Napoleonic War: The Generals (French)

Michel Ney: Duke of Elchingen- Prince of the Moskva (1769-1815)

If not the best of Napoleon’s marshals, he is the most readily remembered. Napoleon christened him ‘the bravest of the brave’, and there has been no one to question the justice of this title. He was born in Saarlouis, then French, and when later he was tried for treason he scorned to plead that he was not a Frenchman. He came of a long line of soldiers who, lacking the noble blood, carried the pike or musket rather than the sword. His father intended him for the law, a profession offering him a chance to rise in the world. But when he saw the garrison riding by, and heard some of his father’s tales, the musky atmosphere of books did not appeal. In 1788 he enlisted in the Duke of Chartres’s Regiment of Hussars.

He was strong, active, a first class shot and rider, something of a swordsman, and a pleasant, good natured man. He was always being criticized for being lax in his discipline, but was nevertheless almost certainly the greatest leader of men serving under Napoleon. From his red hair he received the soubriquet le rougeaud. His legendary courage (it was a sentence of death for a horse to carry him in battle) has tended to obscure his other great qualities, and to create the impression of a great-hearted man without must intellect. But he was no fool and could be a sound administrator. If not a great disciplinarian, he never experienced any difficulty in having his wishes carried out.

He served initially in the north with the Army of the Sambre and Meuse, receiving rapid promotion. He did not meet Napoleon until 1800. He was then appointed to command VI Corps, and his courage and solicitude for his men quickly made him their idol. His finest moment, and also the beginning of his disillusionment with his master came to him in Russia in 1812. At Borodino, Napoleon, sitting on his charger a mile behind the battle line, refused to send in the Old Guard to clinch the success. Ney saw his herculean exertions about to be wasted, and burst out, ‘ if he is no longer a general, let him go back to France and leave us to do the commanding for him’. Nevertheless, during the fearful retreat from Moscow Ney commanded the rear guard with a courage and determination that has become immortal. Napoleon drew strength from his fiery spirit and thereafter never let him stray far from his side.

Carl Johan Bernadotte: Crown Prince of Sweden (1763-1844)

He was numbered among Napoleon’s enemies in 1813, but it had not always been so. He was born in Béarn, the son of a French notary with a liking for soldiering. He enlisted in 1780 and by a careful application of his duties achieved the rank of Sergeant-Major in the Régiment Royale Marine.

He was deferential towards those likely to help him and treacherous toward those who stood in his way. He was considerate to his men and made a particular point of looking after his wounded and prisoners. Of his ability as a soldier there can be no question. He served initially with the Army of Italy in 1780, and there encountered Napoleon, who from the beginning appears to have disliked and mistrusted him.

He married Desirée-Clary, the sister-in-law of Napoleon’s brother Joseph. His first great opportunity occurred when Napoleon was in Egypt and the Abbé Sieyés approached him to lead the coup d’état against the Directory, but men of his ability were rare and Napoleon promoted him among the first flight of his Marshal’; in 1806 he made him Prince of Ponte Corvo.

Bernadotte commanded I Corps in the Grande Armée at Austerlitz (1805) and in the campaign of 1806. On the day of Jena and Auerstädt (1806) he remained between the two battlefields without intervening in either. This remarkable lack of initiative, whatever his motive, infuriated the Emperor, who came near to ordering a court-martial. Perhaps it was for the sake of Desirée, whom he himself loved, that Napoleon forbore. He was to regret his leniency. In the pursuit that followed, Bernadotte displayed considerable energy, and it was he who compelled Blücher to surrender at Schwartau. A curious episode followed. A Swedish contingent under Count Moerner had landed at Lübeck with the objective of support in the Prüssians. Bernadotte went out of his way to be pleasant to them, and permitted the grateful Swedes to depart.

During the campaign of 1807 he was wounded on two occasions and compelled to give up the command of his Corps. In 1809 he was in command of IX (Saxon) Corps which was routed at Wagram. Napoleon relieved him of his command on the spot. But if he was in disgrace with the Emperor, the Swedes still thought kindly of him, and seeking to reconquer Finland, were not unmindful of his skill on the battlefield. On 21 August 1810 their States-General elected him Crown Prince. Napoleon, albeit reluctantly, consented to his accepting. Bernadotte now became more Swedish than the Swede’s. He adjured Catholicism, and was adopted by King Charles XIII.

When in March 1812 Napoleon seized Swedish Pomerania, the Crown Prince allied himself witht eh Tsar and the following year brought Sweden in to the Sixth Coalition. His new Allies were to lean heavily on him as a strategist, although he was display no great zeal in attacking his old master. In 1814 he intrigued for the crown of French, but too many opposed him. In Sweden, however, he was more successful, and there founded a new dynasty.

Joachim Murat: King of Naples (1767-1815)

He was big, handsome Gascon who early linked his career with that of Napoleon. His horseman brought up the guns to the Tuileries for the famous ‘whiff of grapeshot’ of 1795, and in the following year he accompanied Napoleon when the latter went to command the Army of Italy. He was a vain man, a peacock who loved bright colors and astonishing uniforms, and on one occasion Napoleon compared him to the circus rider Signor Franconi. But Murat was a magnificent rider and a daring horseman who set a pattern for the French cavalryman. When young, he was a gay and attractive rogue ready for any challenge. He was quick-tempered and fast-moving, particularly where there was a chance of loot. As a cavalryman he tended to be in the lead during any advance, stripping places bare before the slower moving infantry could arrive.

He had a wonderful eye for the country and a genius for leading large scale cavalry charges. It was typical of his ostentatious, extrovert nature that he liked to a lead charge merely flourishing a whip over his head. At Jena (1806) he led the final, decisive charges in that fashion. Then in the pursuit after the battle the disputatious side of his nature came to the fore. He quarreled with Ney, claiming to have captured fortresses taken by that Marshal. He entered into a dispute with Bernadotte and complained bitterly about the conduct of Marshal Lannes. Such outbursts were typical of the man and recurred with some frequency. During the advance on Moscow in the summer of 1812 he reached such a pitch of exasperation with Marshal Davout that he had to be restrained from going after him with a sabre. Nevertheless Murat’s achievements as a commander were considerable. In 1806, after Jena, it was he who pursued the Prüssians to Prentzau and there compelled 10,000 to surrender. On the following day at Stettin, his subordinate, General Lasalle, with 5,000 horsemen, wheeled up an empty ammunition wagon opposite the town, as though it were a breaching battery, and bluffed the garrison into surrender.

Murat was the ideal beau sabreur of the cavalry, dashing, courageous, quarrelsome, hard-riding. General Savary summed him up with these words: ‘It would have been better if he had been endowed with rather less courage and rather more common sense’. When the French held Moscow, for example, Murat had his troops deployed on the Motsha River some 50 miles to the south. He established very friendly relations with the Cossacks- and was not the first to find this an unwise move. They suddenly turned on him near Vinkovo, and he had to cut his way out to rejoin the main body, about to begin the long and disastrous trek back to the Vistula and beyond.

In Russian Murat’s faith in Napoleon seems to have been shaken. In 1813 he deserted the Grande Armée for Naples, departing without permission and giving command of the army to Prince Eugène. IN 1814, under the impression that he was serving his own best interests, he deserted his old master and joined his enemies on the assurance that he could keep his kingdom. His treachery must have weighted on him. In 1815 he suddenly threw in his lot with Napoleon. To the Emperor his act in joining the Allies had been unpardonable. He contemptuously refused to give Murat a command. The wretched Murat went his own way, was defeated by the Austrians at Tolentino, and in due course was sized and executed for treason by the Allies. It was a sad end to glittering career.

Jacques Macdonald : Duke of Taranto (1765-1840)

He was the son of a Scots Joacobite exile and the only one of Napoleon’s marshals to be promoted on the battlefield itself- after Wagram (1809) Entrusted with a separate command, he was defeaded on the Katzbatch in 1813 but served with the distinction in France the following year.

Louis Nicolas Davout: Duke of Auerstädt and Prince of Eckmühl. (1770-1823)

In 1813 he retook and successfully defended Hamburg, but was unable to link with the Grande Armée, as Napoleon had hoped. During the Hundred Days he served as Minister of War.

Nicolas Charles Oudinot: Duke of Reggio (1767-1847)

He Commanded a corps in 1813 and 14. As an independent commander he was defeaded by Bernadotte’s Amry of the North at Grossbeeren. Musch scarred by combat, he sustained over 20 wounds during his erve, and retired rather than fight again in the Hundred Days.

Auguste de Marmont: Duke of Ragusa (1774-1852)

He was an artillerist, like Napoleon. He commanded a corps 1813, and in 1814 was posted with Marshal Mortier to guard the approaches to Paris. Unable to prevent the fall of the city, he was later vilified for negotiating independently with Schwarzenberg.

Nicholas Jean de Dieu Soult: Duke of Dalmatia (1769-1851)

He achieved his greatest success at Austerlitz (1805). Napoleon called him ‘le premier manoeurier d’Europe’ but in Spain he was defeated several times by the British. In 1813 he fought at Lützen and Bautzen, and in 1815 Napoleon appointed him Chief-of-Staff.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: Napoleon: The Last Campaign 1813-15
BY: James Lawford
CONTRIBUTOR: Martin F. Elkins

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Napoleonic Wars: The Generals (Allies)

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher: Prince of Wahlstatt (b. 1742-d. 1819)
Essentially Blücher was a simple man with simple convictions. He was Napoleon’s implacable enemy, and wanted to see him dead. Physically he was very strong and in character as immovable as a rock. He was a warm man, jovial if somewhat foul-mouthed, fond of hunting and gaming and a passionate gambler. He was shrewd enough to recognize that his intellect was not the equal of his other talents and, unlike his great enemy, he would accept advice, but once his mind was made up nothing would move it.
A Mecklengerger, he drifted into the Prüssian Army and early showed his mettle. He overstepped the mark when questioning a priest and his superiors passed him over for promotion. Blücher, furious, characteristically took the matter up with his monarch, Frederick the Great. Frederick told him that he ‘might go to the devil’, and cashiered him. He saw some talent in the angry young Mecklenberger, but though him too intractable ever to make a good officer.

The Prüssian Army was barred to him while Frederick lived. He took up farming in Pomernia with some success, but immediately the old monarch died (1786) Blücher applied to his successor, Frederick William (Wilhelm) II, to take him back. The King not only did so, he restored to him all the seniority that he had lost. Blücher was at this time aged 45 and had become a man of some consequence in Pomerania. He threw it all aside to wear the uniform once again.

He learned his basic soldiering under the Duke of Brunswick. When in 1794 he was made a Major-General, he proclaimed that he had ‘achieved the goal of all his desires’. He earned a reputation for energy and integrity, and in 1806, when Napoleon trounced Prüssia at Jena and Auerstädt, he refused to be discourged and was one of the last to surrender. He loved his men and treated them as his ‘children’, and they rewarded him with unswerving devotion. Scharnhorst, the Prüssian Chief-of-Staff, believed he was the only man who could lead a renascent Prüssian Army.

The French occupation of Prüssia after the Treaty of Tilsit (1807) was anathema to him. He became seriously ill and began to suffer from delusions. On one occasion he though himself pregnant and about to be deliver of an elephant, on another that his head was a ball of stone. Scharnhorst, however remained unshaken in his belief and was heard to declare that Blücher should still lead the Prüssian Army, even if he thought he had a hundred elephants inside of him. Fortunately, he recovered with his zest undiminished. After the French debacle in Russia he implored his Sovereign (Frederick William (Wilhelm) III) to attack the French: even so, whatever his feelings, he would never act against the wishes of his King; his loyalty to the throne was unqualified as his hatred of the French. In the next three years he probably did more that any other man to ruin his great enemy, the humiliator of Prüssia. In 1813, at the age of nearly 71, he was to reach his greatest heights.

Prince Karl Philipp of Schwarzenberg (1771-1820)
It had been trenchantly observed that the Holy-Roman Empire was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. When Napoleon abolished it, Austria emerged as the dominate power in Germany-though she looked a little nervously at the rising power of Prüssia. When in 1813 Austria once more took up arms against Napoleon and the German states started to change their allegiance. It seemed natural that the Commander-in Chief of the Austrian Army should be elevated to the position of supreme commander under the Council of Monarchs who established by the Allies’ long-term policy. The job was given to Prince Schwarzenberg.

Born in Vienna, he joined the Imperial cavalry in 1788 and fought against the Turks under Marchals Lacy and Loudon, and was already a major in 1792. He won the Maria Theresa Order for a famous charge at Chateau Cambrésis (1794): at the head of his regiment and 12 British squadrons, he routed a French Corps, causing 3,000 casualties and taking 32 guns. Promotion came fast. In 1796 he was made a Major-General and in 1799 Lieutenant-Field-Marshal. His promptitude and courage saved the Austrian right wing in the disaster at Hohenlinden (1800), and when Mack surrendered Ulm (1805), he was one of the few who cut their way out.

In 1808 he, who was persona grata with the Russians, was a special envoy to the Court of St. Petersburg. Returning in time for Wagram (1809), he won the highest Austrian honor, the Golden Fleece. It fell to him to negotiate the marriage between Napoleon and the Archduchess Marie-Louise, and the Emperor greatly esteemed him. He commanded the Austrian contingent in 1812. Early in 1813 he was promoted to Field-Marshal and was, therefore, the senior officer serving with the Allied armies in 1813 and 1814.

