Sunday, July 20, 2008

Watch List: Very Slight Modification

Over the weekend, the New York Times made a moderate splash with a list of 13 names of individuals who have and have not applied for pardons or commutations of sentence with President Bush (see story here). PardonPower finds it worthy of note that 10 of the 13 names have been on our Pardon Watch List (below) for many months. But, given what we now know, we are inclined to add the name of Randy Cunningham to our list. The Times also discussed Jack Abranoff and Bob Ney (who have not filed applications), but we are not so inclined to add them.

Presidential Pardon Watch List - P.S. Ruckman, Jr.

- Clarence Aaron (drug dealing)
- Willie Mays Aikens (sold drugs to an undercover agent) X - released (6/5/08)
- Conrad Black (fraud and obstruction of justice)
- Duane Chapman (deprivation of liberty) X - won extradition battle (11/6/07)
- Roger Clemens
- Jose Compean (illegal arrest of an alien)
- Randy Cunningham Application in.
- Edwin Edwards (convicted of racketeering) Application in.
- John Forte (cocaine)
- Gilmer Hernandez (civil rights violation)
- Lawrence Hutchins (soldier, murder X - sentence commuted to 11 years (5/9/08)
- Ron Isley (tax evasion)
- Jack Johnson (violated the Mann Act)
- Marion Jones (steroids) Application in.
- Scooter Libby (perjury, obstruction of justice)
- John Walker Lindh
(terrorism) Application in.
- David H. McNab (smuggling and money laundering)
-
Michael Milken
(securities and reporting violations) Application in.
- Julius Nasso (conspiracy, extortion)
- O.Henry (embezzling bank funds)
- Lance Persson
(drug dealing)
- Leonard Pielter
(double murder of FBI agents)
- The Pig (tasting so good) X - White House spokesman says "no" (11/18/07)
- Jonathan Pollard (spying on behalf of Israel X - President says "no change" (5/13/08)
- Ignacio Ramos
(illegal arrest of an alien)
- George Ryan (corruption)
- Richard Scrushy (corruption)
- Don Siegelman
(corruption)
- Jeffrey Skilling (fraud, conspiracy, insider trading)
- Martha Stewart (obstruction of justice)
- Michael Vick (conspiracy to operate interstate dogfighting ring)
- Robert Steve Vukelic (knowledge of a felony, failing to reporting it to authorities)
- Mark E. Whitacre (wire fraud, tax fraud, and money laundering)
- Jason Charles Yeager (methamphetamine charges)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ronald Isley, 67, survivor of cancer and stroke, definitely deserves a pardon. He has contributed favorably to the culture of this country for 50 years with his great music (Isley Brothers). His crime, income tax evasion, is non-violent, and he had no prior criminal record. He has already served 22 months. If Scooter Libby's sentence was commuted, why not Ronald Isley?

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