 June they had been stopped everywhere. Some 27,500 American troops took part in the check of the German advance. The 3d Division foiled enemy attempts in the period 1-4 June to secure a firm bridgehead across the Marne at Chateau-Thierry. West of the town the 2d Division, which included a Marine brigade, defended the road to Paris, and on 6 June successfully counterattacked in Belleau Wood.

Montdidier-Noyon, 9 – 13 June 1918. Ludendorff followed up his stalled Aisne offensive with a small-scale drive in the Montdidier-Noyon sector on 9 June 1918. Twenty-one German division attacked the French on a twenty-three mile front extending from Montdidier to the Oise River. The French anticipated the assault and contained it after a nine-mile penetration by the Germans, counterattacking strongly. The fighting was over by 12 June, and the enemy had little to show for the heavy losses incurred. No large American units were in the immediate vicinity of this action, although the 1st Division at Cantigny was subjected to artillery fire and diversionary raids.

Champagne-Marne, 15 – 18 July 1918. In the four great offensives from 21 March to 13 June 1918 the Germans gained considerable ground, but failed to achieve a decisive advantage at any point on the front. Furthermore, success was bought at a price in manpower and material which they could ill afford. Their more than 600,000 casualties were irreplaceable, whereas the Allied loss of some 800,000 men was soon more than compensated for by new American units arriving at the front in ever-mounting numbers. By July 1918 Allied troops outnumbered German on the Western Front. Other factors also contributed to the decline of German morale, notably the pinch of the blockade and the effectiveness of the Allied propaganda, which was distributed widely by air at the front and in German cities behind the lines. But Ludendorff refused to consider peace negotiations, and planned two more offensives for July which he hoped would bring victory. The first of the new drives was designed to capture Rheims, to make more secure the supply of the Merge salient, and to draw in Allied reserves. The second and larger offensive, destined never to be launched, would strike once again at the British in Flanders.

When the two-pronged German assault on either side of Rheims began on 15 July the Allies were prepared for it. Plans for the attack had leaked out of Berlin, and Allied airplanes had detected the unusual activity behind the enemy front. Foch had time to draw up reserves, and Petain, the French commander, skillfully deployed his troops in defense-in-depth tactics. Consequently the German drive east of Rheims fell far short of its objective. The attack west of the city succeeded in pushing across the Marne near Chateau-Thierry, but was checked there by French and American units. Among the A.E.F. units involved in this action were the 3d, 26th, 28th, and 42d Divisions, the 369th Infantry, and supporting elements (in all about 85,000 Americans). It was here that the 38th Infantry of the 3d Division gained its motto, “Rock of the Marne.”

By 17 July the Champagne-Marne offensive had petered out and the initiative passed to the Allies. The German people had built up great hopes for the success of this Friedensturm (peace offensive); its failure was a tremendous psychological blow to the whole nation.

Aisne-Marne, 18 July – 6 August 1918. Several days before the Germans launched their abortive Champagne-Marne drive, the French high command had made plans for a general converging offensive against the Marne salient. Petain issued orders on 12 July for the attack to begin on the 18th, with five French armies-the Tenth, Sixth, Ninth, Fifth, and Fourth, placed around the salient from left to right-taking part. Spearheading the attack were the five divisions of the French XX Corps (Tenth Army), including the American 1st and 2d Divisions. Early on 18 July the two American divisions and a French Moroccan division, jumping off behind a heavy barrage, launched the main blow at the northwest base of the salient near Soissons. Enemy frontline troops, taken by surprise, initially gave ground, although resistance stiffened after an Allied penetration of some three miles. Before the 1st and 2d Divisions were relieved (on 19 and 22 July respectively) they had advanced 6 to 7 miles, made Soissons untenable for the enemy, and captured 6,500 prisoners at a cost of over 10,000 American casualties.

Meanwhile the other French armies in the offensive also made important gains, and the German commander ordered a general retreat from the Marne salient. The French Sixth Army, on the right of the Tenth, advanced steadily from the southwest, reaching the Vesle River on 3 August. By 28 Judy this army included the American 3d, 4th, 28th, and 42d Divisions. The 4th and 42d Divisions were under control of the I Corps, the first American corps headquarters to participate in combat. On 4 August the American III Corps headquarters entered combat, taking control of the 28th and 32d Divisions (the latter had relieved the 3d Division in the line on 29 July). By 5 August the entire Sixth Army front was held by the two American corps. East of the Sixth Army the French Ninth and Fifth Armies also advanced into the salient. The Germans retired across the Aisne and Vesle Rivers, resolutely defending each strong point as they went.

