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President Obama Grants Commutations

20140718_104238_Obama-Ukraine-Plane_ArriWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to 46 individuals.

 

·         Jerry Allen Bailey – Charlotte, NC

Offense: Conspiracy to violate narcotics laws (crack) (Western District of North Carolina)

Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 2, 1996)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Shauna Barry-Scott – Youngstown, OH

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Northern District of Ohio)

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Oct. 18, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Larry Darnell Belcher – Martinsville, VA

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana (Western District of Virginia)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Dec. 15, 1997)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         John L. Houston Brower – Carthage, NC

Offense:  Distributed cocaine base (“crack”) (Middle District of North Carolina)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 22, 2002)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Nathaniel Brown – Orange Park, FL

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute cocaine (more than five kilograms) and cocaine base (more than 50 grams); distribution of cocaine base (two counts) (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Aug. 1, 2002)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Norman O’Neal Brown – Hyattsville, MD

Offense:  Distribute quantity of mixture or substance containing a detectable amount cocaine base (crack), aiding and abetting (five counts); possess with intent distribute quantity of mixture or substance containing detectable amount of cocaine base (crack), aiding and abetting (District of Maryland)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Jan. 15, 1993)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Joseph Burgos – Chicago, IL

Offense:  Distribution of cocaine; use of a communication facility in the commission of a felony (Northern District of Illinois)

Sentence:  360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $200,000 fine (Sept. 2, 1993)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Clarance Callies – San Antonio, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”); possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) (Western District of Texas)

Sentence: 240 months imprisonment; 8 years’ supervised release (Mar. 25, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Anthony Leon Carroll – Tampa, FL

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release (Sept. 3, 1999)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Juan Diego Castro – Laredo, TX

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute a quantity in excess of five kilograms of cocaine (Southern District of Texas)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Feb. 1, 2002)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Joe Louis Champion – Houston, TX

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 376.9 grams of cocaine base (crack); aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 376.9 grams of cocaine base (crack) (Southern District of Texas)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $4,000 fine (June 19, 1997)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015, and the remaining balance of the fine remitted.

 

·         Cedric Culpepper – Orlando, FL

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence:  188 months’ imprisonment; 4 years’ supervised release (Nov. 15, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Walter R. Dennie – Gary, IN

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine (two counts) (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 25, 2002)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Steven D. Donovan – Oak Creek, WI

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; interstate travel to promote distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (Eastern District of Wisconsin)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Oct. 16, 1992)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Romain Dukes – Chicago, IL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, “crack”; distribution of cocaine base, “crack” (two counts) (Southern District of Iowa)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Oct. 1, 1997)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Tony Lynn Hollis – Knoxville, TN

Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 26.5 grams of cocaine base (Eastern District of Tennessee)

Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 8, 2001)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Alex William Jackson – Mineral, VA

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (Western District of Virginia)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release (Dec. 22, 1999); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (June 25, 2008)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Jackie Johnson – Townsend, DE

Offense:  Possession with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of a cocaine base (District of Delaware)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Jan. 30, 2007)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Jerome Wayne Johnson – Fort White, FL

Offense:  1. Cultivation of marijuana plants (Middle District of Florida)

2. Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 marijuana plants (Northern District of Florida)

Sentence: 1. 60 months’ imprisonment, 5 years’ supervised release (June 25, 2003)

2. 20 years’ imprisonment, concurrent to sentence imposed above, 10 years’ supervised release (May 27, 2004)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Willie C. Johnson – Steele, MO

Offense:  The defendant did knowingly conspire to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base; the defendant did knowingly distribute cocaine base; the defendant did knowingly possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base (Eastern District of Missouri)

Sentence:  360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Feb. 18, 2005); amended to 168 months’ imprisonment (Feb. 12, 2015)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Mark Anthony Jones – Boynton Beach, FL

Offense:   Distribution of cocaine base (Northern District of Florida)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 28, 1999)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Roy Larry Lee – St. Petersburg, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (enhanced penalty); distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts) (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 3, 1990)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Kenneth Lorenzo Lewis – Charlottesville, VA

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (Western District of Virginia)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Nov. 17, 2000)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Douglas M. Lindsay, II – Newberry, SC

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base (District of South Carolina)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Dec. 20, 1996); amended to 293 months’ imprisonment (Mar. 4, 2015)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Kevin Matthews – James Island, SC

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (District of South Carolina)

Sentence:  232 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Feb. 11, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Marlon McNealy – St. Petersburg, FL

Offense:  Conspiracy to commit racketeering (two counts); conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; knowingly and intentionally distributing 50 grams or more of cocaine base (three counts) (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Aug. 18, 1993)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Brian Nickles – New Orleans, LA

Offense:  Distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (two counts) (Eastern District of Louisiana)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 28, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Jermaine Lee Osborne – Roanoke, VA

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base (Western District of Virginia)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 2, 2006)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Marcus H. Richards – Miami, FL

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base (Northern District of Florida)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 13, 2005)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Patrick Roberts – Detroit, MI

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute controlled substances (Eastern District of Michigan)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 8, 1999)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Bryant Keith Shelton – Kissimmee, FL

Offense:  Distribution of cocaine base (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence:  188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Apr. 1, 2003)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Ezekiel Simpson – St. Louis, MO

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Eastern District of Missouri)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Feb. 3, 2005)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Katrina Stuckey Smith – Montrose, GA

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (Middle District of Georgia)

Sentence:  292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 20, 2000); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (Apr. 2, 2008).

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         James Marion Stockton – Martinsville, VA

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Western District of Virginia)

Sentence:  420 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (May 27, 2003)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire November 10, 2015.

 

·         Bart Stover – Ashland, OH

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of drug trafficking offense, aiding and abetting (Northern District of Ohio)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 12, 2005)

Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Robert Earl Thomas, Jr. – Houston, TX

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Eastern District of Texas)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 29, 1999)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Bruce Todd – Atlanta, GA

Offense:  Distribution of at least 50 grams of crack cocaine (Northern District of Georgia)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Mar. 3, 2003)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Jeffery Jerome Toler – Pensacola, FL

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (Northern District of Florida)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 13, 1996)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Donald Vanderhorst – Charleston, SC

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base (District of South

Carolina)

Sentence:        240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Mar. 15, 2006)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         James Nathan Walton – Thibodeaux, LA

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Western District of Louisiana)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Sept. 16, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Telisha Rachette Watkins – Charlotte, NC

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base (Western District of North Carolina)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (Oct. 25, 2007)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Dunning Wells – Fort Myers, FL

Offense:  Unlawful possession of a firearm; distribution of a quantity of cocaine; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (Middle District of Florida)

Sentence:  502 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (Feb. 20, 1992)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Kimberly A. Westmoreland – Columbus, OH

Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime (Southern District of Ohio)

Sentence:  180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Jan. 21, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         James Rufus Woods – Leasburg, NC

Offense:   Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”) (Middle District of North Carolina)

Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Nov. 23, 1998)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         John M. Wyatt – Las Cruces, NM

Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute marijuana (Southern District of Illinois)

Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $500 fine (Aug.  30, 2004)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

 

·         Robert Joe Young – Joppa, AL

Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; use of a firearm during and in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; endeavoring to influence and impede the administration of justice (Northern District of Alabama)

Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release (Dec. 16, 2002)

Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on November 10, 2015.

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