Presidential Commutations of Sentences: Obama 6 October 2016

101 Clemency Grants

Benjy Neil Allums
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine
District/Date:
Northern District of Florida; June 28, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $500 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Anthony Anderson
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, and in excess of five kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; July 25, 2006
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

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

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

Shawn Leo Barth
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of a controlled substance methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition
District/Date:
District of North Dakota; March 22, 2004
Sentence:
Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

Michael Jay Bertram
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute a mixture of methamphetamine containing more than 50 grams of pure methamphetamine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; February 23, 2011
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Keith Covington
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (six counts); distribution of cocaine (six counts); possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); money laundering
District/Date:
Eastern District of Virginia; April 6, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

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

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

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

Martin Leroy Dwyer
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack” cocaine), five kilograms or more of powder cocaine, and a quantity of marijuana
District/Date:
District of South Carolina; August 23, 2010
Sentence:
262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 17, 2008); amended to 188 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 4, 2017.

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

Julio Figueroa
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; unlawfully maintaining a place for the manufacture of controlled substances; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting (four counts);

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

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

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

Anthony P. Flemming
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute and/or distribution of five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five (5) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine (two counts)
District/Date:
Western District of Pennsylvania; March 22, 2007
Sentence:
188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

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

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

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

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

Alvin Green
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 or more grams of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; use of a communications facility to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, aiding and abetting (two counts); money laundering, aiding and abetting
District/Date:
District of Colorado; April 7, 2004
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; three years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

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

Lancell Maurice Harris
Offense:
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute (two counts); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts)
District/Date:
Eastern District of Arkansas; November 25, 2014
Sentence:
421 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (December 1, 1993); amended to 397 months’ imprisonment (July 1, 2008); amended to 363 months’ imprisonment (November 3, 2011); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Dontae Lamont Hunt
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (two counts); carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime
District/Date:
District of Oregon; September 23, 2005
Sentence:
240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Arthur Jarrod Jackson
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute crack and aiding and abetting; carrying or use of a firearm during a drug crime and aiding and abetting; felon in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; May 19, 1994
Sentence:
420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; distribution of cocaine base and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; December 3, 1996
Sentence:
320 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Roger Law
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a listed chemical with knowledge of its wrongful intended use; possession with intent to distribute marijuana
District/Date:
District of Idaho; November 8, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, and unpaid balance of fine remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Jefferson Levine
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; July 16, 2001
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 327 months’ imprisonment.

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

David Fitzgerald Lightner
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a quantity of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base and aid and abet same
District/Date:
Western District of North Carolina; May 16, 1994
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; $25,000 fine
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2017, and unpaid balance of fine remitted.

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

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

Victor Matias, Jr.
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; knowingly and intentionally distribute cocaine (three counts); knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute cocaine
District/Date:
Western District of Wisconsin; March 16, 2015
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 29, 2001); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on February 3, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Krishna Mote
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 280 grams of cocaine base (crack) and in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack), aid and abet
District/Date:
Middle District of Pennsylvania; May 15, 2013
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.

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

Tesmone Darin Paschal
Offense:
Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; aided and abetted in the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
District/Date:
Eastern District of Tennessee; April 2, 2007
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

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

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

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

Cornelius D. Porter
Offense:
Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base
District/Date:
District of Maryland; December 9, 2002
Sentence:
360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ronald Lee Razz
Offense:
Maintaining a drug involved premises; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base
District/Date:
Southern District of Florida; April 14, 2006
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Andre Lefell Reese
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; distribution of less than five grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of public elementary school and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Northern District of Texas; May 1, 1998
Sentence:
Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

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

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

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

2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (four counts)
District/Date:
1.Eastern District of Michigan October 14, 2010

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

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

Jose Elias Salinas
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture of methamphetamine, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine, and 100 grams or more but less than one kilogram of heroin
District/Date:
Eastern District of Texas; October 13, 2010
Sentence:
180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

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

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

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

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

Kenny Siepker
Offense:
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine while on pretrial release
District/Date:
Northern District of Iowa; October 11, 2002
Sentence:
372 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

James A. Stone
Offense:
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and aiding and abetting
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; June 23, 2000
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.

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

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

Chip J.W. Teague
Offense:
Possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearm moved in interstate commerce (three counts); possession of firearm during drug trafficking crime (two counts); possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; manufacture methamphetamine (two counts); maintain place for manufacture of methamphetamine
District/Date:
Eastern District of Oklahoma; May 25, 2000
Sentence:
495 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 6, 2018, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Lawrence Kemp Tennille
Offense:
Conspiracy with intent to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing detectable amount of cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance
District/Date:
Eastern District of Kentucky; September 12, 1997
Sentence:
Life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.

Wilfredo Vasquez
Offense:
1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine;

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

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

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

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

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

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

Charles M. Woolsey
Offense:
Possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine (mixture); possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; prohibited person in possession of a firearm
District/Date:
Southern District of Indiana; October 21, 2008
Sentence:
300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 27, 2006); amended to life imprisonment
Terms of grant:
Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.

THE COMMENTARY GAZETTE®

SOURCE: United States Department of Justice
CONTRIBUTOR: Eddy Toorall

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