By 6 August the Aisne-Marne Offensive was over. The threat to Paris was ended by wiping out the Marne salient. The initiative now had definitely passed to the Allies, ending any possibility that Ludendorff could carry out his planned offensive in Flanders. Moreover, the success of the offensive revealed the advantages of Allied unity of command and the fighting qualities of American units. The eight A.E.F. divisions (1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 26th, 28th, 32d, 42d) in the action had spearheaded much of the advance, demonstrating offensive capabilities that helped to inspire new confidence in the war-weary Allied armies. About 270,000 Americans took part in the battle.

On 24 July, while the Aisne-Marne drive was under way, Foch had outlined his plans for the remainder of 1918 at the only conference of Allied commanders that he called during the war. He proposed that the immediate objective of the Allied offensive should be the reduction of the three main German salients (Marne, Amiens, St. Mihiel), with the goal of improving lateral communications behind the front in preparation for a general offensive in the fall. Reduction of the St. Mihiel salient was assigned to Pershing at his own request.

The excellent showing made by American troops in the Aisne-Marne Offensive gave Pershing an opportunity to press again for the formation of an independent American army. Preliminary steps in the organization of the American First Army had been taken in early July 1918. On the 4th Lt. Col. Hugh A. Drum was selected as chief of staff and directed to begin establishment of army headquarters. After conferences on 10 and 21 July, Foch agreed on the 22d to the formal organization of the First Army, and to the formation of two American sectors-a temporary combat sector in the Chateau-Thierry region, where the already active I and III Corps could comprise the nucleus of the First Army, and a quiet sector farther east, extending from Nomeny (east of the Moselle) to a point north of St. Mihiel-which would become the actual theater of operations for the American Army as soon as circumstances permitted concentration of A.E.F. divisions there. Orders issued on 24 July announced formal organization of the First Army, effective on 10 August; designated Pershing as its commander; and located its headquarters at La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, west of Chateau-Thierry.

Stabilization of the Vesle River front in early August led Pershing to alter his plane for forming the First Army. Instead of organizing it in the Chateau-Thierry region and then moving it eastward for the St. Mihiel Offensive, he secured Foch’s consent on 9 August to a build-up of First Army units in the vicinity of the St. Mihiel salient. Tentative plans for reduction of the salient called for the concentration of three American corps (about 14 American and 3 French divisions) on a front extending from Port-sur-Seille westward around the bulge to Watronville. Three American divisions would remain on the Vesle front.

Meanwhile Allied forces, including American units operating in other sectors of the Western Front, were making significant gains in the preliminary phases of the great final offensives. For the sake of clarity, the role of American units in the Somme Offensive (8 August11 November), Oise-Aisne (18 August-11 November), and Ypres-Lys (19 August-11 November) Campaigns will be described briefly, before considering in more detail the activities of the main body of A.E.F. troops in the St. Mihiel (12-16 September) and Meuse-Argonne (26 September-11 November) Campaigns.

Somme Offensive, 8 August – 11 November 1918. On 8 August the British began limited operations with the objective of flattening the Amiens salient. This attack marked the beginning of the great Somme Offensive, which continued until hostilities ceased on 11 November. The British Fourth Army, including the American 33d and 80th Divisions, struck the northwestern edge of the salient in coordination with a thrust by the French First Army from the southwest. No artillery barrage preceded the attack to forewarn the enemy. Some 600 tanks spearheaded the British assault, which jumped off during the thick fog. The completely surprised Germans quickly gave up 16,000 prisoners as their positions were overrun. Ludendorff himself characterized 8 August as the “Black Day of the German Army.” The Germans were forced to fal1 back to the old 1915 line, where they reorganized strong defenses-in-depth. Haig then shifted his attack farther north to the vicinity of Arras on 21 August, forcing the Germans to withdraw toward the Hindenburg Line. By the end of the month they had evacuated the whole of the Amiens salient.