He had a task of astonishing difficulty. The Council of Monarchs followed him about and the Tsar in particular was constantly pressing advice on him. His own Emperor was by no means clear how much he desired the fall of Napoleon, and he himself had none of the virulent hatred that distinguished Blücher. He was fighting to preserve the existing status quo, not to usher in some ‘brave new world’. He has been accused of excessive timidity both by his contemporaries and by subsequent historians. Although he would not have reached his rank by being timid, he accept have reached his rank by being timid, he accepted it as self-evident that if he confronted Napoleon on level terms. Napoleon inevitably would win. If he was to give battle he had to possess some significant advantage; in the meantime he sought to confine Napoleon with a reasonable compass rather that to destroy him.

Ludwig Adolf Peter: Count Wittgenstein (1769-1843)
When the Tsar dismissed the dying Kutuzov, he selected Wittgenstein to replace him. It was a curious choice since he was junior to such generals as Barclay de Tolly, Count Langeron, and Mihailovich, and although his service had been distinguished there appeared to be no outstanding feat that justified his early promotion. He was a compromise candidate. The Tsar resented Kutuzov appearing as the ‘saviour of Russia’, and the independent attitude he had on occasion adopted. Barclay de Tolly had pursued an energetic feud with Prince Bagration, Probably the most competent of the Russians. Nevertheless the feud had scarcely been in the interest of Russia, and when Bagration fell at Borodino the Tsar looked elsewhere for his next commander.

Wittgenstein was the son of a Westphalian nobleman settled in Russia. He had distinguished himself in the Polish war (1894-95) and afterwards served in the Caucasus. He fought at Austerlitz (1805) and Friedland (1807), and in 1812 he commanded the Russian right wing, which fought the Battles of Polotsk; in addition he concluded the Convention of Tauroggen with the Prüssian General, Count Yorck. The Tsar eventually split Wittgenstein’s forces between the Allied armies, and he himself became little more than corps commander under Scharzenberg; Count Langeron with his army served under Blücher’s newly formed army of Silesia and Barclay de Tolly came to command the Reserve, which included the Russian Guards. Count Langeron generously wrote of the junior who had superseded him, ‘ of all the secondary generals he was most distinguished and had the most brilliant success against Oudinot and Saint-Cyr’. It was no disgrace not to be outstanding in the company in which Wittgenstein served in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814.

Arthur Wellesley: 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852)
In 1813 Wellington, the British Commander-in-Chief in Spain who had been quietly nibbling away at the French with markedly inferior forces achieved the culmination of his five-year campaign and drove the French out of the Spanish Peninsula, except for a small stretch on the east coast still held by Marshal Suchet. However, not until the Hundred Days of 1815, were Wellington and Napoleon to meet on the battlefield. Before 1815, therefore, Wellingtons’ effect on Napoleon’s fortunes, although considerable, was indirect.

Wellington was arguably the greatest British general there has been. Born 1769, the same year as Napoleon, Soult and Ney, he was in his prime when he met Napoleon at waterloo. He was one of the younger sons of an impoverished Irish peer. The young Wellington, or Welsley as he then was (he progressed by easy stages to Wellesley then to Wellington) enjoyed the social round on Dublin and showed a certain affection for playing violin. However, the younger sons had to make their own way in the world, and he joined an infantry regiment.

He was chased by his creditors out of India. There he threw away his violin and found that serious soldiering appealed to him; he also paid off his creditors. Hi elder brother, the then Lord Mornington, also went to India, as Governor-General; this was, obviously, no handicap for an aspiring soldier, but Wellington soon showed that he had no need of such influence. By his brilliant victories at Assaye and Argaum he did much to break the hold of the powerful Mahrattas. He came home to England and in 1808 forced Junot out of Portugal. At last was a British general able to fight the French on equal terms. His lack of numbers forced his on to the defensive and the French generals, while admitting his skill in defense, doubted his ability to launch an offensive. Then in 1812 at the Battle of Salamanca he made a sudden surprise attack and destroyed an army under the able Marshal Marmont. French power in Spain was rocked, but it recovered and Wellington had to winter in the northeastern part of Portugal. The next year he drove the French out of Spain and took the British up to the outskirts of the Pyrenees.

He was a general after the typical British model. Contemptuous of flamboyance or the carefully rehearsed gesture, he had a cool analytical mind that was never carried away by success. He possessed a determination of steel and could be a tiger on the battlefield, but never allowed his judgement of a situation to influence by personal considerations, however unpalatable the result might be. He kept his own counsel, asking advice from no one, and was harsh with any who sought gratuitously.

Friedrick Wilhelm Count Bülow of Dennewitz (1755-1816)
Was Governor of East and West Prüssia before, in 1813, as a Lieutenant-General in Bernadoote’s Army of the North, he defeated Oudinot at Grossbeeren and Ney at Dennewitz, victories that early endorsed the Allied plan to erode Napoleon’s strength by beating his lieutenants. Bülow served under Blücher in 1814-15, leading the Prüssian VI Corps at Waterloo.

Hans David Ludwig, Count Yorck of Wartenberg (1759-1830)
He led Napoleons Prüssian contingent in the Russian Campaign of 1812. After Moscow, he boldly extricated his corps from French control and signed a neutrality pact with the Russians. He fought in Germany and France in 1813-14. An independent man, Blücher said of him, ‘He does nothing but argue, but when he attacks, he gets stuck in like nobody else.

August Count Neithardt of Geneisenau (1760-1831)
Was a Saxon who fought with the Prüssian army from 1786, rising to become Blüchers Chief-of-Staff. After the Peace of Tilsit (1807) he worked with Scharnhorst to reorgianize the Army. His ctitical moment came after Ligny when, with Blücher injured, he took the decision to withdraw on Wavre, so creating the circumstances for the decisive battle at Waterloo

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: Napoleon: The Last Campaigns 1813-15
BY: James Lawford
CONTRIBUTOR: Martin F. Elkins

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 17 January 2017

211 Clemency Grants

Pablo Abrugar Abulencia
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 11, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 205 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Christopher Almaguer
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; causing another to engage in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; March 25, 2005
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment (amended to 360 months’ imprisonment); five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jerry Jerome Anderson
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; continuing criminal enterprise; continuous violations of the Controlled Substances Act by occupying the position of management and organizer; conducting financial transactions with proceeds from illegal drug activities
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; February 19, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2020

Turner Ashe
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and/or distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; October 31, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Roland J. Bailey
Offense:
Unlawful possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine
District/Date:
District of Columbia; December 22, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Terrance Baker
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; May 16, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Timothy Barker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of New York; May 31, 2002
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Darryl K. Barnes
Offense:
Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; October 26, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Blake Demond Beard
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; March 24, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kim Davis Beckstrom
Offense:
Distribution of methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Utah; June 16, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Calvin Biggs
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession of a firearm by a felon
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; December 2, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Anthony Wayne Billings
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base within 1000 feet of a playground
District/Date:
Northern District of West Virginia; May 19, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Wayne Allen Bledsoe, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute “crack” cocaine; aiding and abetting; money laundering
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; December 1, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Robert Booker
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; operate a crack house; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Indiana; April 13, 1995
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Ulysses Simon Bouie
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; June 7, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment

Antwan Boyd
Offense:
Felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 25, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Henry Robert Brown
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, cocaine base, marijuana, and a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Wisconsin; February 7, 2011
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $450,000 money judgment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $450,000 money judgment remitted when his sentence expires.

Michael Dwight Brown
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
District of Maryland; April 17, 2002
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Raymond Brown
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack); possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; August 5, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment plus 60 months’; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Valarian Jaymonn Brown
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 27, 2012
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment

William Brown
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine); possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; January 11, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Damon Burkhalter
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; June 17, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Clarence Rex Burnell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of Wyoming; July 24, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019 and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Latasha Sherri Butler
Offense:
Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 27, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

James Toves Cabaccang
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments
District/Date:
District of Guam; April 1, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Timothy Wayne Calhoun
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; February 28, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Rickey Calloway
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine; attempt possession with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); interstate travel and act in aid of illegal business enterprise involving narcotics (two counts); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; July 17, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Adrian Antoine Campbell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; July 28, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Paul Anthony Cass
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; distribution and possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (11 counts); maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; October 24, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Calvin Caver
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; March 2, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Alberto Chahia
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; October 23, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

John Choate
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; September 11, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Chris Coleman
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; February 12, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment

Kelvin Dandrea Cotton
Offense:
Aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; October 14, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $2,000 fine remitted

Melvin Couch
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 10 kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; February 15, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000,000 forfeiture
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Terrance Cox
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; November 30, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Iris Yolanda Davila
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute more than 1000 grams of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; October 30, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Lawrence Stafford Davis
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; October 30, 2007
Sentence:
228 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Robin Marie Davis
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; August 18, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Quincy Dennis
Offense:
1. Attempt to distribute cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine;

2. Possession of a prohibited object (marijuana) by a federal inmate
District/Date:
1. Southern District of Ohio; September 12, 1997

2. Eastern District of Kentucky; December 13, 2004
Sentence:
1. Life Imprisonment; two years’ supervised release; $30,000 fine;

2. Six months’ imprisonment (consecutive); two years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $30,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Christopher M. DePree
Offense:
Distribution of a substance containing five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; November 14, 2005
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 16, 2017

Vandarrell Leon Doe
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; manufacture of 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; April 25, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment

Donald Wayne Dowling
Offense:
Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute and a controlled substance, methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; August 2, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 15 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Deante Drake
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of West Virginia; May 12, 2008
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Arthur Edmonds
Offense:
Controlled substance; sell, distribute, possess, dispense
District/Date:
District of New Jersey; August 5, 2003
Sentence:
327 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Daryl Edwards
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 18, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Billy Ray Fairley, Sr.
Offense:
Distributed cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; December 12, 2002
Sentence:
288 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Dujuan Farrow
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 7, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Stacey Lane Fisher
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; prohibited person in possession of ammunition
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; June 21, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Carroll Fletcher
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute more than 15 kilograms of cocaine, 1.5 kilograms or more of cocaine base and 20 grams or more of heroin; maintaining a residence for manufacturing, distributing, and using a controlled substance; unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; unlawful possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Columbia; April 19, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Leonard Lyle Fontenot
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, methylenedioxyamphetamine, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; June 7, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Donnell Bartholomew Ford
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering; attempted possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; December 18, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

German Gallegos
Offense:
1. Importing a quantity more than 100 kilograms of marijuana; possessing with intent to distribute a quantity more than 100 kilograms of marijuana;

2. Violation of supervised release (Importation of a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; July 16, 2008
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment;

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (20 months’ concurrent, four consecutive); eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jeffery Garrett
Offense:
Knowingly possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; November 3, 2004
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Darryl C. Gillard
Offense:
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; May 18, 1994
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Ernest Milton Glover
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of phencyclidine
District/Date:
District of Columbia; August 7, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Ernest Gonzalez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; June 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Pablo Gonzalez, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; July 28, 1999
Sentence:
135 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Gragg
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm and ammunition in and affecting interstate commerce by convicted felon; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; August 7, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Rogel Grant
Offense:
Distribution of more than five grams fo cocaine base (“crack”); distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (“crack”); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (“crack”)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; September 19, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Fontelle Ricardo Groves
Offense:
1. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine);

2. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; 1. December 19, 2005; 2. March 7, 2006
Sentence:
1. 51 months’ imprisonment;

2. 262 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); five years’ supervised release, $2,100 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Antonio Merlin Harmon
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; May 13, 2010
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Emma Jean Harmon
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); distribution of marijuana (two counts); distribution of cocaine base (two counts); convicted felon in possession of firearms
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; October 22, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Douglas Eugene Harms
Offense:
Manufacture and distribution of 50 grams or more, of methamphetamine actual, distribution of methamphetamine to a person under age 21; distribution and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine after previous conviction of a felony drug offense; interstate travel or transportation in aid of racketeering enterprise
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; September 16, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 196 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Brian Keith Harvey
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 23, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2018

Julius Shaner Hayes
Offense:
1. Supervised release violation;

2. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of Kansas; 1. March 4, 2004; 2. December 21, 2004
Sentence:
1. 30 months’ imprisonment;

2. 240 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Lionel Joseph Henderson, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; July 28, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Christopher Lamont Hill
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute amd to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of crack cocaine and aiding and abetting (three counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; using a communication facility to facilitate a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 27, 2005
Sentence:
Life plus 84 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months’ imprisonment

Macheo Hill
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting; convicted felon in possession of ammunition and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; August 30, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment

Wesley Hodge
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; July 28, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Roy Lee Hodgkiss
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise; manufacture of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and aiding and abetting; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute same (amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana) and aiding and abetting (18 counts); money laundering and aiding and abetting (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; October 7, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Adrien Tyrell Horne
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack), possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; March 17, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Leonard Hoskins
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; March 13, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Willard Wayne Howard
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; September 4, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

David Louis Hunter
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; August 2, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment

Jesse Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of Nevada; November 18, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment

Robert Jackson, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (three counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; August 21, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Tony Lanier Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; October 1, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Tracy Jackson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; January 28, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jeffrey Matthew Jeanetta
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams or methamphetamine; distribution of in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a felon
District/Date:
District of Minnesota; November 14, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Randy R. Jefferson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; January 24, 2008
Sentence:
294 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Lonnie Jennings
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; January 27, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Audrey Louis Johnson, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, criminal forfeiture
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; March 12, 2010
Sentence:
120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Timmy Nathan Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm; unlawful drug use in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; October 8, 2009
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Timothy Terell Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; June 16, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Tony Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (mixture), 5 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana (mixture)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; September 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Lamell T. Jones
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack); conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); aided and abetted in the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; December 19, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Leonard Jones
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy)
District/Date:
District of Maine; July 21, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Dorian Jordan
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 25, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Randolph Key
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; March 2, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment

Safarra Kimmons
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base;

2. supervised release violation (Distribution in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base)
District/Date:
Northern District of Mississippi; October 8, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Johnny William Lane
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; January 5, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Oscar Lopez, aka Oscar Lopez-Rivera
Offense:
1. Seditious conspiracy; interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence; possession of an unregistered firearm; carrying firearms during the commission of violent crimes; interstate transportation of firearms with the intent to commit violent crimes; interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle (four counts);

2. Conspiracy to escape, to transport explosives with intent to kill and injure people, and to destroy government buildings and property; aiding and abetting travel in interstate commerce to carry on arson (two counts); using a telephone to carry on arson (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; 1. August 11, 1981; 2. February 26, 1988
Sentence:
1. 55 years’ imprisonment

2. 15 years’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.

