Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 30 March 2016

61 Commutation Grants

Henry Claude Agnew
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; November 24, 2003
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

David Lang Akana
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) & (b)(1)(B); attempt to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a), (b)(1)(A), & 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B), and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: District of Hawaii; February 15, 2006
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Anthony Anderson
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Western District of Kentucky; August 8, 1994
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Marvin Bailey
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; aiding the travel in interstate commerce to promote the distribution of cocaine, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2 & 1952(a)(3); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of West Virginia; June 19, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 30, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Bernard Beard, aka Bernard Devon Beard
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, heroin, and phencyclidine (PCP), 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A); felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date: Central District of California; May 22, 2009
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Reginald Wendell Boyd, Jr.
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. § 846; carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(i)
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; October 31, 2005
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Carmel Bretous
Offense: Conspiracy to import at least five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 963; importation of five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 952(a); conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Florida; November 6, 2001
Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Terry Brown
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851(a)
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; July 7, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Willie Chevell Cameron
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, a mixture and substance containing cocaine, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine (actual) and more than 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(A)(viii), (B)(viii), (C), & 841(D)
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; June 14, 2006
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Nathan Carter
Offense: [1.] Possession of 121 grams cocaine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of 65.8 grams cocaine base with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); [2.] Supervised release violation (attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846)
District/Date: Western District of Tennessee; [1.] April 30, 1999; [2.] May 5, 1999
Sentence: [1.] Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release [2.] 30 months’ imprisonment; 18 months’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence for both offenses commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lewis Clay
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and the distribution of at least 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii); possession of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 844
District/Date: Northern District of Georgia; May 1, 2003
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Manuel Colon
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: District of Massachusetts; January 25, 2007
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alvin Cordell
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and marijuana, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Southern District of Ohio; May 5, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; $50,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 30, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $50,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Kevin County
Offense: [1.] Distributing more than 100 grams of heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distributing less than 100 grams of heroin (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2 [2.] Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 846, & 851(a); distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a); distribution of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a); use of a communication facility in furtherance of a drug crime, 21 U.S.C. §§ 843(b) & 851(a)
District/Date: Eastern District of Louisiana; [1.] December 18, 2002 [2.] March 26, 2003
Sentence: [1.] 151 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; [2.] 240 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Nabar Moneek Criam
Offense: Possessed with intent to distribute crack, 21 U.S.C. § 841 (a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A); possessed firearm during drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(1)
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; March 30, 2007
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Amos Embress Cyrus
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); supervised release violation (Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S. C. § 846)
District/Date: District of South Carolina; June 21, 1996
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Roy Lee Debose
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1)(B)(ii) & 846; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1)(A)(iii) & 846
District/Date: Western District of Louisiana; September 18, 2000
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dexter Lanoyd Dickens
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), & 846; distribution of a mixture or substance containing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (four counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C), & 860; principal to distribution and possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(C) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; distribution and possession with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C), & 860; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B)(ii)
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; December 17, 2004
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Andre Ester
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii) & 846; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; October 25, 2002
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Tim Florence
Offense: Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Middle District of North Carolina; August 9, 2005
Sentence: 268 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ian Kavanaugh Gavin
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); using/carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Alabama; March 8, 2007
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and supervised release term commuted to four years of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Isadore Gennings
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises; 18 U.S.C. § 1952; possession with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Southern District of Ohio; March 14, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and supervised release term commuted to five years of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Lamont Durville Glass
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Tennessee; January 9, 1998
Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the eight-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vander Keith Gore
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, and less than 100 grams of heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: District of South Carolina; October 30, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

George Michael Gray
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 846; manufacture of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of firearm in connection with drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: District of Oregon; July 3, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Curtis Greer
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), & 846; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B)(iii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Southern District of Texas; August 21, 2003
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jerome Harris, Jr.
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); use/carry/possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Alabama; November 7, 2006
Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Vernon Harris
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute, 18 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of firearm by convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Pennsylvania; October 25, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth G. Harvey
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Western District of Missouri; April 5, 1991
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Andrew Lee Holzendorf
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; November 14, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tommy Howard
Offense: Use of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking offense, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Ohio; January 8, 2004
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Kenneth Isaacs
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydromorphone, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Eastern District of Arkansas; May 6, 2004
Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robert Lee Lane
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(iii)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; May 3, 1990
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Angela LaPlatney
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 846, & 851; concealing a person from arrest, 18 U.S.C. § 1071
District/Date: District of Wyoming; February 17, 2005
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Anthony Lee Lewis
Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; convicted felon in possession of a firearm, 21 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1); possession with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; September 16, 1994
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Herbert Lewis, Jr.
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Eastern District of Oklahoma; March 7, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $2,500 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.