The drive to breach the main Hindenburg Line began at the end of September. The American II Corps (27th and 30th Divisions), forming part of the British Fourth Army, attacked the German defenses along the line of the Cambrai-St. Quentin Canal, capturing heavily fortified Bony and Bellicourt on the 29th. By 5 October the offensive had broken through the Hindenburg Line, and the Allied forces advanced through open country to the Oise-Somme Canal (19 October). During this phase of the operations the 27th and 30th Divisions alternated in the line. When the American II Corps was relieved on 21 October, it had served 26 days in the line and suffered 11,500 casualties.

The British advance in the Somme region continued until the Armistice, constituting the northern arm of Foch’s great pincers movement on the Germans’ vital lateral rail communications system. The key junction at Aulnoye, southwest of Maubeuge, was reached on 5 November. A total of about 54,000 Americans participated in the Somme Campaign.

Oise-Aisne, 18 August – 11 November 1918. In mid-August the French started a series of drives on their front, which extended about 90 miles from Reims westward through Soissons to Ribecourt on the Oise River. These operations continued into late September, when they merged into Foch’s great final offensive of October-November. Five French armies (from right to left the Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, Third, and First) advanced abreast, in coordination with the British on the Somme to the north and the Americans to the east.

The American 32d Division was a part of the French Tenth Army, which spearheaded the penetration of the enemy’s main line on 22 August. The 32d was instrumental in the capture of Juvigny on 30 August, which secured tactically important high ground for the Allies. The German front was so badly breached that the enemy was compelled to abandon the Vesle River line. On 9 September the 32d Division was ordered east to join the American First Army.

The American III Corps (28th and 77th Divisions) was a part of the French Sixth Army east of Soissons, which held in late August the western part of the Vesle River sector extending from Braine to Courlandon. As the Germans retired from the Vesle northward to the Aisne valley in early September, the III Corps took part in the aggressive pursuit operations. Its two divisions carried out successful local attacks, but failed to break into the German line before they were relieved to join the American First Army-the 28th on 7-8 September and the 77th on 14-16 September.

No American divisions participated in the subsequent Oise-Aisne operations, which by 11 November had carried the French armies to the Belgian border. A total of about 85,000 Americans took part in the Oise-Aisne Campaign.

Ypres-Lys 19 August – 11 November 1918. That part of the Western Front extending from the English Channel south through Ypres, and thence across the Lye River to the vicinity of Arras, was manned by an army group under King Albert of Belgium composed of Belgian, British, and French armies. In late August and early September the British Second and Fifth Armies, assisted by the American II Corps (27th and 30th Divisions), wiped out the Lys salient. When the Germans began retiring in the sector south of the Lys in October to shorten their lines, King Albert’s army group attacked along its entire front. By 20 October Ostend and Bruges had been captured and the Allied left was at the Dutch frontier. In mid-October Pershing dispatched two American divisions-the 37th and 91st-to the French Army of Belgium, at Foch’s request, to give impetus to the drive to cross the Scheldt (Escaut) southwest of Ghent. A general attack began in this area on 31 October and continued intermittently until hostilities ended on 11 November. The 37th Division forced a crossing of the river southeast of Heurne on 2 November and another farther north at the site of the destroyed Hermelgem-Syngem bridge on 10 November. Casualties of the two divisions in these operations totaled about 2,600. From 19 August to 11 November about 108,000 Americans participated in the Ypres-Lys Campaign.

St. Mihiel, 12 – 16 September 1918. By September 1918, with both the Marne and the Amiens salients eliminated, there remained but one major threat to lateral rail communications behind the Allied lines-the old St. Mihiel salient near the Paris-Nancy line. Active preparations for its reduction began with the transfer of Headquarters First Army, effective 13 August, from La Ferté-sous-Jouarre in the Marne region to Neufchateau on the Meuse, immediately south of St. Mihiel. On 28 August the first echelon of headquarters moved closer to the front at Ligny-en-Barrois.

American unite from Flanders to Switzerland were shifted into the area near the salient. The fourteen American and four French divisions assigned to the First Army for the operation contained ample infantry and machinegun units for the attack. But because of the earlier priority given to shipment of infantry (at the insistence of the British and French) the First Army was short of artillery, tank, air and other support units essential to a well-balanced field army. The French made up this deficiency by loaning Pershing over half the artillery and nearly half the airplanes and tanks needed for the St. Mihiel operation.