Johnny Marton Lott
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (three counts); maintaining a residence for the manufacture of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Oklahoma; June 9, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Rodney Lamont Love
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute Dilaudid (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (three counts); felon in possession of firearms (three counts); distribute Dilaudid
District/Date:
Middle District of Tennessee; January 29, 2004
Sentence:
Life plus 55 years’ imprisonment; 15 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Dwight J. Loving
Offense:
Premediated murder; felony murder; attempted murder; armed robbery (four counts);
District/Date:
U.S. Army Court Martial; April 3, 1989
Sentence:
Death sentence, dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances ()
Terms of grant:
Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, on the condition that Loving shall never have any rights, privileges, claims, or benefits arising under the parole and suspension or remission of sentence laws of the United States and the regulations promulgated thereunder governing federal prisoners confined in any penal institution.

Connie Lee Lyons
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess more than 500 grams or cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, attempt to possess 500 grams of more of cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; August 15, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning
Offense:
One specification of wrongful and wanton publication to the internet intelligence belonging to the United States; five specifications of stealing, purloining or knowingly converting U.S. government records; six specifications of willful communication of information relating to the national defense; one specification of willful communication of information in unlawful possession; one specification of willful communication of information relating to the national defense by exceeding authorized access to a U.S. government computer; one specification of willful communication of information relating to the national defense obtained by accessing a U.S. government computer; five specifications of failure to obey order or regulation
District/Date:
U.S. Army Court Martial; August 21, 2013
Sentence:
35 years’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.

Adan Nieves Martinez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substance
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; March 23, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Damand Matthews
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; March 31, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Clemith L. McCray
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (crack) (two counts)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; February 10, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Kevin C. McFerren
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm (three counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; March 19, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Mirackle McGlown
Offense:
Distribution of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; July 10, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Steven McKelvey
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; July 25, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Delvin McKinney
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (four counts); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; July 21, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Alphonse Milan
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (three counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Louisiana; June 12, 2008
Sentence:
212 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Bobby Eugene Mitchell
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base and a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride; use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; April 30, 2008
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment

Tony Mitchell
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in excess of 50 grams; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; September 7, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Silas Junior Mobley
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting the same
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; March 31, 2011
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Tracy Moorehead
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of more of cocaine base after a prior felony drug conviction
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; November 20, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment

Cesar Moreno, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; April 27, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Eduardo Moreno
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; money laundering, aiding and abetting (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; March 30, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Lazaro Moreno
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; April 12, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Luis Moreno
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; April 27, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Doyle Ray Morgan
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; January 28, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Stefan Valenti Mosley
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, more than 50 kilograms of cocaine base and more than one kilogram of PCP; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine (five counts); possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine (three counts); felon in possession
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 13, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Aubrey Valdez Moton
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, five grams or more of cocaine base, and a quantity of marijuana
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; August 27, 2009
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Muff’t Ishmael Mustaafa
Offense:
1. Possession of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by a felon;

2. Possession of a firearm by a felon
District/Date:
1. Central District of Illinois; July 9, 2001

2. Northern District of Illinois; April 30, 2003
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 41 months’ imprisonment (27 months’ consecutive and 14 months’ concurrent); two years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Willie Myers, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of cocaine base and five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; April 15, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment

Andre Nelson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and posses with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 15, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Gregory Newton
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; August 25, 2000
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kenya Lasale Nicholson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base, cocaine powder and marijuana; use of a communication facility to facilitate the distribution of cocaine powder, cocaine base and marijuana (eight counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder, aiding and abetting; attempting to posses with intent to distribute cocaine powder
District/Date:
Western District of Oklahoma; April 28, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment

Wesley Eugene Northington
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; February 5, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Sean Anthony Ogle
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; April 28, 2010
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

Frank Vincent Okiyama
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine

2. Felon in possession of firearms
District/Date:
1. & 2. District of Guam; 1. July 23, 1993 2. September 7, 1993
Sentence:
1. 327 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release

2. 10 years’ imprisonment (consecutive); three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Myron Dejuan Orr
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine (four counts); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; November 12, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Arboleda A. Ortiz
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; aiding and abetting murder in relation of a drug trafficking crime; interstate travel with intent to commit murder for hire
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; December 19, 2000
Sentence:
Death sentence; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

William Ortiz
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Southern District of New York; October 29, 1990
Sentence:
600 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Michael Shavon Pate
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; March 25, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $800 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jose Ramiro Pena
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Montana; October 6, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 15 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

David Javier Perez
Offense:
Distribution of a measurable quantity of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; October 11, 2011
Sentence:
130 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Zeteral Perkins
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base

2. Violation of supervised release (Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; 1. & 2. February 14, 2006
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment;

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Gethsemane Pita
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Hawaii; January 30, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Raul Portillo
Offense:
Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; November 28, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Michael Thomas Potts
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; November 12, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Kenneth Jay Putensen
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine to distribute and possess pseudoephedrine and to possess pseudoephedrine, after being convicted of two felony drug offenses;

2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana)
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; September 25, 2008
Sentence:
1. 264 months’ imprisonment;

2. 46 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Deneise Ann Quintanilla
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; November 1, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Miguel Angel Quintanilla
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; October 3, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Kunta Kenta Redd
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and quantity of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; July 8, 2009
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment

Bobby Wayne Reed
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine 50 grams or more of cocaine base and five kilograms or more of cocaine; distribution of cocaine; opening and maintaining a place for distribution of a controlled substance and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; November 26, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000.00 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Kenneth Louis Reid
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; September 4, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jerrod Richardson
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; May 12, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Rodrikus Marshun Robinson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); possessed with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; July 25, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Michael Sain
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute more that 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride;

2. Failure to appear
District/Date:
Eastern District of Arkansas; 1. January 21, 2000; 2. February 10, 2005
Sentence:
1. 210 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release;

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Nathaniel Salery
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise; distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; May 22, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Bruce Samuels
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and heroin; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; November 30, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Jermaine Darnell Samuels
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (two counts), possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base and marijuana
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; September 17, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment

Axel Santos-Cruz
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; October 30, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Stephen Dale Schnepf
Offense:
Possession of a firearm by a felon; possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number; possession with intent to distribute 32.5 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture after previous convicted of a felony drug offense; use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; November 6, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Adrian Scott
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing heroin and a mixture containing Fentanyl; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing Fentanyl and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of Maryland; June 14, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment

Gino Velez Scott
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine;

2. Supervised release violation (Interstate travel in aid of racketeering)
District/Date:
1. Southern District of Florida; September 28, 2004; 2. Middle District of Florida; October 21, 2004
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment;

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Daryl Joseph Shaw
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Central District Illinois; February 1, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Kandis Karlotta Shipman
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute actual methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 30, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Jeffery Wayne Shondel
Offense:
Manufacture of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; August 18, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Brian Lafonta Smith
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; convicted felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; May 23, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 150 months’ imprisonment

Vincent B. Snyder
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; November 19, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Dwight M. Spencer
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; January 13, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kelzin Squirewell
Offense:
Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; unlawful possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base, less than 500 grams of cocaine, and less than 50 kilograms of marijuana; using and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; November 5, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 138 months’ imprisonment

Douglas Lee Stallworth
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; September 8, 2009
Sentence:
Life 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

Dashon Coverta Starks
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to manufacture and posses with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; manufacturing five grams or more of cocaine base;

2. supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams or cocaine base)
District/Date:
1. Middle District of Florida; April 28, 2006

2. Middle District of Florida; October 31, 2005
Sentence:
1. 360 months’ imprisonment;

2. 48 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 288 months’ imprisonment, or 240 months’ imprisonment

John E. Stewart
Offense:
Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; May 15, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Johnnie Stewart
Offense:
Distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; May 6, 2005
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Duffy Lynn Striker
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); felon in possession of a firearm (three counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; November 4, 2003
Sentence:
430 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Carlton Christopher Sullivan
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of firearm
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 20, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Tyreese R. Taylor
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (two counts); distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; November 15, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Dorminic Thomas
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; July 2, 2004
Sentence:
24 years’ and 4 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Dwight A. Thomas
Offense:
Distribution of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; December 12, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Gary Thomas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; December 6, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Michael Shawn Thomas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of South Dakota; August 14, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Preston Bernard Thomas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 19, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Mark J. Thornton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Southern District of Ohio; February 28, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Curtis Daryle Tinsley
Offense:
Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; May 15, 2007
Sentence:
322 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 271 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Ronald Toms
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense; carry a pistol without a license
District/Date:
District of Columbia; April 11, 1997
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 352 months’ imprisonment

Andres Wilfredo Torriente
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; 2. Violation of supervised release
District/Date:
1. District of South Carolina; 2. District of Kansas; 1. August 20, 2008; 2. January 5, 2009
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 2. 12 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 163 months’ imprisonment

Lulummba Clay Travis
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; June 5, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Jessie L. Traylor
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; use of a telephone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Central District Illinois; January 8, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Yolanda Triana
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Oklahoma; May 19, 2006
Sentence:
181 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Matthew Arrington Turner
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; June 19, 2009
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Warren Lee Underwood
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; attempt to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Eastern District of California; July 28, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

David Vaught
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; January 25, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Ruben Velez
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; November 25, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,500
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment

Rashard Kimako Wagner
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; April 5, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kelly Joe Walker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual after a felony drug conviction; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture after a felony drug conviction
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; August 28, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Raymond M. Walker, III
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base in excess of 5 grams (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; November 9, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment

Timothy Michael Walker
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; April 30, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Tressie Walker
Offense:
Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; April 4, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment;
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2018

Ralph Darrell Warren
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise; conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school; interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprise; false statements in purchase of firearms (three counts); possession of a firearm by prohibited person
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; May 31, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 16 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Kenneth Gary Washington
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine; unlawful use of communication facility (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; March 16, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Timothy Juan Washington
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; November 22, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Gregory Antonio Webber
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack” cocaine; possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; December 2, 2009
Sentence:
322 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Christopher E. Webster
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; June 23, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Terrance Wellons
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (three counts); felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 924 (A)(2); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; April 23, 1999
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Brian Lee Wells
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture at least 500 grams methamphetamine mixture and at least 5 grams methamphetamine actual
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; May 27, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,449.50 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Robert James Pearson White
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; May 11, 2012
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $200,000 forfeiture obligation remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Alfred Leonard Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; July 6, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Dante L. Williams
Offense:
Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; November 21, 2006
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

Kevin Williams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; December 23, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment

Omar Demortius Williams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack cocaine”, a Schedule II narcotic drug controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public school; possession with intent to distribute “crack cocaine”, a Schedule II narcotic drug controlled substance
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 25, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires

Randy Gean Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; money laundering
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 25, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment

Rodney Anton Williamson
Offense:
Conspiracy: distributed cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; December 7, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Eric Wilson
Offense:
Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; recruitment of employees under the age of 18; distribution of a controlled substance (12 counts); use of a communication facility, namely a telephone, in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (17 counts); laundering of monetary instruments; possession and use of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; March 10, 1997
Sentence:
Life plus five years’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 424 months’ imprisonment

Jermaine Ali Wilson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride; attempt to possess with intent to distribute approximately one kilogram of cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; January 22, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

John F. Winkelman, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and being over the age of 18, distributed or aided the distribution of cocaine to individuals under the age of 21; distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine (four counts); possession with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine, aid and abet; possession of firearm in furtherance of felony drug trafficking offenses
District/Date:
Middle District of Pennsylvania; December 12, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Terry Woods
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; February 23, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment

Keith Wooten
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of New Jersey; April 2, 2001
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Brenz Kaiwaena Wright
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; September 15, 2006
Sentence:
327 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment

Michael Wayne Wright
Offense:
Conspiracy to posses with intent to distribute crack; possession with intent to distribute crack (three counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; August 11, 1995
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017

Richard Arthur Wright
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); manufacturing of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Central District of California; March 19, 2001
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

William Charles Wright
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; June 23, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 19 December 2016

153 Clemency Grants

Kendrick Tyshawn Akins
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to manufacture or distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; April 30, 2012
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Dale Wayne Aldridge
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute at least 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; January 28, 2011
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Demetri D. Alexander
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture cocaine base “crack” and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base “crack”; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of Kansas; July 24, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Billy Mel Alford
Offense:
Importation of a quantity of marijuana (three counts); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana (three counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; July 27, 1998
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine (July 22, 1997); amended to 480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $150,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $150,000 fine remitted at the time of his release.