Byron Lamont McDade
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Columbia; May 29, 2002
Sentence: 324 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

John E. Milton, III
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Middle District of Louisiana; April 3, 1997
Sentence: 600 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $250,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $250,000 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.

Gregory Morgan
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A)(iii), and 851
District/Date: Northern District of Georgia; March 11, 2003
Sentence: 225 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael W. Morris
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Indiana; December 24, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and supervised release term commuted to five years of supervised release, leaving intact and in effect all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Larry Nokes
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession of a controlled substance, 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Central District of Illinois; December 10, 2007
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Wayne Parker, aka Wayne Ryals
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Northern District of Florida; November 23, 1999
Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine; amended to 360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine (March 8, 2001)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the six-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Exdonovan Peak
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Southern District of Mississippi; February 13, 1997
Sentence: 365 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $12,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $12,000 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.

Carol Denise Richardson
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)(iii); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (incorrectly described in the judgment as cocaine), 21 U.S.C. §§ 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: Southern District of Texas; June 16, 2006
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jose Ramon Rivera
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of heroin (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; November 10, 1993
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ismael Rosa
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine (four counts), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; use of communication facility in commission of drug offense (two counts), 21 U.S.C. § 843(b) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; August 8, 1995
Sentence: Life imprisonment
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on March 30, 2017, leaving intact and in effect all other components of the sentence.

Melissa Ross
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride and 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 & 841(b)(1)(A)
District/Date: Middle District of Florida; June 11, 2002
Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine; amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (January 17, 2009)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $4,000 fine remitted, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jeffrey Sapp
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
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 July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Robin Evette Shoulders
Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Kentucky; December 16, 2002
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 26, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Eric Smith
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; unlawfully maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing and using cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(1)
District/Date: Western District of Tennessee; April 24, 1995
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Ernest Spiller
Offense: Distribution of crack cocaine (two counts), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851; maintaining a crack house, 21 U.S.C. § 856; possession of a firearm in further of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1) & (2); felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1)
District/Date: Southern District of Illinois; August 3, 2000
Sentence: 352 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the three-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Tairone Traniel Stanford
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846; possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance – cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Texas; April 22, 1999
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Alohondra Rey Staton, aka Alohandra Ray Staton
Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of North Carolina; August 21, 2001
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Corey R. Thomas
Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (“crack”); 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & 851(a)(1)
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; June 9, 2004
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Damion L. Tripp
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a substance containing 50 grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A); possession with intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(D)
District/Date: Eastern District of Missouri; April 28, 2008
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Dwayne Twane Walker, aka Duane Tuane Walker
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date: Western District of Virginia; May 27, 1997
Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Jesse Webster
Offense: Conspiracy, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempting to possess with intent to distribute cocaine (incorrectly listed on the judgment as conspiracy), 21 U.S.C. § 846; filing false income tax return (two counts), 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1)
District/Date: Northern District of Illinois; March 21, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on September 26, 2016, and unpaid balance of the $25,000 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 and the remaining balance of the fine.

Shermaine Donnell Whitley
Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (“crack”), 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), 846, & 851
District/Date: District of South Carolina; May 1, 2003
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Sammy Lee Woods
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), & (b)(1)(A)(iii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2; use of a communications facility to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. § 843(b) and 18 U.S.C. § 2; possession with intent to distribute 1.062 grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(A)(iii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: District of Colorado; April 21, 2004
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the 10-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Christopher Michael Wright
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii), & 846
District/Date: District of Oregon; May 31, 2006
Sentence: 216 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 restitution
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

Michael A. Yandal
Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute approximately 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1(A)(iii); possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) & (b)(1)(D); possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A)(I)
District/Date: Western District of Kentucky; April 24, 2007
Sentence: 195 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (December 11, 2007)
Terms of grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 28, 2016, leaving intact and in effect the five-year term of supervised release with all its conditions and all other components of the sentence.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

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