Shortly before the offensive was to begin, Foch threatened once again to disrupt Pershing’s long-held desire to carry out a major operation with an independent American force. On 30 August the Allied Commander in Chief proposed to exploit the recently gained successes on the Aisne-Marne and Amiens fronts by reducing the size of the St. Mihiel attack and dividing the American forces into three groups-one for the salient offensive and two for fronts to the east and west of the Argonne Forest. Pershing, however, remained adamant in his insistence that the First Army should not now be broken up, no matter where it might be sent into action. Fina1ly a compromise was reached. The St. Mihiel attack was subordinated to the much larger offensive to be launched on the Meuse-Argonne front in late September, but the First Army remained intact. Pershing agreed to limit his operations by employing only the minimum force needed to reduce the salient in three or four days. Simultaneously he was to prepare his troops for a major role in the Meuse-Argonne drive.

The St. Mihiel offensive began on 12 September with a threefold assault on the salient. The main attack was made against the south face by two American corps. On the right was the I Corps (from right to left the 82d, 90th, 5th, and 2d Divisions in line with the 78th in reserve) covering a front from Pont-à-Mousson on the Moselle westward to Limey; on the left, the IV Corps (from right to left the 89th, 42d, and 1st Divisions in line with the 3d in reserve) extending along a front from Limey westward to Marvoisin. A secondary thrust was carried out against the west face along the heights of the Meuse, from Mouilly north to Haudimont, by the V Corps (from right to left the 26th Division, the French 15th Colonial Division, and the 8th Brigade, 4th Division in line with the rest of the 4th in reserve). A holding attack against the apex, to keep the enemy in the salient, was made by the French II Colonial Corps (from right to left the French 39th Colonial Division, the French 26th Division, and the French 2d Cavalry Division in line). In First Army reserve were the American 35th, 80th, and 91st Divisions.

Tota1 Allied forces involved in the offensive numbered more than 650,000-some 550,000 American and 100,000 Allied (mostly French) troops. In support of the attack the First Army had over 3,000 guns, 400 French tanks, and 1,500 airplanes. Col. William Mitchell directed the heterogeneous air force, composed of British, French, Italian, Portuguese, and American units, in what proved to be the largest single air operation of the war. American squadrons flew 609 of the airplanes, which were mostly of French or British manufacture.

Defending the salient was German “Army Detachment C,” consisting of eight divisions and a brigade in the line and about two divisions in reserve. The Germans, now desperately short of manpower, had begun a step-by-step withdrawal from the salient only the day before the offensive began. The attack went so well on 12 September that Pershing ordered a speedup in the offensive. By the morning of 13 September the 1st Division, advancing from the east, joined hands with the 26th Division, moving in from the west, and before evening all objectives in the salient had been captured. At this point Pershing halted further advances so that American units could be withdrawn for the coming offensive in the Meuse-Argonne sector.

This first major operation by an American Army under its own command took 16,000 prisoners at a cost of 7,000 casualties, eliminated the threat of an attack on the rear of Allied fortifications at Nancy and Verdun, greatly improved Allied lateral rail communications, and opened the way for a possible future offensive to seize Metz and the Briey iron fields.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Army Center of Military History

CONTRIBUTOR: Cade Pommeraan

Hipparete: Life of an Athenian Wife

Although we have only limited evidence for the lives of non-combatants in the Peloponnian War, it is possible to put together information from a variety of sources to present an account of how an individual’s life might have been affected by the war. On such individual is Hipparete, the wife of the Athenian politician and General Alkibiades. Hipparete was born about 440 B.C.E. She was the daughter of a prominent Athenian citizen, Hipponikos, whose family owned a large amount of land in Attika and obtained considerable revenue from the silver mining industry. Indeed he was reputed to be the richest man in Greece. Hipparete’s mother, whose name is not known, had previously been married to the famous Perikles, but they were divorced in about 455 B.C.E. and she married Hipponikos soon after.