Antonio Jose Alonzo
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substances
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; January 7, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 292 months’ imprisonment.

Maurice Anderson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; October 20, 2006
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Orasama Andrews
Offense:
1. Distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base

2. Supervised release violation (Distribution of cocaine base)
District/Date:
1. Middle District of Georgia; December 17, 2009

2. Middle District of Georgia; December 17, 2009
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Darrell Atkins
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver cocaine and crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine (three counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; July 23, 1996
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Hilario Avila
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine

2. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine)
District/Date:
1. Central District of California; March 6, 2006

2. Central District of California; May 9, 2005
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 33 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Handy Bailey, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; April 24, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Darryl Jerome Baker
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; May 22, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 360 months’ imprisonment.

Johnny Ray Basham
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony
District/Date:
Northern District of Oklahoma; January 11, 2001
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Rodney Bates
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 24.1 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; August 10, 2006
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 31, 2017.

Roger Jerome Baylor
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; March 23, 2007
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (December 13, 2010); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (February 14, 2013)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment.

Lee Henry Berry
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute less than five grams of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine; felon in possession of one or more firearms
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; December 20, 2007
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Peter Christian Boulette
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); felon in possession of a firearm

2. Possession of a firearm by a convicted person; possession of an unregistered firearm
District/Date:
1. Northern District of Alabama; March 13, 2007

2. Eastern District of Arkansas; March 3, 2008
Sentence:
1. 600 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 87 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Gregory R. Boyd
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
District of Montana; July 18, 2007
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Willie Brazile
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 10, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Jason C. Brown
Offense:
Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; February 11, 2004
Sentence:
324 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jermaine Brown
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; June 13, 2016
Sentence:
548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 8, 2011); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment.

Reuben Bullock
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of New York; October 30, 2006
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Amilcar Butler
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Tennessee; July 26, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Arthur Lee Butler, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; November 18, 2009
Sentence:
120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jonathan Rodrico Carter
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; January 19, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Maurice Davon Cawthon
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a shotgun in relation to a drug trafficking offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of an unregistered firearm with an overall length of less than 26 inches, including a barrel of less than 18 inches
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; December 17, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $600 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Emilio Chase
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school
District/Date:
Northern District of West Virginia; June 22, 2005
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $1,100 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Calvin Lavan Clark
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; September 17, 2008
Sentence:
354 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Leonard A. Clement
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base and possessing with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; November 6, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Troy V. Cleveland
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack,” use of persons under 18 years to distribute, and distribute “crack” to persons under 18 years of age; distribute 50 grams or more of “crack”
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; March 18, 1994
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 328 months’ imprisonment.

Keith O. Cobb
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. § 1956 (a)(1)(B)(i) — money laundering
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; April 7, 1995
Sentence:
400 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gregory Anthony Collins
Offense:
Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; employing a person under 18 in drug trafficking; money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; April 10, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Jeremy Conner
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; October 26, 2011
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 10, 2008); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Adrian Lyndell Cook
Offense:
1. Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base

2. Supervised release violation (possession with intent to distribute cocaine base)
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Virginia; October 24, 2013

2. Eastern District of Virginia; August 5, 2009
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 6, 2008); amended to 168 months’ imprisonment

2. 60 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Richard David Courville
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; April 23, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine; $6,146 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Theartis Daniels
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 1, 2006
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Michael Leroy Darity
Offense:
Conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture and distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; January 29, 1998
Sentence:
384 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 308 months’ imprisonment (January 18, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Larry Lamont Davie
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; January 8, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Travis Davis
Offense:
Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; August 31, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 280 months’ imprisonment (March 13, 2009)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Milton DeJesus-Bones
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; January 30, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 360 months’ imprisonment.

Terrance Terell Dendy
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm in connection with a felony
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; May 25, 2010
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Marcus Louis Diaz
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; February 21, 2001
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Anthony Timothy Dodd
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; May 25, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 240 months’ imprisonment.

Curtis Drayton
Offense:
Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; May 22, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Enoch Edison
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, and marijuana
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 7, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

George Ralph Ellis
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing marijuana; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; July 18, 2005
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Korell Ellis
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base; use or carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; March 12, 2002
Sentence:
295 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $14,330 fine; amended to 248 months’ imprisonment (October 7, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $14,330 fine remitted.

Samuel Stevens Farmer
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (four counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 15, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Travis Nathaniel France
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; December 8, 2009
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $450 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Tammie Twyone Francis
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; June 28, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Marcus Emile Franklin
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; April 21, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Paul Free
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of marijuana
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; June 14, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Cecil Ray Frye, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking felony (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; December 4, 2003
Sentence:
548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $9,546 restitution; amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (September 11, 2007)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Angel Garcia-Bercovich
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 100 or more kilograms of marijuana
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; April 7, 2008
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Anthony DeWayne Gillis
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; false statements (three counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (six counts); possession of a sawed-off shotgun
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; October 14, 2005
Sentence:
1,748 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 1,711 months’ imprisonment (November 2, 2010); amended to 1,681 months’ imprisonment (December 28, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Aaron Glasscock
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; February 17, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Alpidio Gonzalez
Offense:
1. Violation of the Federal Controlled Substance Act

2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana)
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Louisiana; March 12, 2008

2. Eastern District of Louisiana; May 16, 2008
Sentence:
1. 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release

2. 37 months’ imprisonment (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Franklin Goodwin, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base or possess with intent to distribute or distribute cocaine; use of a communication facility to facilitate the offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Kansas; October 28, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; one year’s supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Gary Lee Gordon
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Montana; January 25, 2008
Sentence:
290 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 220 months’ imprisonment (October 1, 2009)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

Willie Goudeau
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; September 20, 2006
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine; amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (October 27, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

Robert James Graves
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; June 8, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffrey Gray
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
District of Delaware; December 22, 2008
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; lifetime supervised release; amended to 384 months’ imprisonment (December 22, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

John Gronski
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Wyoming; May 14, 2001
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Joseph Lee Gulledge, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; April 6, 2009
Sentence:
120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Gregory J. Hall
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of more than 5 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 21, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Cullen Reed Harris
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine; manufacture of more than 1,000 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 27, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $50,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 420 months’ imprisonment.

Demetrius Carvon Harris
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of Minnesota; August 6, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 17, 2017.

Gerald Anthony Harris
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; June 18, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $3,000 fine remitted.

Charles B. Harrison
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 30, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 144 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Malcolm Hartzog
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
Southern District of Mississippi; March 3, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Chalmers Lavette Hendricks
Offense:
Conspiracy to violate narcotic laws (cocaine); possession/distribution cocaine (crack); possession of a firearm by convicted felon during drug trafficking crime; possession of firearm/ammunition by convicted felon (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; October 26, 1995
Sentence:
Life plus 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to life plus 60 months’ imprisonment (March 6, 1998)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Larry Darvell Henricks
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine (two counts); possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute (four counts); using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense (two counts)
District/Date:
District of Montana; October 13, 1995
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Larry Dwayne Hill
Offense:
Aiding and abetting to conspire to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; February 2, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

James David Hinkle
Offense:
Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); use or possess a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; September 13, 2004
Sentence:
375 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Clifton Ladell Holmes
Offense:
Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern
District/Date:
District of Michigan; August 29, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Michael Dwayne Holmes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts); use of a communication facility to commit a controlled substance offense; distribution of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; establishment of a place for the manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; October 2, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Daryl Lain Hook
Offense:
Manufacture methamphetamine; possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Oklahoma; April 2, 1998
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Cheryl Howard
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; April 21, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jack Howton
Offense:
Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; attempted to knowingly possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine; knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distributed a mixture of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; attempted intimidation to influence testimony of witness (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; February 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Terry Conlenzo Huffman
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack” cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; September 12, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of $3,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

George Edward Ingram, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base “crack”
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; June 16, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.

Derrick Isom
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Rhode Island; February 15, 2008
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Corey Jacobs
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; aid and abet the possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base (13 counts); interstate travel in aid of narcotics trafficking (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; May 22, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months’ imprisonment.

Steven P. James
Offense:
Knowingly and intentionally distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack); Knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate, and agree to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 13, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mario Burtram Janssen
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with attempt to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; failure to appear
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; March 1, 2007
Sentence:
222 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Harold Dean Jones
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts); distribution of heroin; possession with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; May 10, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Tyrelle Deyon Jones
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 5, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Robert Joyner
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; November 1, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Ray Thomas Kelly, II
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine

2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine
District/Date:
1. Southern District of Indiana; September 9,2005

2. Western District of Pennsylvania; April 17, 2008
Sentence:
1. 70 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release

2. 240 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 191 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Stanley Knox
Offense:
Continuing criminal enterprise; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to facilitate distribution of cocaine base (seven counts); attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a high school (two counts); use of a communication facility to facilitate the attempted distribution of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Mississippi; April 12, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Dana William Lasich
Offense:
Conspiracy, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of South Dakota; March 12, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Nathaniel Law
Offense:
Narcotics conspiracy; maintaining a residence for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using a controlled substance; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (five counts); distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more cocaine base; distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
District of Columbia; April 19, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 12 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Walter Byron Lewis
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 23, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gerardo Leyva
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled substance; money laundering
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; October 20, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Kevin B. Lockhart
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of Rhode Island; October 8, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Donald Steven Looney
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; June 2, 2016
Sentence:
548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mary Beth Looney
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; June 2, 2016
Sentence:
548 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 19, 2006); amended to 511 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 211 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Clinton Stanley Matthews
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and heroin; distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine (five counts); possess with intent to distribute heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; November 30, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Dennis Scott McCullough
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 27, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Demond Trevino McFadden
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base;
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 14, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 120 months’ imprisonment (January 21, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Ralph McIver
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (three counts); attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; March 3, 1998
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Schearean Jean Means
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana; use of a communication facility to commit, cause or facilitate commission of drug felony (five counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; May 29, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Benjamin Meneses, III
Offense:
Distribution of a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of Alaska; April 17, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Daniel L. Morgan
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to use and carry firearms in relation to a drug trafficking crime; using and carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; February 7, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Kareem Myers
Offense:
Distribution of five or more grams of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; March 16, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,200 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of $1,200 remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Shelia Rochelle Neal
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; June 4, 2010
Sentence:
120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jamael Aaron Nettles
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; simple possession of marijuana
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; August 15, 2006
Sentence:
365 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; amended to 293 months’ imprisonment (June 4, 2008); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (January 30, 2012); amended to 188 months’ imprisonment (July 9, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Kari Nicole Parks
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and oxycontin
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; September 9, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charles Anthony Perry
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; maintaining a place for the distribution of a controlled substance; distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Oklahoma; June 23, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Lamont Pollard
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine base, carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; August 11, 2006
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Lawrence Maurice Powe
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute schedule II (cocaine) controlled substance; Possess with intent to distribute schedule II (cocaine) controlled substance; use of firearm in a drug trafficking felony (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; July 28, 1992
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release: $100,000 fine; $900,000 forfeiture obligation
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of $900,000 forfeiture obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Chad Christopher Pyne
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; August 19, 2004
Sentence:
200 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (January 5, 2006)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Timothy Orlando Rainey
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Alabama; June 21, 1995
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months’ imprisonment.

Terrance Range
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; June 13, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Aaron Duane Rees
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; use of a minor to manufacture methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; November 29, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Fabian Roberson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Southern District of Ohio; April 3, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Sean Anthony Robinson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (three counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; December 21, 2006
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (November 23, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Delanjun L. Rogers
Offense:
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 7, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Anthony Dewon Rose
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, aka “crack”; possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of MDMA, aka “ecstasy”
District/Date:
Northern District of Oklahoma; August 26, 2008
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Shawn Sadler
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; July 17, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Lawrence Samuels, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
Northern District of Oklahoma; October 3, 2005
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Angel Santana
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 24, 1993
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

William Keith Schanck
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of ephedrine; possession of hydriotic acid; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; January 30, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Todd Alan Scofield
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess a controlled substance; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; distribution of a controlled substance (two counts)
District/Date:
District of South Dakota; December 6, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Terence Devon Scott
Offense:
Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; February 26, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Derrick Lamont Smith
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; May 31, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Stacia Smith
Offense:
Narcotics conspiracy; use of a telephone in drug conspiracy (two counts); using/carrying a firearm in relation to a drug offense
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; October 26, 2005
Sentence:
252 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Melissa Ann Sosa
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; August 5, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Steven Blair Speal
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (two counts)
District/Date:
District of Kansas; October 30, 1997
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terry Earl Stewart
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine; aiding and abetting in the possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 28, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 327 months’ imprisonment.

