Presidential Pardons: Obama 2010-2011

In the last year and a half there has a been some major questions about the Presidential Pardons & Commutations of prisoner sentences, here is a list of former presidents actions. The surprising thing to me was the number of drug dealers, and not for just use.

NAME                                     DISTRICT     DATE      OFFENCE

December 3, 2010

James Bernard Banks         D. Utah         1972      Illegal possession of government property (misdemeanor), 18 U.S.C. § 641

Russell James Dixon         N. D. Ga.       1960         Felony liquor law violation, 26 U.S.C. § 5604(a)(1)

Laurens Dorsey                D. N. J.            1998         Conspiracy to defraud the United States by making false statements to the FDA, 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 1001

Ronald Lee Foster     E. D. N. C.    1963       Mutilation of coins, 18 U.S.C. § 331

Timothy James Gallagher      D. Ariz.     1982     Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846

Roxane Kay Hettinger        N. D. Iowa      1986     Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846

Edgar Leopold Kranz, Jr.    U.S. Air Force general court-martial      1994     Wrongful use of cocaine, adultery, and writing three insufficient fund checks, Articles 112a and 134, U.C.M.J.

Floretta Leavy    D. Kan.   1984     Distribution of cocaine, conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (a)(2) and 846, 18 U.S.C. § 2

Scoey Lathaniel Morris     W. D. Tex.     1999     Passing counterfeit obligations or securities, 18 U.S.C. §§ 472 and 2

MAY 20 2011

Randy Eugene Dyer   W. D. Wash.  1975 Conspiracy to import marijuana (hashish); conspiracy to remove baggage from the custody and control of the U.S. Customs Service and convey false information concerning an attempt to damage a civil aircraft, 21 U.S.C. § 963 and 18 U.S.C. § 371

Danny Alonzo Levitz    N. D. Ind.   1980   Conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. § 371

Michael Ray Neal   E. D. Va.    1991  Manufacture, assembly, modification and distribution of equipment for unauthorized decryption of satellite cable programming, 47 U.S.C.§ 605(e)(4)

Edwin Alan North    N. D. Ind.   1980  Transfer of a firearm without payment of transfer tax, 26 U.S.C. § 5861(e)

Allen Edward Peratt, Sr.   D. S.D.    1990    Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846

Christine Marie Rossiter   D. Neb.   1992  Conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846

Patricia Ann Weinzatl  W. D. Wis.  2001   Structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements, 31 U.S.C. § 5324(a)(3)

Bobby Gerald Wilson  S. D. Ga.   1985    Aiding and abetting the possession and sale of illegal American alligator hides (Lacey Act), 16 U.S.C. § 3373(d)(1)(B) and 18 U.S.C. § 2

NOVEMBER 21 2011

Lesley Claywood Berry, Jr.   D. Minn.    1988    Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 846

Dennis George Bulin    M. D. Ala.     1987     Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2

Ricky Dale Collett   E. D. Ky.   2002    Aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2

Martin Kaprelian   N. D. Ill.   1984   Conspiracy to transport stolen property in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 371; transporting stolen property in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 2314; concealing stolen property that was transported in interstate commerce, 18 U.S.C. § 2315

Thomas Paul Ledford    E. D. Tenn.    1995    Conducting and directing an illegal gambling business, 18 U.S.C. § 1955


SOURCE: United States Department of Justice