CHILDHOOD

Hipparete’s childhood was as comfortable and happy as was possible for the daughter of a citizen. Upper class Athenian girls led quiet, sheltered lives, surrounded by women and only occasionally venturing out of their homes to participate in religious festivals, particularly those associated with Athena, the patron goddess of the Athenians. In the words of one Athenian writer, Xenophon, the daughter of a wealthy citizen was expected to be raised, ‘ under careful supervision, so that she might see and hear and speak as little as possible.’Hipparete spent most of her childhood unde the watchful eyes of her slave nurse and her mother, learning the skills considered appropriate for a young woman. These included cooking, spinning, weaving and caring for the sick. Since her family was wealthy, she may even learned to read and write, although such education was not considered necessary or even desirable for girls, whose upbringing was geared towards preparing them to be capable but subservient wives.

WAR AND PLAGUE

The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War must have had a profound effect on Hipparete’s life. The City in which she was growing up would have changed, both in appearance and atmosphere. It was already becoming more densely populated, both in the main urban centre around the Acropolis, and the secondary area of Peiraieus. The increased prosperity which had accompanied Athens’ expanding imperial power and flourishing maritime trade encouraged people from near and far to come and live there.

Perikles’ strategy of avoiding pitched battles witht eh invading Peloponnesian armies resulted in many families having to abandon the countryside around Athens and move with in the fortifications of the Long Walls. The narrow strips of land between the walls became home to many thousands of refugees, who built houses and cultivated the ground trying to compensate for the loss of their agriculture resources, which were at the mercy of the invaders. Their numbers were swelled by refugees from Plataia, who arrived in the city in the summer of 431 B.C.E., after an attack by the Thebans had demonstrated their city’s vulnerability.

He crowded, unsanitary conditions, especially in the hot, dry summers, must have made the city a particularly unpleasant for these refugees to live. In 430 B.C.E., when a deadly plague broke out in Athens, life there became much worse. The plague reached Athens from the East, having already ravaged parts of the Persian Empire. The very maritime tradeers whose business was so vital to the city’s economy also provided transport for the leathal bacteria. Initially the plague struck in the port of Peiraieus, where the first cases were reported in the summer, soon after the Peloponnesians had begun their second invasion of Athenian territory. From Peiraieus the epidemic spread rapidly to the main part of the city.

Hipparete was almost certainly infected by the plague, which did not discriminate between rich and poor in its devastating rampage through the city. Thucydides, who also survived the infection, describes its symptoms in vivid detail. They included the high fever, severe thirst, coughing, stomach pains, retching, uncontrollable diarrhea and ulcers, both internal and external. Many modern experts have tried to identify the disease from his description, but they have not reached a firm conclusion. It was certainly very contagious and probably killed about one-third of the inhabitants of Athens over a period of about four years, with the worst casualties coming in the first year, when the lack of any acquired immunity made the population particularly vulnerable.

Thycydides tells us that so many people died of the plague, and so quickly, that proper funeral procedures were neglected. Normally Athenian funerals were marked by elaborate private and public rituals, especially in the case of the richer families, who like to use such occasions to show off their wealth and social status. Preparing the body of the deceased was a duty for the women of the family, who would wash the corpse, anoint it with oil and garland it with flowers. It would be laid on a bier for a day and a night, allowing time for family and friends to mourn, and pay their respects. The laws of Athens required the funeral to take place before dawn on the following day. A procession would leave the house of the deceased and go outside the walls of the city, to either a communal or a family cemetery, where the body would be buried or cremated. The men of the family would lead the procession, with the women walking solemnly behind the corpse and singing a mourning song. When the plague was at its height, however, many bodies were left lying untended, at the mercy of dogs and carrion birds. Others were buried or cremated in haste, sometimes several together, without proper rituals. Thucydides even describes people carrying corpses around looking for a recently dug grave to drop them in, or an already blazing pyre on which to throw them.

Hipparete was fortunate to have survived this disease, although some mebers of her father’s household must certainly have died, possibly including her mother. We know that her father survived because he was in joint command of an Athenian expedition against the Boiotian city of Tanafra in 426 B.C.E. Her brother Kallias also lived through the infection, but with horrific effects of the epidemic will certainly have left a lasting impression on the family. Young Hipparetes had no choice but to remain in the city while all this was happening, whereas her father and many other men could leave the city on commercial or diplomatic missions or as part of the military forces sent to raid against the Peloponnesians and their allies. We can be sure that it was a dark and troubled period of her life, as she longed for relief from the anxieties of war, like thousands of other women and girls in the city.