Kenneth Stover, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana; unlawful use of a communication facility (two counts); felon in possession of ammunition; use of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; August 27, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2017.

Michael Stradford
Offense:
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of New Jersey; July 16, 2008
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jerry Strahan
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; February 23, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kenneth Demon Terry
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base

2. Willful failure to surrender for service of sentence
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Missouri; November 3, 2006

2. Eastern District of Missouri; September 24, 2007
Sentence:
1. 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release

2. 15 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); two years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 19, 2018.

Don Thomas, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute narcotics (five kilograms or more of cocaine); possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of Maryland; May 19, 2006
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Tracy Maurice Thomas
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base (crack); using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; December 17, 2014
Sentence:
437 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 13, 2009); amended to 420 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jerry Lee Thompson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute less than five grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; August 30, 2001
Sentence:
312 months’ imprisonment; 12 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Raphael Marice Tinsley
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 13, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Tyrone Trader
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (four counts); distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (three counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; September 29, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark David Turner
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of pseudoephedrine (precursor chemical) knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (two counts); using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense (two counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture and possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine (two counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; November 12, 2002
Sentence:
481 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Vincent Lee Twiggs, II
Offense:
Possession of five grams or more of a substance containing cocaine base with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; March 27, 2009
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Darnell L. Walker
Offense:
Conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; possession of firearm by convicted felon (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; December 26, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Lafayette Maurice Washington
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; May 18, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jeffrey Scott Welch
Offense:
Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (two counts); unlawful possession of a firearm
District/Date:
District of Arizona; December 10, 1992
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Gary Dean White
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; June 22, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Albert Wilborn
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Indiana; May 1, 2009
Sentence:
204 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Billy Dee Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; using/carrying firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; July 11, 2006
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months’ imprisonment.

Derwayne A. Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base 50 grams or more (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; October 6, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jaycee Williams, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; December 13, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Kevin Wise
Offense:
Unlawful distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Columbia; May 11, 2001
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Jason Allen Woody
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of West Virginia; October 10, 2006
Sentence:
312 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 19, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Harold Dwight Wooten
Offense:
Conspiracy: Possession with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; September 1, 1998
Sentence:
298 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Delmar Anton Zeigler
Offense:
Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and aiding and abetting; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Western District of Oklahoma; August 25, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

Michael Antwan Zone
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; August 23, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 18, 2017.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

World War One: Greece and Mesopotamia

By the summer 1918 an Allied army had been sitting in northern Greece for three years, sucking in ever greater resources in manpower, material and shipping; the legacy of the soaring vision in spring 1915 of outflanking the Western Front by marching on Vienna via the Balkans. At the beginning of 1916, after the final failure at Gallipoli and the collapse of Serbia, the Allied Commander-in-Chief at Salonika, the French General Maurice Sarrail, proceeded to construct an elaborate 70-mile long defensive perimeter round the port, in order to hold it against an expected Bulgarian offensive coming out of the mountains to the north. The attack never came; the Allied bridgehead in technically neutral Greece became, in a derisive German phrase, ‘the greatest internment camp in the world’, already containing 90,000 British and 60,000 French troops. Italians came to join the throng; two Russian brigades as well. Here the remnants of the Serbian army rallied and prepared for their revenge.

In September 1916 the Allied forces at long last launched an offensive of their own, striking into the forbiddingly wild mountains between Greece and Serbia where the Bulgarians, with a stiffening of Germans, had dug themselves in with skill. Painfully the Allies drove the enemy from crest to crest as the mud of autumn gave way to the first blizzards of winter. Finally in November, the French captured the town of Monastir, whereupon the Balkan campaign reverted to trenches for the winter. Not in till April and May 1917 did the allies try again, attacking a series of steep and naked mountain ridges that extended along Greece’s borders with Albania, Serbia, and Bulgaria. The Standard Great War tactical pattern repeated itself: breakdown communications and control in the attacking forces; slaughter of troops in the open by emplaced guns and machine guns; small gains of ground. The allied ‘ Army of the Orient’, now at its peak strength of 600,000 men, reverted to the defensive again. In June 1917 the ever-deeper Allied involvement in Greece’s internal affairs reached a climax with the enforced deposition of King Constantine in favour of his son, and the entry of Greece into the war under the pro-allied Venizelos. Militarily little further was to happen on the Greek front for another fourteen months. Malaria caused the bulk of the allied casualties. Men passed through the hospitals more than once, so that while a total of 409,000 British served at Salonika, the total sick rose to 481,000, a ratio of 1,103 hospital admissions for sickness alone per 1,000 men; a staggering figure which underlines the campaign’s waste and futility.

The Turks

In the Middle East, too, a major campaign had grown from small beginnings, eventually to swallow nearly 1,200,000 British Empire troops. In 1914 the Turkish Empire extended over the modern territories of Syria, the Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and down the red sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Turkish forces therefore menaced the Suez Canal, Britain’s imperial lifeline between the Mother Country and India, Australia and New Zealand, and Indian and Anzac units were dispatched to Egypt, a British Protectorate, in order to defend the Canal. Early in 1915 the expected Turkish offensive materialized. Twenty thousand men marched through the heart of the Sinai Desert, when Egyptians and Israelis were to clash a half century later, and sought to cross the Canal. The defenders repulsed the Turks easily in what were hardly more than skirmishes.

Nonetheless, the British remained anxious lest the Turks should return in greater strength. They therefore dug a powerful defense system behind the Canal and built up the imperial garrison in Egypt to 100,000 by the end of 1915. Conscious of their new strength, the British cautiously pushed forward across the Sinai. On 21 December 1916 El Arish, on the border of Palestine, fell. Lloyd George, who had just become War Premier,, now saw a wonderful opportunity of winning a prize that would make better headlines in 1917 than another slog on the Western Front: the capture of Jerusalem, the Holy City of three religions. In January British imperial forces Under General Sir Archibald Murray advanced into Palestine. On 24 March he attacked Gaza, garrisoned by 4,000 Turks. The plan was bold: a frontal infantry assault from the south, coupled with a cavalry sweep round the Turkish rear. The execution was muddled. By the time the infantry, after much confusion and loss, had fought its way into the city, the cavalry commander, believing the infantry had failed, had withdrawn his cordon from the Turkish rear. The Turkish reinforcements poured in, and the next day, amid more confusion, the British fell back.

Three weeks later Murray tried again, this time with a single simple frontal attack by three infantry divisions against a ridge protecting Gaza from the south. This was a complete failure that cost Murray his command.

His successor, General Sir Edmund Allenby, lately commanding the Third Army on the Western Front, fully lived up to his nickname of the “Bull” both in physique and character. A cavalry man, he now proceeded to make maximum use of his splendid Australian horsemen and of the opportunities for mobile warfare offered by the sweeping plains of southern Palestine. ON 32 October he launched the Third Battle of Gaza. Carefully planted false information together with a feint attack convinced the enemy command that main British effort would fall yet again on the coastal sector round Gaza. Instead Allenby seized Beersheba, the eastern hinge of the Turkish line, in a surprise attack, and sent his cavalry riding on for the sea across the Turkish rear. On 6 November a final Blow at the Turkish centre, between Gaza and Beersheba, brought about the collapse of the enemy defense. Allenby’s forces pushed on north through the cypress sheltered orange groves to capture the ancient port of Jaffa; then swung east to clime the twisting road through the Judaean hills to Jerusalem on their crest. After briefly fighting on the rocky hillsides round the city, the Turks fell back northwards to Nablus. On 11 December 1917 Allenby entered Jerusalem, walking on foot, and Lloyd George had his desired Christmas present to cheer up the British people after a grim year. Nevertheless Allenby’s successes had by no means knocked Turkey out of the war., let alone inflicted damage on Germany. The Campaign in Palestine had almost another year to run before it reached its final dead-end.

Turkish Mesopotamia (Iraq)

British sea-power dependent of oil from the Persian oilfields at the head of Persian Gulf at the port of Abadan and vital pipeline running inland around Azwaz demanded securing.

On 6 November 1914 the day after the Turkish declaration of war and infantry brigade group from India began to land near Basra; its mission to protect Persian oilfields and pipelines. On 21 November Basra fell, and the British pushed up stream to Al Qirnah on the Tigris. Another British force marched to the Persian town of Ahwaz and, after various skirmishes, eliminated the menace of raiding Turks and Arabs. In April 1915 a Turkish attempt to recapture Basra was beaten off.

The British had thus fully accomplished their original purpose. The Government of India ( which was responsible for the expedition) looked further, to Baghdad, the fabulous medieval city of the Caliphs, some500 miles up the Euphrates from Basra. Purely military considerations too enticed the British command to deepen their bridgehead round Basra; not least the apparent feebleness of the Turkish Army. At the end of August the British began the long march to Baghdad, with shade temperatures exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Such an adventure along a river winding through a desert demanded copious river transport and a well-organized base and supply port at Basra. The Government of India and the Indian Army, used to punitive expeditions against the Pathan, had provided neither. To all the usual drawbacks of hasty improvisation the Indian authorities added their own brand of incompetence and muddle. Despite a supple bottleneck at Basra and a desperate shortage of river craft, the field force commander, Charles Townshend, a bold general who modelled himself on the young Bonaparte, pushed rapidly on, gambling on reaching Baghdad before his precarious lines of communication starved him to a halt. On 22 November 1915 he attack the Turks entrenched in a position at Ctesiphon, some 20 miles from Baghdad. Townshend’s plan was to hold the Turks with a frontal assault while he hooked around their left flank. Unfortunately his available force was not large enough to carry out such a plan. Turkish artillery and machine guns took fearful toll of British and Indian troops advancing across ground as flat and devoid of cover as a table; Townshend’s attacking infantry lost more than half its effectives killed and wounded. Under the shadow of the great ruined Arch of Ctesiphon, all that remained of that ancient city. Townshend’s hope of reaching Baghdad finally died. He fell back into the mud built Arab town of Kut-al-Amarah, where his superiors instructed him to stand fast pending the arrival of fresh forces. Soon he and his army were cut off and under siege.

Now began the real time of horror for the British and Indian soldiers in Mesopotamia. The continued supply bottleneck at the port of Basra and the lack of river craft(Thames pleasure steamers were sent all the way to the Persian Gulf under their own steam, as part of desperate efforts at remedy) placed tight limits on the size of the relief force. Its commander, Lieutenant General Sir Fenton Aylmer, strove again and again to break through the Turkish defense and recue Townshend in Kut. The Turkish losses were equal in proportion to the number of troops engaged to the losses in any battle on the Western Front. In Mesopotamia there existed no well-organized and thoroughly equipped medical service as in France, but a Crimean style shambles, thanks to the incompetence of the Government of India and the Indian Army medical administration. Men lay with untreated, gangrenous wounds amid their own excreta on the decks of vessels making their slow way down the primitive base hospital at Basra. One eye witness describes the arrival of one of these craft: “When the Mejidieh was about three hundred yards off, it looked as if she were festooned with ropes. The stench when she was close was quite definite, and I found that what I mistook for ropes were dried stalactites of human feces. The patients were so crowed and huddled together on the ship that they could not preform the offices of nature clear of the ship….”

On 29 April 1916 the 13,000 strong garrison of Kut al-Amarah, out of food and out of hope, surrendered; a disaster to British arms that made the same kind of impact on British and world opinion as to the fall of Tobruk in the Second World War.

Now at last the muddle and hasty improvisation gave way to thorough, business like organization. Responsibility for Mesopotamia was transferred from the Government of India to the British War Office. A first class fighting soldier and military organizer, General Sir Stanley Maude, became Army Command. Civilian experts and abundant resources turned Basra into an efficient supply port. The transport system and medical services were reorganized and vastly expanded. The army in Mesopotamia grew to a ration strength of 150,000; the field force itself to 72,000.

In December 1916 Maude, outnumbering the Turks three to one in troops and with ample artillery, began a systemic advance on Baghdad. Winter rains, transforming the Mesopotamian plain into a clinging morass, did not help his march. The paradox was seen of ferocious trench warfare in the middle of an empty desert, because the need for drinking water and dependence on the Euphrates for transportation normally prevented wide turning movements. However Maude did succeed in out flanking the powerful Turkish position that had defied British attempts to relieve Kut, by marching up the other bank of the river to threaten the enemy communications. Violently attacked in front at the same time, the Turks gave way and by 24 February 1917 were in full retreat towards Baghdad. Kut al-Amarah fell once more to British hands. On the 11 March, after vain Turkish resistance, Baghdad its self was captured; another close packed and malodorous Mesopotamian slum.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: The Great War
BY: Correlli Barnett
CONTRIBUTOR: Cade Pommeraan

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 22 November 2016

81 Clemency Grants

Lawrence Daro Adams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; July 20, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Tyrone Allen
Offense:
Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 25, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Anthony Arthur
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack cocaine”
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; August 3, 2005
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Lisa Woods Ball
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; March 3, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Curtis A. Beasley
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more but less than 50 grams of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; August 16, 2004
Sentence:
408 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Efrem Berry
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine, aka MDMA
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; November 9, 2006
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Albert Betemit
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute in excess of five kilograms of powder cocaine and 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts); distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts); distribution in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts); unlawful use of a communication facility
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; September 25, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Carroll Edgar Blevins, Jr.
Offense:
1. Distribution of methamphetamine (two counts)

2. Supervised release violation (possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts))
District/Date:
1. Western District of Virginia; November 3, 2006

2. Western District of Virginia; November 3, 2006
Sentence:
1. 188 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release

2. 51 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); one year’s supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kerwin Blount
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Connecticut; May 18, 2000
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Tramiere Broughton
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; October 3, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Thomas Brown
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; October 24, 1989
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2017.

