Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama July 13 2015

45 Commutation Grants

Jerry Allen Bailey
Offense: Conspiracy to violate narcotics laws (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western North Carolina; April 2, 1996
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Shauna Barry-Scott
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (erroneously listed on the judgment as cocaine), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 851
District/Date: Northern Ohio; October 18, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Larry Darnell Belcher
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western Virginia; December 15, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

John L. Houston Brower
Offense: Distributed cocaine base (“crack”), 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1) &(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Middle North Carolina; June 22, 2002
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Nathaniel Brown
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine (more than five kilograms) and cocaine base (more than 50 grams), 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C)
District/Date: Middle Florida; August 1, 2002
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Norman O’Neal Brown
Offense: Distribute quantity of mixture or substance containing a detectable amount cocaine base (crack), aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841 (a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2 (five counts); possess with intent distribute quantity of mixture or substance containing detectable amount of cocaine base (crack), aiding & abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Maryland; January 15, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Joseph Burgos
Offense: Distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); use of a communication facility in the commission of a felony, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b)
District/Date: Northern Illinois; September 2, 1993
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Clarance Callies, aka Clarence Callies
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Western Texas; March 25, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Anthony Leon Carroll
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle Florida; September 3, 1999
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Juan Diego Castro
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity in excess of five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), & 851
District/Date: Southern Texas; February 1, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Joe Louis Champion
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 376.9 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 846; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 376.9 grams of cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Southern Texas; June 19, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, the remaining balance of the fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Cedric Culpepper
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)
District/Date: Middle Florida; November 15, 2004
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the four-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Walter R. Dennie
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine (two counts), 21 USC §§ 841(a)(1) & 846 and 18 USC § 2
District/Date: Middle Florida; April 25, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Steven D. Donovan, aka Stephen D. Donovan and Jeremiah Stephen Donovan
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; interstate travel to promote distribution of cocaine, 18 U.S.C. §1952 & 2; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern Wisconsin; October 16, 1992
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Romain Dukes, aka Romaine C. Dukes
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, “crack”, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of cocaine base, “crack”, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (two counts)
District/Date: Southern Iowa; October 1, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Tony Lynn Hollis
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 26.5 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)(iii)
District/Date: Eastern Tennessee; June 8, 2001
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment, eight years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Alex William Jackson
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western Virginia; December 22, 1999
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (June 25, 2008)
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jackie Johnson
Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Delaware; January 30, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jerome Wayne Johnson
Offense: 1. Cultivation of marijuana plants, 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B)
2. Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants, 21 U.S.C. §841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(vii) and 846
District/Date: 1. Middle Florida; June 25, 2003 2. Northern Florida; May 27, 2004
Sentence: 1. 60 months’ imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release 2. 20 years’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Willie C. Johnson
Offense: The defendant did knowingly conspire to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii); the defendant did knowingly distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; the defendant did knowingly possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Eastern Missouri; February 18, 2005
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (February 12, 2015)
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Mark Anthony Jones
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A(iii)
District/Date: Northern Florida; July 28, 1999
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Roy Larry Lee
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (enhanced penalty), 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (two counts)
District/Date: Middle Florida; May 3, 1990
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Kenneth Lorenzo Lewis
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western Virginia; November 17, 2000
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Douglas M. Lindsay, II
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846 (erroneously listed on the judgment as 21 U.S.C. § 946)
District/Date: South Carolina; December 20, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment, five years’ supervised release; amended to 293 months’ imprisonment (March 4, 2015)
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Kevin Matthews
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 846, & 851
District/Date: South Carolina; February 11, 2004
Sentence: 232 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Marlon McNealy
Offense: Conspiracy to commit racketeering, 18 U.S.C. § 1962 (two counts); conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; knowingly and intentionally distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) (three counts)
District/Date: Middle Florida; August 18, 1993
Sentence: Life imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Brian Nickles
Offense: Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date:  Eastern Louisiana; April 28, 2004
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jermaine Lee Osborne
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Western Virginia; May 2, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Marcus H. Richards
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(ii) and (iii) & 846
District/Date: Northern Florida; June 13, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Patrick Roberts
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846
District/Date: Eastern Michigan; July 8, 1999
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Bryant Keith Shelton
Offense: Distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841
District/Date: Middle Florida; April 1, 2003
Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Ezekiel Simpson
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851
District/Date: Eastern Missouri; February 3, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Katrina Stuckey Smith, aka Katina Stuckey Smith
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle Georgia; July 20, 2000
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (April 2, 2008)
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

James Marion Stockton
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western Virginia; May 27, 2003
Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Bart Stover
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(b)(1)(A), and 851; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of drug trafficking offense, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 843(b) and 18 USC 2
District/Date: Northern Ohio; April 12, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10 year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Robert Earl Thomas, Jr.
Offense: Possession with distribute a controlled substance, 21 USC 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern Texas; June 29, 1999
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Bruce Todd, aka Todd Bruce, Lee Brown, and Brown Lee
Offense: Distribution of at least 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Northern Georgia; March 3, 2003
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Jeffery Jerome Toler
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern Florida; June 13, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Donald Vanderhorst
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, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 851
District/Date: South Carolina; March 15, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment, 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence in above conviction commuted to expire on November 10. 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

James Nathan Walton
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western Louisiana; September 16, 2004
Sentence: 240 months; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Telisha Rachette Watkins
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841, 846 & 851
District/Date: Western North Carolina; October 25, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Dunning Wells
Offense: Unlawful possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); distribution of a quantity of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 21 U.S.C. §924(c)
District/Date: Middle Florida; February 20, 1992
Sentence: 502 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Kimberly A. Westmoreland
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §846; carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(I)
District/Date: Southern Ohio; January 21, 2004
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

James Rufus Woods
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Middle North Carolina; November 23, 1998
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

John M. Wyatt
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute marihuana, 21 U.S.C. § 841 (a)(1)
District/Date: Southern Illinois; August 30, 2004
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

Robert Joe Young
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)(viii); possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(viii); use of a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i); possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(B)(viii); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i); and endeavoring to influence and impede the administration of justice, 18 U.S.C. § 1503(a)
District/Date: Northern Alabama; December 16, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: eddy Toorall

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