Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Obama: 12 Pardons, 8 Commutations of Sentence

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons. The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals:

Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a felony (Southern District of Alabama) Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 13, 1994) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.

Cathy Lee Jones – Portsmouth, VA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine base (Eastern District of Virginia) Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Apr. 29, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.


Rickey Marcell McCall – Birmingham, AL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts) (Northern District of Alabama) Sentence: Life imprisonment; 120 months’ supervised release (Jan. 11, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

Larry Nailor – Memphis, TN Offense: Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute approximately 50 grams of cocaine base (Western District of Tennessee) Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Nov. 7, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

Antonio Gromyko Reeves – Kennett, MO Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (Eastern District of Missouri) Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (May 21, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

Jennifer Regenos – Muscatine, IA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Southern District of Iowa) Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Mar. 25, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

Barbara Lammsies Scrivner – Portland, OR Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (District of Oregon) Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 3, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.

Israel Abel Torres – Dallas, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Eastern District of Texas) Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (Dec. 4, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.

The President granted pardons to the following twelve individuals:

Roy Norman Auvil – Bartonville, IL Offense: Possession of an unregistered distilling apparatus; working a distillery on which the required sign is not placed (District of South Carolina) Sentence: Five years’ probation (Nov. 16, 1964)

Bernard Bryan Bulcourf – McIntosh, FL Offense: Counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes (Southern District of Florida) Sentence: 90 days’ confinement in a community treatment center, followed by three years’ probation (Nov. 18, 1988)

Steve Charlie Calamars – San Antonio, TX Offense: Possession of phenyl-2-propanone with intent to manufacture a quantity of methamphetamine (Western District of Texas) Sentence: 57 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (May 31, 1989; as amended Apr. 8, 1994)

Diane Mary DeBarri, fka Diane Mary Wilhelm – Fairless Hills, PA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) Sentence: 90 days’ imprisonment; five years’ probation conditioned on performance of community service as directed by the court (June 15, 1984)

Donnie Keith Ellison – London, KY Offense: Manufacture of marijuana (Eastern District of Kentucky) Sentence: Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (Sept. 1, 1995)

John Marshall French – Clovis, CA Offense: Conspiracy to transport a stolen motor vehicle in interstate commerce (District of South Carolina) Sentence: Three years’ probation conditioned on performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of $2,337 restitution (Mar. 2, 1993)

Ricardo Marcial Lomedico, Sr. – Point Roberts, WA Offense: Misappropriation of bank funds by an employee (Western District of Washington) Sentence: Five years’ imprisonment (Nov. 21, 1969)

David Raymond Mannix – Lafayette, OR Offense: Conspiracy to commit larceny; theft of military property (U.S. Marine Corps general court-martial convened at Camp Pendleton, CA) Sentence: 75 days’ confinement; forfeiture of $350 pay per month for three months; reduction to Private First Class, pay grade E-2 (Oct. 18, 1989, as approved Mar. 2, 1990)

David Neil Mercer – Grand Junction, CO Offense: Archaeological Resources Protection Act violation (District of Utah) Sentence: 36 months’ probation; $2,500 fine; $1,437.72 joint and several restitution (Apr. 9, 1997)

Claire Holbrook Mulford, fka Claire Audrey Holbrook – Flint, TX Offense: Using a residence to distribute methamphetamine; carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime (Eastern District of Texas) Sentence: 70 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (Dec. 3, 1993)

Brian Edward Sledz – Naperville, IL Offense: Wire fraud; violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (Northern District of Illinois) Sentence: One year of probation conditioned on payment of $1,318 costs of supervision and $8,297.91 restitution (Apr. 29, 1993)

Albert Byron Stork – Delta, CO Offense: Filing a false tax return (District of Colorado) Sentence: Six months’ confinement in a jail-type or treatment institution; three years’ probation (May 8, 1987)

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