Christopher Carlton Bryson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana, each a schedule I controlled substance, and cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”), each a schedule II controlled substance; money laundering
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; February 9, 2001
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Earl Cain
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Massachusetts; February 15, 2001
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Christopher Michael Calloway
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; June 9, 2008
Sentence:
181 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 18, 2007); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Jermaine Lewis Carter
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; April 24, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jimmy Carter, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride (two counts); possession of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; September 23, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark Clifton
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack) and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; May 28, 1997
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $7,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, and unpaid balance of $7,500 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Dewayne Damper
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Mississippi; May 12, 2004
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $4,500 fine (April 20, 1999); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $4,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Johnny Davis
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 4, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Roy Edward Detreville, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; February 8, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Luis Diaz
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 1, 2015
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 25, 1996); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

William Henry Dudley
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; April 27, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Reginald Leon Edwards
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; October 22, 2008
Sentence:
181 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $400 fine (August 3, 2007); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Timothy John Ehrmann
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and ecstasy; aiding and abetting to distribute ecstasy (two counts); aiding and abetting to distribute methamphetamine (three counts); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Minnesota; September 12, 2016
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 5, 2004); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 228 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

P.W. Ferguson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of cocaine base, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; May 31, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Darryl D. Fields
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; June 8, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Timothy Fields
Offense:
Conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute controlled substance, aiding and abetting (three counts); use and carry firearm during drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; February 16, 1994
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 465 months’ imprisonment.

Tyris Ford
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); distribution of cocaine base (“crack”) or possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; January 5, 2001
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Eric Cornell Foster
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; December 11, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 175 months’ imprisonment.

Osvaldo Richard Gonzalez
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; September 7, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Jamere Ireadus Hall
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; felon in possession of firearm
District/Date:
District of Maryland; August 1, 2005
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

Avery Hardy
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Georgia; January 12, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Donikki Hardy
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 5, 2014
Sentence:
480 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 26, 2002); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (October 28, 2008); amended to 299 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

William Crawford Hardy, III
Offense:
Distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; February 7, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Robert Jeffrey Harris
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; December 12, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

Jeff Hendricks
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine; conspiracy to possess a List I chemical to manufacture methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; April 1, 2016
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 9, 2002); amended to 324 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Warren Lavell Jackson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; March 7, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Timothy Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 28, 2006
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Paul Kinney
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; December 19, 2014
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 19, 2006); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Daniel Lee Larsen
Offense:
Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; conspiracy or attempt to manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); establishment of a manufacture operation; possession of a listed chemical (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense
District/Date:
District of Utah; January 7, 2002
Sentence:
384 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Darrius Lewis
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Mississippi; May 20, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Robert Lum
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Hawaii; November 28, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Karliss Lyttle
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; April 22, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ryan W. Magro
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of Massachusetts; May 22, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Orlando Keith McCord
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; April 19, 2007
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Donna Sue McDaniel
Offense:
Distribution of 219.6 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; September 27, 1996
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

John E. McNeill
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP; conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP
District/Date:
District of Kansas; February 23, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Frantz Michel
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; November 2, 2015
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 31, 2003); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (November 1, 2011); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Vernard Mitchell
Offense:
Unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a person convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year; unlawful possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; unlawful possession with intent to distribute heroin; unlawful possession with intent to distribute cannabis
District/Date:
District of Columbia; March 30, 2007
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Robert L. Moffitt
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; maintaining a drug-involved premises (two counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; January 12, 2012
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (April 10, 2006); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Ward Everette Mohler
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine; distribution of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (three counts); carry firearm during drug trafficking (two counts); possession of firearm by a convicted felon (two counts); distribution of methamphetamine (nine counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; March 18, 2016
Sentence:
469 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (April 23, 1992); amended to 436 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 22, 2016.

Michael Toriano Morris
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; November 23, 2015
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 19, 2004); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Jerry Lee Mutchler
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; February 4, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Victor Robert Nava, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana; distribution of marijuana; possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; distribution of hydrocodone; possession of morphine with intent to distribute; possession of codeine with intent to distribute
District/Date:
District of Montana; May 22, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment.

Cathy Lea Neal
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; September 24, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017.

Jose Otero
Offense:
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute
District/Date:
District of Massachusetts; June 29, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Tilman Rufus Partin
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; October 10, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mario A. Powell
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; April 16, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Roosevelt Terence Jerome Rayford
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, possess, or dispense cocaine base (crack) or marijuana
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; April 29, 2004
Sentence:
326 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (July 1, 2003); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Eddie James Reed
Offense:
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:
Middle District of Georgia; February 28, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jose Rodriguez
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of New Jersey; August 28, 2015
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine (April 27, 2006); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

Cynthia Valdez Shank
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute more than five kilograms of powder cocaine, 50 grams of cocaine base, and/or 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); possession with intent to distribute 40 pounds of marijuana
District/Date:
Western District of Michigan; February 29, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

Artis Sherman
Offense:
Conspiracy in the possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; November 30, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Carnell Smith
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute mixtures containing cocaine

2. Possession of a prohibited object by a prison inmate; February 11, 2001
District/Date:
1. Northern District of Illinois; January 5, 2012

2. Eastern District of Arkansas
Sentence:
1. 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release

2. Seven months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Marco Strickland
Offense:
Attempted possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; October 24, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 168 months’ imprisonment.

Tony Taylor
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack) (five counts); distribution and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; December 4, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 293 months’ imprisonment.

Deborah Theeler
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine following two prior felony convictions
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; September 18, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Damarlon Cenaka Thomas
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Michigan; November 20, 2008
Sentence:
230 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Dexter Bert Tyson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and a mixture containing cocaine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base and cocaine, aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine, aiding and abetting (two counts); possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, aiding and abetting, felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition
District/Date:
District of Maryland; January 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Lavan Maurice Walker
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of heroin (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; March 9, 2004
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Jamie Warfield
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; July 20, 2005
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017

Lamar Webster
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; money laundering conspiracy; money laundering
District/Date:
District of Montana; April 17, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Sterling Kenneth Westberry
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 15, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Travis L. Wilken
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of actual methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Utah; February 2, 2006
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 22, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Derrick Maurice Williams
Offense:
Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; November 2, 2000
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 21, 2017.

Jacobi Lamont Williams
Offense:
Distributed cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; August 24, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Nelson Williams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); distribution of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; July 21, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 22, 2017.

Darvell D. York
Offense:
Delivery of a controlled substance
District/Date:
Northern District of Illinois; January 8, 2007
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Myron Young
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; July 20, 2010
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

World War One: The Last Campaigns

Meuse-Argonne, 26 September – 11 November 1918. At the end of August Marshal Foch had submitted plane to the national commanders for a final offensive along the entire Western Front, with the objective of driving the enemy out of France before winter and ending the war in the spring of 1919. The basis for his optimism was the success of Allied attacks all along the front in August. Furthermore, he pointed out, the Allies already had active operations in progress between the Moselle and Meuse, the Oise and Aisne, and on the Somme and Lys Rivers. Foch acknowledged that the Germans could stave off immediate defeat by an orderly evacuation combined with destruction of materiel and communications. Therefore the overall aim of the fall offensive would be to prevent a step-by-step enemy retirement. As Foch anticipated, the Germans eventually contributed to the success of his strategy. Their High Command could not bring itself to sacrifice the huge stores collected behind the front lines, and so delayed the withdrawal of its armies.

Foch’s great offensive, planned to begin in the last week of September, called for a gigantic pincers movement with the objective of capturing Aulnoye and Mézières, the two key junctions in the lateral rail system behind the German front. Lose of either of these junctions would hamper seriously the German withdrawal. Despite grumbling from the English that they lacked the necessary manpower, a chiefly British army was assigned the teak of driving toward Aulnoye. The A.E.F. was designated for the southern arm of the pincers, the thrust on Mézières. Simultaneously the Belgian-French-British army group in Flanders would drive toward Ghent, and the French armies in the Oise-Aisne region would exert pressure all along their front to lend support to the pincers attack.

Pershing decided to strike his heaviest blow in a zone about 20 miles wide between the Heights of the Meuse on the east and the western edge of the high, rough, and densely wooded Argonne Forest. This is difficult terrain, broken by a central north-south ridge that dominates the valleys of the Meuse and Aire Rivers. Three heavily fortified places-Montfaucon, Cunel, and Barricourt-as well as numerous strong points barred the way to penetration of the elaborate German defenses in depth that extended behind the entire front. This fortified system consisted of three main defense lines backed up by a fourth line less well-constructed. Pershing hoped to launch an attack with enough momentum to drive through these lines into the open area beyond, where his troops could then strike at the exposed German flanks and, in a coordinated drive with the French Fourth Army coming up on the left, could cut the Sedan- Mézières railroad.

The task of assembling troops in the concentration area between Verdun and the Argonne was complicated by the fact that many American unite were currently engaged in the St. Mihiel battle. Some 600,000 Americans had to be moved into the Argonne sector while 220,000 French moved out. Responsibility for solving this tricky logistical problem fell to Col. George C. Marshall, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), First Army. In the ten-day period after St. Mihiel the necessary troop movements were accomplished, but many untried divisions had to be placed in the vanguard of the attacking forces.

On the 20-mile Meuse-Argonne front where the main American attack was to be made, Pershing disposed three corps side by side, each with three divisions in line and one in corps reserve. In the center was the V Corps (from right to left the 79th, 37th, and 91st Divisions with the 32d in reserve), which would strike the decisive blow. On the right was the III Corps (from right to left the 33d, 80th, and 4th Divisions with the 3d in reserve), which would move up the west aide of the Meuse. On the left was the I Corps (from right to left the 35th, 28th, and 77th Divisions with the 92d in reserve), which would advance parallel to the French Fourth Army on its left. Eastward across the Meuse the American front extended in direct line some 60 miles; this sector was held by two French Corps (IV and II Colonial) and the American IV Corps in the St. Mihiel sector. Pershing had available to support his offensive nearly 4000 guns, two-thirds manned by American artillerymen; 190 light French tanks, mostly with American personnel; and some 820 aircraft, 600 of them flown by Americans.

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive falls into three phases. During the initial phase (26 September-3-October) the First Army advanced through most of the southern Meuse-Argonne region, captured enemy strong points, seized the first two German defense lines, and then stalled before the third line. Failure of tank support, a difficult supply situation, and the inexperience of American troops all contributed to checking its advance.

In the second phase (4-31 October) the First Army, after the inexperienced divisions had been replaced by veteran units, slowly ground its way through the third German line. The enemy was forced to throw in reserves, drawn from other parts of the front, thus aiding the Allied advances elsewhere. In the face of a stubborn defense, American gains were limited and casualties were severe, especially as a result of the newly devised enemy tactic of attacking frontline troops with airplanes. First Army air unite retaliated with bombing raids which broke up German preparations for counterattacks. By the end of October the enemy had been cleared from the Argonne and First Army troops were through the German main positions. Two notable incidents of this phase of the campaign were the fight of the “Lost Battalion” of the 77th Division (2-7 October), and the feat of Corp. (later Sgt.) Alvin C. York, who single-handedly killed 15 Germans and captured 132 on 8 October.

In mid-October the organization of the Second Army was completed, at Toul in the St. Mihiel sector, to provide means for better control of the lengthening American front and solutions of the diverse tactical problems that it presented. Pershing assumed command of the new army group thus formed.

Before the third and final phase (1-11 November) of the offensive got under way, many of the exhausted divisions of the First Army were replaced, roads were built or repaired, supply was improved, and most Allied units serving with the A.E.F. were withdrawn. On 1 November First Army units began the assault of the now strengthened German fourth line of defense. Penetration was rapid and spectacular. The V Corps in the center advanced about six miles the first day, compelling the German units west of the Meuse to withdraw hurriedly. On 4 November the III Corps forced a crossing of the Meuse and advanced northeast toward Montmédy. Elements of the V Corps occupied the heights opposite Sedan on 7 November, thus finally accomplishing the First Army’s chief mission-denial of the Sedan- Mézières railroad to the Germans. Marshal Foch, at this juncture, shifted the First Army left boundary eastward so that the French Fourth Army might capture Sedan, which had fallen to the Prussians in 1870. American units were closing up along the Mouse and, east of the river, were advancing toward Montmédy, Briny, and Metz, when hostilities ended on 11 November.

General Pershing authorized the results of the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, the greatest battle in American history up to that time, in his Final Report: “Between September 26 and November 11, 22 American and 4 French divisions, on the front extending from southeast of Verdun to the Argonne Forest, had engaged and decisively beaten 47 different German divisions, representing 25 percent of the enemy’s entire divisional strength on the western front.

 The First Army suffered a loss of about 117,000 in killed and wounded. It captured 26,000 prisoners, 847 cannon, 3,000 machineguns, and large quantities of material.” More than 1,200,000 Americans had taken part in the 47-day campaign.

