Thursday, November 20, 2008

Watch List: Black is In

It's official, Conrad Black has "recently submitted legal bills to Sun-Times Media Group, Inc., some of which referred to work done in pursuit of a clemency plea, according to sources familiar with the matter."

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)
- Claude Allen (theft)
- Conrad Black (fraud and obstruction of justice) Application in.
- 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) X - sentence commuted to end December 22, 2008 (11/24/08).
- Florita Bell Griffin (bribery, theft, money laundering)
- 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) Released, September 4, 2008
Michael Milken
(securities and reporting violations) Application in.
- Julius Nasso (conspiracy, extortion)
- Tom Noe (illegal campaign contributions)
- O.Henry (embezzling bank funds)
- Chibueze Okorie (driver for a heroine ring) Application in.
- 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)
- David Safavian (lying to investigators)
- Richard Scrushy (corruption)
- Don Siegelman
- Jeffrey Skilling (fraud, conspiracy, insider trading)
- Martha Stewart (obstruction of justice)
- Ted Stevens (violation of ethics laws)
- James Tobin (false statement to FBI)
- 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)
- Charles T. Winters (violation neutrality laws). Application in.
- Jason Charles Yeager (methamphetamine charges)


Walt Ludewig said...

I'm a friend of former police K-9 police officer Stephanie Mohr, and
am concerned that her case is not listed. She was convicted of a Federal civil rights violation for unnecessarily loosing her K-9 on an
arrested subject, and the dog bit the subject badly on the calf of his leg.

With multiple sentence "enhancements", Stephanie ended up with a 10 year sentence, which is an outrageous punishment for a dog bite.

What about her case?

Anonymous said...

My Huband Robert D. Blandford sent and filed his application in to the US Pardon Attorney's office in Washington for Clemency Commutation from President Bush . He received a harsh sentence of 8 years in prison for importing lobster tails. He has already served over four and a half years in prison for (violation of the lacey act) . He received support from Washington Legal Foundation, National Federation of Independent Business , Heritage Foundation, National Associate of manufacturers among others who all thought his sentence was outragous . I feel his case should be included on the watch list as well .
Thank You

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Mohr, ex-police officer, doing her job, gets swept up in the political madness to prove a point and find a scapegoat to appease the radical public. She was sentenced to 10 years for stopping a crime. An overzealous Justice Department prosecutor saw a way to make a name for herself and now Stephanie rots in jail. The media crucified her! The government could not win during the first trial so they retried her as a racist. YEAH RIGHT!!!! STEPHANIE DESERVES A FULL PARDON!!!!

Robert D. Blandford, of Coral Springs, Fla., and FOUR other defendants were found guilty. Blandford was guilty of one conspiracy count, 11 smuggling counts, 10 felony Lacey Act counts, two misdemeanor Lacey Act counts and 13 money laundering counts. The Lacy Act prohibits import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition or purchase of fish, wildlife, or plants that are taken, possessed, transported or sold in violation of any federal, state, tribal or foreign law. The convictions carry maximum statutory penalties of five or 10 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000, or twice the value of the pecuniary gain by the defendant. The lobster tails at issue had a wholesale value of more than $4 million. PARDON Blandford? HMMM??!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Re Comment Lacey Act Lobster Case

Every lobster shipment that came into the United States (during the five years of my husband doing business cleared U.S. Customs and United States Food and Drug Administration . All necesaary documents required were handed in ( Bill of Lading, Country of Origin, Pro forma Invoice) I hardly see how that is smuggling? Or concealment)

My husband sold his lobster tails to Red Lobster Restaurant.

The over zealous prosecution trumped up charges based on a alleged Honduras packaging regulation because the lobsters came in clear frozen plastic bags vs a box. So therefore , all the business my husband did in Honduras was deemed "illegal" due to a bags vs box. And this raised the monetary level to 4 million dollars in SALES during the five years of doing business NOT PROFITS. He received a broker commission so many cents per pound.

Even the trial Judge found money laundering charges troubling he stated in transcript " I find that difficult to understand how that's money Laundering"

National Marine Fisheries Services/NOAA listed at the time market prices or all seafood sellers and buyers alike that 2 0z 3oz and 4 oz tails were legal. But in the trial did not present their own prices sheets

The President of Honduras wrote to President Bush NO LAWS were violated, so therefore No American Law was violated.

My husband respects the law and the environment he had his CITES for en-dangered species since 1995, complied with HACCP program
"There are less costly and more effective non-criminal remedies to handle environmental infraction

So yes, because of No Law and because of a box vs a bag I feel my husband deserves to be one of the chosen to be commutation.
Thank You
Dianne Blandford

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