A GENERALS WIFE

One example of the change in moral standards during the war may be the extravagant behavior of Hipparete’s husband, Alkibiade, whom she married about 424 B.C.E., when she was aged no more than 16. Alikibiades was at least 10 years older than her, as was usual in Classical Athens. He came from one of a group of Athenians families known as the Eupatridai, or noble families. His father Kleinias had been killed in the battle of Koroneia in 446 B.C.E. His mother Deinomache, was relative by marriage of Perikles and for a time after his father’s death Alibiades lived in the household of Perikles, who along with his brother Ariphron, was Alkibiades’ guardian. Given the closeness of their respective families it is probable that Hipparete would have met her future husband before they were married, but she is unlikely to have spent much time in his company. Although Athenian marriages were normally arranged between the parents or guardians of the couple and it was not usual for cousins or even siblings to arrange for their respective children marry, renewing and strengthening family ties. In this case it is very likely there were strong financial considerations on Alkibiades’ side, as Hipparete would have brought a substantial dowry to the marriage. There were also political advantages in the match, as her family connections were of the highest order. She would have been seen as the perfect wife for an ambitious young man.

The primary duty of an Athenian wife was to bear children for her husband, preferably a male child, who could inherit his father’s property and continue the family line. Hipparete fulfilled this duty by providing her husband with a son, also called Alkibidaes, and a daughter, whose name is not known. It is likely that she had another son, but he died in infancy, when medical knowledge was very limited.

In stark contrast to her husband, who participated in diplomatic missions and military campaigns as her father had done, once she was married Hipparete probably rarely travelled beyond the confines of her home. Nor is it likely that Hipparete would have been involved in any of Alkibiades’ activates. Citizen women participated in funerals, and certain religious festivals, in some cases as the main celebrants, but otherwise they had no role in public life of the cities. She will have heard about her husband’s wartime adventures and, possibly, discussed them with him, but war and politics were seen as exclusively the concern of men. In a famous speech, which Thucydides puts in the mouth of Perkiles, in honor of those who died in the early stages of the war, the only mention of women is a comment addressed to the widows of the fallen, that their greatest glory is not to be talked about by men, whether in praise or criticism.

Hipparete had been brought up to respect and obey the men in her life and she seems to have done all she could to be a god wife, but on at least one occasion her husband’s behavior drove her to attempt to end their marriage. While Athenian men expected their wives to be completely faithful, married men thought nothing of having intercourse with their female slaves, or with prostitutes, who might be slaves or free women from outside Athens. It was even considered acceptable for an unmarried man to keep concubines in his home, but he would be expected to end such arrangements once he took a wife.

When the Athenians captured the island of Melos in 416 B.C.E. they killed the men and enslaved the women and children. Alkibiades bought one of these unfortunate women and kept her in his household as concubine, eventually having a son by her. The effect of the Melian slave’s presence upon Hipparete must have been devastating. Here was woman whom her husband had purchased as booty, yet he preferred her to his own well-born wife as his sexual partner. We can image that Hipparete might have sympathized with the woman’s plight, for if Athens were to be defeated in the war, then she too could expect to be enslaved by the victors. On the other hand, by installing another woman in their home Alkibidaes was showing a lack of respect to Hipparete, even though she was the mother of his children and daughter of a prominent Athenian citizen.

It seems to have been this situation that finally induced Hipparete to leave her husband and return to her brother’s house, her father having died by this time. An Athenian woman had the right to leave her husband’s household if she was being mistreated, and petition a magistrate to grant legal recognition of the divorce. When Hipparete approached the magistrate, however, Alkibidaes himself was there. He dragged her back to his house, where she remained until her death, which occurred soon afterwards. Her life was not a long one, but at least she did not live to see her husband tried for impiety and forced into exile in Sparta, his property auctioned, and her son threatened with banishment because of his father’s political activities. Nor did she witness the bitter end of the war.

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SOURCE: The Greeks at War
BY: Philip de Souza; Waldemar Heckel; Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
CONTRIBUTOR: John Hague