Vittorio Veneto, 24 October – 4 November 1918. Late in the war, Americans participated on a limited scale in campaigns in Italy. The 332d Regiment with attached hospital troops was sent from the A.E.F. to the Italian Front in July 1918 for the morale effect which it was hoped that the sight of Americana would have on the Italians. This force of about 1,200 men took part in the last great Italian offensive against the Austrians, the Battle of Vittorio Veneto.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Army Center of Military History
CONTRIBUTOR: Cade Pommeraan

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 4 November 2016

72 Clemency Grants

Antonio Lee Alls
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(ii); attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(ii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; March 5, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 18, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 150 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.

Monica Lorraine Amaker
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and hydromorphone, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of hydromorphone, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1);

2. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as “crack”, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, also known as “coke”, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of morphine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana for remuneration, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); felon in possession, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
1. Southern District of West Virginia; October 25, 2005;

2. Southern District of West Virginia; February 28, 2006
Sentence:
1. 87 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; amended to 66 months’ imprisonment (July 20, 2009); amended to 46 months’ imprisonment (March 13, 2012)

2. 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

William Baldwin
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
District of Connecticut; April 21, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John Barnes
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
District of Rhode Island; August 28, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Edward Blackmon
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & 841(b)(1)(c)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 21, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
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.

Joshua Chuntay Booker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; January 14, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lasalle Boone
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession of firearms by a person previously convicted of a felony crime, 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) & 924(a)(2)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; June 19, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Justin L. Border
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute drugs, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A) & (b)(1)(D); possession of drugs with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) & (b)(1)(D); felon in possession of firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; August 11, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John London Bradshaw
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(B)(iii); 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:
Western District of Michigan; December 18, 2006
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Marvin Dontrail Brookins
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 352.56 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute 80.442 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute 1,707 grams of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; August 1, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Zoann Brown
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; May 2, 2007
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Fermon Keith Brown, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), (b)(1)(A)(iii), & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; January 28, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Brian Keith Buckery
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; January 26, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Derrick Bullard
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; March 5, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Edward Burns
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 Georgia; October 26, 2005
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Albert Campbell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; May 19, 1995
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dwayne Edward Coe
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, methamphetamine, and crystal methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A), & 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; November 3, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Cooper
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 1, 2006
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Howard Gregory Cromer
Offense:
Possession of firearms by convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g); possession with the intent to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine after a conviction for a prior drug offense, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(viii), & 851; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; January 25, 2008
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Williamson Dimanche
Offense:
Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; December 5, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eric Marquan Dogan
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 851
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; March 23, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Jerome Felder
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), 846, & 851; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), & 851; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), & 851
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 29, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 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.

Ricardo Flores
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity in excess of five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; March 1, 1999
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Darryl Dewayne Frazier
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine and aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; November 5, 1997
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $3,000 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.

Terrance Everett Fuller
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; February 26, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Roger Sherman Gaston
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 29, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jimmy Dean Gibson, aka Jimmie Dean Gibson
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with the intent to distribute, and to distribute a controlled substance (methamphetamine), 21 U.S.C. § 846; manufacture of 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); distribution of a controlled substance (three counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; April 20, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $3,634.75 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 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.

Martin Godbersen
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture following a felony drug conviction, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(viii), 846 & 851; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine mixture following a felony drug conviction, 1 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(viii), 846 & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; November 22, 2005
Sentence:
226 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 3, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Gonzalez
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 500 grams or more of cocaine, and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851

2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1)
District/Date:
1. Southern District of Indiana; January 15, 2004;

2. Southern District of Indiana; January 15, 2005
Sentence:
1. 240 month’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 12 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Brian Goodine
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more grams of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
District of Maine; August 1, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Donald L. Graham
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of crack cocaine and aiding and abetting (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; August 1, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Delfon Lebrew Hare
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)
District/Date:
District of Maryland; June 27, 2008
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth L. Harlan
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851; distribution in excess of five grams of methamphetamine (actual) (four counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1); distribution of less than five grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; November 30, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on August 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Daniel Holmes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base (“crack”) and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(C), 846, & 851
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; November 24, 2008
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.

Samuel Rodney Holmes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; September 15, 2008
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release ; amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (November 24, 2015)
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.

Dion James, aka Delvin Percy James
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine powder and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; December 14, 2000
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kevin Lee Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; distribution of five grams or more of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Western District of Louisiana; December 4, 2006
Sentence:
360 months’ 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.

Sean Johnson
Offense:
Violation of the Federal Controlled Substance Act (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 853 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; August 18, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Stevie Wayne Johnson
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:
Eastern District of Texas; October 25, 2001
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $15,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $15,000 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.

Desmond D’Juan Jones
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); committing an offense while on pretrial release, 18 U.S.C. § 3147(1)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; February 5, 2009
Sentence:
264 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

George Andrew Kelley
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; March 30, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mandy Martinson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), (b)(1)(D), & 846; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine mixture, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; January 26, 2005
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on December 4, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jimmie Lee Mason
Offense:
Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; December 5, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (November 10, 2008)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to on April 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Demetrius McLaughlin
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(viii); possessing or distributing pseudoephedrine, knowing it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(c)(2) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; December 3, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ricky Mitchell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:
Southern District of Georgia; December 16, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Manuel Muniz
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; May 28, 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.

Juan Carlos Munoz
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a protected location, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 860(a), & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; October 4, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Oscar Luke Muse
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 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 of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; June 7, 2006
Sentence:
312 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Nalls
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(iii) & 851
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; March 11, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Cory Shane Peacock
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession of a firearm during a drug-trafficking offense, 21 U.S.C. § 924(c)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Arkansas; May 3, 2006
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Demetrius Carl Phillips
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bessie E. Pittman
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; June 19, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Bradford S. Potts
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more 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; May 19, 2004
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kirk Pryor, aka Richmond Oejoneil Felton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), (b)(1), & 851
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; June 25, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Madison Pugh, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; August 21, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Christopher G. Rhodes
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; September 18, 2003
Sentence:
294 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

James Henry Robinson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of 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)(1)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; March 3, 2003
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, 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. Rosendary
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute and distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(iii)
District/Date:
Western District of Pennsylvania; August 10, 2004
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael Lee Roth
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual and possess and distribute pseudoephedrine following felony drug conviction, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), (c)(1), (c)(2), 846 & 851; travel in interstate commerce and aid and abet travel in interstate commerce with the intent to promote and facilitate a business enterprise involving the manufacture and distribution of controlled substances, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1952(a)(3) & (a)(3)(A)
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; December 8, 2008
Sentence:
248 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release ; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (March 12, 2015)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Ray Roy
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; March 23, 2007
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 324 months’ imprisonment (October 27, 2010); amended to 262 months’ imprisonment (January 2, 2012); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment (February 18, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gerald William Sachsenmaier
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; August 17, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Sanders
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts), 1 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); embezzlement (five counts), 18 U.S.C. § 641
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; December 1, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; two years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the two-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jeffery William Strain
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams, or more, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), & 846; manufacture methamphetamine, actual, 50 grams or more, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; December 15, 2005
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Gregory Scott Taylor
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(a)(1)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; February 6, 2002
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Juliano Torres
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)(ii)(II)
District/Date:
Eastern District of New York; November 30, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Adam G. Townsend
Offense:
Distribution of at least five grams of cocaine base (“crack”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B); illegal possession of firearm by felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; April 20, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,220 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Leonel Cano Vela
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(B)
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; March 17, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert James Wallace
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date:
District of Maryland; February 25, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Mark Jeffrey Ward
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base – crack, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; possession of stolen firearms, 21 U.S.C. §§ 922(j) & 924(a)(2);

2. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base- “crack”, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851; bond violation, 18 U.S.C. § 3147
District/Date:
1. Eastern District of Michigan; June 10, 2008;

2. Eastern District of Michigan; July 7, 2009
Sentence:
1. 108 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 71 months’ imprisonment (August 6, 2014)

2. 240 months and 1 day’s imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Charles Edward Williams
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a precursor material with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(1); possession of a precursor material with knowledge that the material will be used to manufacture methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(d)(2)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; October 19, 1992
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kelly J. Winkenhofer, aka Jean Kelly Winkenhofer
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)A)(viii)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 20, 2006
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment, and leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lester Martin Works
Offense:
1. Distribution of more than five grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (five counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) & (b)(1)(B)(iii); distribution of more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a) & (b)(1)(A)(iii);

2. Supervised release violation (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846
District/Date:
1. Northern District of Florida; February 6, 2008;

2. Northern District of Florida; February 6, 2008
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 60 months’ imprisonment (consecutive)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 4, 2017, leaving intact and in effect the 10-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

World War One: The Emperors Battle March-July 1918

Operation MICHEAL: was the last grasp of the German army in the west in an effort to produce a peace before the American armies arrived in force and began to be active in the war. This operation set the stage for the final allied offensives in June–August to reduce the ST. Mihiel Salient; and the September offensive continuing till the armistice in November.

On 16 March the 47 attack division of the MICHAEL offensive began marching the last stages to their launch positions. Elated by the vast scale of the preparations, the troops sang their way along in eagerness and optimism. In truth the last of the Germany’s strength had gone into contracting a muscle that could strike one great blow and no more. Even the Michael divisions lacked horses and shortages of petrol, oil and rubber crippled motor transport. Manpower reserves were down to 18 year’s old and younger. Nor could the German home front survive more tribulations, as demonstrated by a mass strike in January in Berlin and other cities, demanding peace….

On 18 March, three days before the launch date of the Michael offensive, Allied intelligence calculated that the German army in the west was 37 divisions stronger than in November 1917. Yet to counter-balance this vast increase in strength there was at present only a single American division in the line, plus three in training; and this more than a year after the United States had entered the war. …It would be therefore be the battle stained, under-strength British and French who would bear the brunt of the coming supreme crisis of the war.

By 19 March Hindenburg, Lundendorff and the Kaiser had all arrived at the advanced headquarters in Aversnes, ready for the launching on 21 March of what had now been flatteringly dubbed the Kaiserschlacht; The Emperors battle.

The British on the Third and Fifth Army fronts knew the offensive was imminent from cumulative intelligence reports. The evening of 20 March was quite. By 9 P.M. a mist had begun to thicken into fog, damping sound, isolating each post. Apprehension prickled along the silent line. In the small hours the fog thickened further.

At the stroke of 4:40 A.M. (German time) on 21 March 1918 6,000 German guns crashed out together. For five stunning hours the subtly orchestrated bombardment beat on the whole depth of the British defense system: high explosive against buried telephone lines and guns, headquarters and telephone exchanges; phosgene and mustard gas against troops. The bombardment reduced the Fifth Army, and to some extent the Third, to isolated and uncoordinated elements of gassed and blasted troops. The sun rose at 6 A.M. but the fog still lay thick along low ground, blinding the defense. At 9 A.M. the German guns switched to a creeping barrage, and the storm groups swiftly followed. This was the moment when the spell of paralysis which had laid on the Western Front in 1914 began to be lifted.

On the front of attack, from the Cambria to the south of Saint-Quentin, the three Michael armies enjoyed an overwhelming superiority of men and fire power- especially on the over-extended Fifth Army front. The forward zone of defense was swamped in an hour or so. By Midday the Fifth Army had lost a third of its strength; by mi-afternoon the German storm groups were driving deep into the British battle-zone. By night fall, on the Fifth Army front south of the Somme, the Attackers had penetrated beyond the British gun line into open country; a true breakthrough at last.

A disaster in itself for the British, 21 March presaged even greater dangers as the Fifth Army and a part of the Third began to fall back in confusion with the German attack divisions at their heels. The long-fixed organizations of a static front began to pack up in haste and take to crowded roads- army, corps headquarters, and heavy artillery. Already Haig was switching reserves from Flanders to his disintegrating right flank; Pétain dispatched 7 French divisions instead of the 3 requested that day by the British Commander-in-Chief. By 23 March the Fifth Army’s defense had foundered into headlong retreat; the bridgehead of Péronne was lost; a gap opened between the Fifth and Third Armies. Only the remnants of the Fifth Army stretched along 40 miles of front stood between the Germans and the key rail centre of Amiens. If the Germans could take Amiens and the British and French armies would be driven a part, so leading to total catastrophe. Haig therefore appealed to Pétain to concentrate 20 French divisions in the Amiens area. Pétain, fearing a second German blow against his own front in Champagne, refused, but did offer to take over the Fifth Army front as north as Péronne. The ‘March Retreat’ was now in full swing.

On 23 March, therefore Ludendorff was presented with the opportunity of transforming his brilliant initial success into the decisive victory he craved. He muffed it by giving his three Michael armies divergent axes of advance instead of concentrating everything on reaching Amiens. Thus dispersed, the German effort was to weaken day by day. In any case boots and hooves and scarce iron-tyred lorries cloud not maintain the momentum of the offensive as the German tanks and motor transport were to do in 1940.

Yet to the Allied Command the danger still seemed to be growing. On 24 March Haig learned to his horror that Pétain, in his concern for covering Paris, was prepared to allow the French army to become separated from the British. Two days later, at Haig’s urgent instigation, a conference of Allied statesmen and soldiers under President Poincaré was held in the little town of Doullens. This conference resulted in the appointment of Foch as Allied Supreme Commander on the Western Front. Never the less, whatever the moral effect of appointing the fiery-spirited Foch above the defeatist Pétain, it made little difference to the actual course of the battle. The crisis had already begun to pass. While allied reserves flowed to the defense of Amiens the German effort steadily faded and the German advance slowed and slowed. For the attacking troops were sagging with fatigue and exhaustion, harassed by massed allied air attacks, and distracted by plunder of British stores and canteens.

On 28 March Ludendorff launched a fresh attack against the Arras sector, only to see it repulsed with heavy losses. Too late he now gave the Michael forces the single objective of Amiens. By the beginning of April his troops had marched and fought to a standstill, while the allies had consolidated in new front covering the town. On 4-5 April the Germans had advanced 28 miles and taken 70,000 prisoners; a brilliant battlefield performance that nevertheless had ended in a gigantic strategic failure.

Now Ludendorff had to try again elsewhere, even though Michael had consumed 250,000 men out of his precious manpower reserves. On 9 April he struck in Flanders across the Lys-the original Operation George, now emasculated into Georgette. A Portuguese division gave way and the German thrust on towards Hazebrouck. By the 11th they were within 5 miles of this key rail centre, and Haig issued an Order of the Day: ‘There must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall and believing in the justice of our cause each one must fight on to the end.’ They fought on; a resolute, well conducted defesne that by 18 April wore the Germans to a standstill.

The failure to smash the British forced Ludendorff to rethink his entire strategy. Since 21 March he had lost nearly 350,000 men and inflicted similar losses. During that period nearly 180,000 more American troops had arrived in France; 3 U.S. Divisions (equal in strength to 6 European divisions) were already in the allied line. Although Germany’s margin of strength and timing was fast running out, Ludendorff decided to take further gambles; attacks on the French front to draw the French reserves that had gone to Haig’s support; and then a final victorious offensive against the weakened British in Flanders.

On 27 May he struck on the Chemins des Dames with 30 attack divisions (only 15 of them fresh), engulfing a defense foolishly deployed too far forward. The German spearheads swept over the Aisne and on to the south. By the 30th they were on the Marne, only 37 miles from Paris. In the Second battle of the Marne the German advance faltered and died against new French defense strong in artillery. There was an ominous novelty in the fresh setback: on July the 2nd United States Division recaptured Belleau Wood, near Château-Thierry, its buoyant dash making up for want of skill and experience. Already on 28 May the 1st U.S. Division had seen action on the Somme, capturing the village Cantigny.

On 9 June Ludendorff attacked again between Noyons and Montdidier, but with only local success. While German reserves were melting away, Ludendorff estimated that 15 U.S. Divisions reached France between April and the end of June. Still he clung to the hope of smashing the British before the balance of strength swung fatally against him. On 15 July he launched a final preliminary onslaught against the French, this time on either side of Reims. To the west of the city the Germans established a bridgehead across the Marne; but to the east their attack broke down completely in the face of French in the face of a French defense in depth.

Nonetheless Ludendorff believed that the time was now ripe to prepare the final blow against the British in Flanders, code named HAGEN. On 18 July, the stunning news that the French had launched a massive surprise counterstroke against the west flank of the German salient on the Marne. HAGEN Was dead; the whole supreme German effort for 1918 had failed.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: The Great War
BY: Correlli Barnett
CONTRIBUTOR: Cade Pommeraan

Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 27 October 2016

98 Clemency Grants

David Alan Aldridge
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine; possession of equipment, chemicals, products and materials to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a detectable amount of methamphetamine; purchasing more than nine (9) grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine during a 30 day period (six counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; August 13, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $35,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of the $35,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Marvin D. Anthony, Sr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; November 19, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

Darnell C. Billings
Offense:
Distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; May 25, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

Kevin Bivins
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a drug trafficking offense (eight counts)
District/Date:
Western District of New York; July 18, 2003
Sentence:
168 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 11, 2002); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (on remand)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Edward Lionel Blake
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; November 24, 1998
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Wallace Bourgeois, Jr.
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”)

2. Wire fraud

District/Date:

2. Eastern District of Louisiana; April 28, 2010
Sentence:
1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release

2. 12 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release (concurrent)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Damon Brightman
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; March 22, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

Shane Derek Brown
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; January 28, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

James Holman Browning, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy: Distributed cocaine base (“crack”); distributed crack (two counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; December 19, 2003
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Mark Lamont Byrd
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; May 19, 2006
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

David Carroll
Offense:
Distribution of crack cocaine (seven counts); distribution of cocaine (two counts); possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; June 9, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Derrick Dante Clark
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 25, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Kevin Wayne Daniels
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; January 23, 2009
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to 175 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Israel John Patrick Davis
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; January 25, 2016
Sentence:
204 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 22, 2009); amended to 163 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2017.

Anthony D. Dorsey
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine base in an amount of 50 grams or more
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; August 23, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Juan Antonio Duenas
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; September 24, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charlton Oriaso Esekhigbe
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; February 17, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

John Aundo Gamble
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; using, carrying and possessing a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; August 31, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Miguel Garcia
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; September 28, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Ignatizo Giuliano
Offense:
Knowingly conspiring with other persons to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 4, 1991
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Stephen Runea Glenn
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; May 14, 2009
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Arandal Derrick Goodley
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base “crack”; possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base “crack”; laundering of monetary instruments (15 counts); aiding and abetting laundering of monetary instruments (four counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; October 22, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Stephen Joseph Graham
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; September 17, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Wayne Gross
Offense:
Unlawful user of controlled substances while in possession of firearms; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; April 2, 2004
Sentence:
248 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Robert Sedillo Gutierrez
Offense:
1. Possession with intent to distribute 500 grams and more of a mixture

District/Date:

2. District of New Mexico; August 7, 2006
Sentence:
1. 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment.

Ishon D. Hardin
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a substance containing cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; August 16, 2010
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 24, 2001); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Robert A. Hearn
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five or more grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; March 16, 2007
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jamar Henry
Offense:
Possession of five or more grams of cocaine base “crack” with the intent to distribute
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; September 2, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Ferlandis Urben Herod
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 possess with intent to distribute cocaine)
District/Date:
1. Middle District of Tennessee

2. Western District of Tennessee; July 14, 2005
Sentence:
1. Life imprisonment; December 19, 2005

2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months’ imprisonment.

Olynthia Louise Hinton
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 15, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

James Holmes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; February 16, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Antonio Hood
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; February 2, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

William D. Hoopingarner
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine (mixture); Southern District of Indiana
Sentence:
168 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 25, 2008); amended to 135 months’ imprisonment (January 12, 2016)
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Donnie Keith Howell
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; March 13, 1995
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Andre M. Huggins
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine (two counts); conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; maintaining a dwelling to distribute cocaine; money laundering (two counts)
District/Date:
District of Delaware; August 21, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Tony Orlando Hughes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribute cocaine base (22 counts); distribute cocaine (two counts); possession of firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (eight counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; November 29, 2004
Sentence:
2,616 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Virgilio Jimenez
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Rhode Island; March 23, 2006
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Alphonso Johnson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 2, 1999
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Gerald Jerome Johnson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; October 10, 2006
Sentence:
Life plus 25 years’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Tony O’Neal Johnson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute at least five grams of cocaine base (three counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; May 16, 2007
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release, $3,000 fine (June 22, 2005); amended to 210 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, and unpaid balance of $3,000 fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charles Jermaine Keitt
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base and a quantity of cocaine, and a quantity of marijuana
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; September 23, 2008
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 151 months’ imprisonment.

Jaleel Abdul Lafi, III
Offense:
Distribution of five or more grams of cocaine base (“crack”) (three counts); distribution of 50 or more grams of cocaine base (“crack”); possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Central District of Illinois; February 17, 2009
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Bobby Earl Lee
Offense:
Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; September 16, 1994
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Edward Monroe Little
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute quantities of cocaine and cocaine base; possessing with intent to distribute, a quantity of cocaine base, and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; January 10, 2005
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

John Lockett
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Texas; September 26, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted.

Alberto Lopez
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess heroin and cocaine base with intent to distribute; possession of heroin with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin; possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute and distribution, aiding and abetting (three counts)
District/Date:
District of Massachusetts; June 4, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Rico Mayo
Offense:
Possession of five or more grams of cocaine base; use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of California; February 9, 1998
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

James A. McKines
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP); possession with intent to distribute PCP; interstate travel in aid of racketeering
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; November 2, 1989
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $40,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Otis McRay
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 5 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; November 26, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terrance Ramon Merritt
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a detectable amount of MDMA and a detectable amount of marijuana; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; March 15, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Thomas Lee Miller
Offense:
Manufacturing or attempt to manufacture five grams or more of actual (pure) methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a protected location after having a prior felony drug conviction
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; December 18, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 16 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jose Flores Molina
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute heroin; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Idaho; January 30, 2003
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release, $3,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Ernest Moore, Jr.
Offense:
Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); carrying a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense
District/Date:
Middle District of Alabama; February 17, 2005
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Michael Howard Motes
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and amphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and amphetamine
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; June 30, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted.

Randall C. Moyer
Offense:
Attempted manufacture of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine
District/Date:
District of Utah; July 25, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,729.97 restitution
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, and unpaid balance of $2,729.97 restitution obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Francisco Navarro
Offense:
Importation of heroin; possession of heroin with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Southern District of California; August 11, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment.

David Neighbors
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; December 17, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Larry Anthony Nesby
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; October 3, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; $400 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Rasheed Jamal Olds
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; conspiracy to launder money
District/Date:
District of Kansas; October 18, 2011
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 7, 1997); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Robert O’Neal
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; January 24, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Antonio D. Patrick
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Tennessee; October 11, 2002
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Harold Eugene Patton
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; November 19, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months’ imprisonment.

George Pearson, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; July 2, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Anthony Pender
Offense:
Possession of a firearm by convicted felon; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 4, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Bobby Clarence Perry
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana
District/Date:
Northern District of Georgia; September 13, 1999
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Reisa Lynn Pettiette
Offense:
Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to possess a listed chemical knowing it will be used to manufacture a controlled substance; possession of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; possession and distribution of a listed chemical with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; possession of an unregistered firearm; use, carrying, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; October 16, 2003
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Brett Rolland Poore
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Western District of Texas; September 23, 2005
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lesean Roberts
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride
District/Date:
Northern District of Ohio; May 22, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Darrell E. Robinson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Eastern District of California; August 4, 2006
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Charles McKinley Russell, Jr.
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
District/Date:
District of Maryland; May 18, 1999
Sentence:
292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Ronnie Dean Shelton
Offense:
Possession of more than five grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; November 19, 2008
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Alicia Siller
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams or methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; use of a person under 18 years of age in drug operations and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; October 24, 2003
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Leon Smallwood
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (three counts); felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Illinois; October 2, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Michael Anthony Smith
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; October 23, 1997
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 26, 2016.

Oscar A. Smith, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”)
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; July 18, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Terrence Tyron Smith
Offense:
Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; March 7, 2007
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 172 months’ imprisonment.

Tyrone Lamont Smith
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Western District of Virginia; June 12, 1995
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Mervin Spencer
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Louisiana; September 13, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Gary Don Starnes
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; January 6, 2010
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Damian Roman Steplight
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; January 25, 2002
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

Brandon Terrell Stevenson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of a mixture and substance containing cocaine and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; October 30, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Edwin Reginald Straughter
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; February 20, 1996
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Carlos Stuckey
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; February 10, 2009
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Michael Dewayne Tensley
Offense:
Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; September 27, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jeffery James Terrell
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; March 15, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 24, 2017.

Lenthius D. Thomas
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base
District/Date:
Middle District of Florida; June 24, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Stanley D. Thomasson
Offense:
Used/carried firearms during drug trafficking crime (two counts); possession of Schedule II narcotic controlled substance (three counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Missouri; June 9, 2015
Sentence:
421 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (April 5, 1994); amended to 397 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Danny Demar Turner
Offense:
Distribution of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (crack cocaine) (three counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; August 12, 2008
Sentence:
210 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Hayzen Turner, Jr.
Offense:
Distribution of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (three counts); distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute a quantity of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base, cocaine hydrochloride and marijuana; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of a firearm (three counts)
District/Date:
Northern District of Alabama; December 18, 2007
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.

Mark Walker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Western District of Missouri; August 15, 2005
Sentence:
235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Kevin Washington
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (three counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; June 18, 2004
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 1, 2017.

Kevin Washington
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Eastern District of North Carolina; October 11, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Robert Wettstain
Offense:
Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Kentucky; May 15, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Daryl Wilkes
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine base (20 counts); knowingly possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine (eight counts); knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; May 2, 2008
Sentence:
952 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 16, 2004); amended to 780 months’ imprisonment (October 4, 2006); amended to 480 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

Anthony K. Williams
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (mixture); possession of cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; April 4, 2008
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 27, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Donald Jamal Wilson
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and quantities of cocaine and heroin; intentionally make available for use, with or without compensation, an apartment for the purpose of storing cocaine base and heroin (two counts)
District/Date:
Southern District of West Virginia; March 24, 2008
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Bradley Lee Winters
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine
District/Date:
Southern District of Iowa; March 18, 2009
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

William Abel Yates
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack)
District/Date:
Middle District of North Carolina; August 24, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall