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20 января, 16:39

Why Lawson Products (LAWS) Could Be an Impressive Growth Stock

Lawson Products (LAWS) is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is a great company from a Zacks Growth perspective.

19 января, 22:49

President Obama Grants Commutations

WASHINGTON – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to 330 individuals: Abdulmuntaqim Ad-Deen – Baltimore, MD Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Maryland Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 8, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Lesly Alexis – Boca Raton, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine powder and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 384 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (July 29, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment. Gary J. Anderson – Barre, VT Offense: Possession with intent to distribute MDMA; distribution of MDMA; District of Massachusetts Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 16, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 18, 2017. Terry Anderson – Mabank, TX Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to launder money; Eastern District of Texas Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 1, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Kevin Lavon Andrews – Clearwater, FL Offense: Carrying or possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Middle District of Florida Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 120 months' supervised release (February 11, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 156 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Daniel Ary, Jr. – Shreveport, LA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (March 6, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Demetrius S. Autery – Winter Haven, FL Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 4, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Connie Avalos – Menifee, CA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Eastern District of Kentucky Sentence: Life imprisonment (November 30, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment. Derrick L. Baines – Kansas City, MO Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 27, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Tonya Barney – Ivins, UT Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; District of Utah Sentence: 204 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 10, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment. David Barren – Pittsburgh, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine; conspiracy to structure financial transactions; concealment money laundering (31 counts); structuring (two counts); money laundering – avoid reporting requirements (six counts); promotion money laundering (2 counts); money laundering over $10,000 (seven counts); District of Maryland Sentence: Life imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release (August 11, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment. Herman Barron, III – Brooklyn, NY Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 25, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Tony Barrow – New York, NY Offense: Importation of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of Puerto Rico Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 4 years’ supervised release (November 16, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Senaca Bartlett – Chicago, IL Offense: Possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (“crack cocaine”); Western District of Wisconsin Sentence: 210 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 29, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Christopher Bass – Orlando, 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: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 10, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment. Damion Rurshe Bates – Kalamazoo, MI Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack cocaine); Western District of Michigan Sentence: 210 months' imprisonment; 5 years' supervised release (February 22, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Todd Begley – Nashville, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Tennessee Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 27, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Carolyn Ann Bell – Lawton, OK Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Western District of Oklahoma Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 21, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Curtis Bell – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 22, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Henry P. Bennett, Jr. – Huger, SC Offense:         1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; attempted possession with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine (three counts); District of South Carolina 2. Supervised release violation; District of South Carolina Sentence:        1. Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 18, 2008)                         2. 33 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (December 18, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 273 months' imprisonment. Dorian Lee Benoit – Lake Charles, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine base and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 30, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Christopher Bernard – Shreveport, LA Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 30, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Elaine Beston – Great Falls, MT Offense: Conspiracy to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute; District of Montana Sentence: 192 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 16, 2008); amended to 180 months' imprisonment (July 20, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. James Zell Bishop – Bay Minette, AL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Alabama Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 21, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Benjamin Blount – Oakdale, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 8, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Walter Bradberry – Mobile, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 28, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Alonzo F. Brooks – Asheville, NC Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 26, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Adrian R. Brown – Athens, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 15 kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; conspiracy to knowingly conduct and attempt to conduct unlawful financial transactions affecting interstate commerce; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 12, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Jerome Brown – Pittsburgh, PA Offense:  Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Pennsylvania Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 11, 2009) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Rodney Rodriguez Brown – Atmore, AL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Alabama Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 months’ supervised release (June 5, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Pamela Brownlee – Decatur, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine base (three counts); Southern District of Florida Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 19, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Thomas Burton – Plain Dealing, LA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of firearms during a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 17, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment. Tiara Buskey – Pensacola, FL Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $500 fine (November 8, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Jeffrey Calhoun – Long Beach, CA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (two counts); Central District of California Sentence: 264 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Willie Albert Cannon – Tampa, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); possession of a firearm; Middle District of Florida Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 17, 1995); amended to 352 months’ imprisonment (June 12, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Jose Carmona – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 10, 1993) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Ramiro Cervantes – Blountsville, AL Offense: Attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; Northern District of Alabama Sentence: 324 months' imprisonment; 120 months' supervised release; $2,000 fine (January 23, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. John Dennis Chapman – Piedmont, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine; conspiring to launder monetary instruments; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 4, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Raul Chavez – San Jose, CA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; Eastern District of California Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 60 months' supervised release (December 18, 2000) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment. Artrone Cheatham – Montgomery, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 23, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Calvin Burkett Clark – Jefferson, SC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 13, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment. Kenneth Clark – Calumet City, IL Offense: Possession of cocaine base (crack) with the intent to distribute; Central District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 19, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment. Jeffrey Glynn Coleman – Milwaukee, WI Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine; Eastern District of Wisconsin Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 2, 2006); amend to 240 months' imprisonment (December 17, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Cassandra Collins – Jefferson, TX Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 4, 2008) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Ladarius Venice Cook – Florissant, MO Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack); felon in possession of a firearm; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 28, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 200 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.  Cortez Cooper – Harvey, IL Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Illinois 2. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; use of a telephone in the commission of a felony drug trafficking offense (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Illinois Sentence:        1. 120 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (January 29, 2004) 2. 240 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); eight years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (August 2, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Trenton A. Copeland – Pensacola, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 23, 2012) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months’ imprisonment. John Timothy Cotton – Houston, TX Offense: Continuing Criminal Enterprise; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 26, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment. Johnnie L. Cotton – Venice, IL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Illinois Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $900 fine (August 15, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Timothy G. Craig – Greenville, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence:  292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 8, 2005) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Japlin Cureton – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 8 years’ supervised release (September 29, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Steven Jermonte Cureton – Huntersville, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, marijuana, and 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine a/k/a ecstasy; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 11, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Keith Adell Dancer – Waco, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine (February 16, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment. Timothy Lashaun Dandridge – Midfield, AL Offense: Unlawful distribution of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base (three counts); unlawful possession with the intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; unlawful possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Alabama Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release (January 9, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Terrance H. Darby – Newark, NJ Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime; possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; District of New Jersey Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (April 3, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Emanuel Jurel Davidson – Columbus, OH Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Ohio Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (June 2, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Shondu Maurice Dawson – Raleigh, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack) and more than 500 grams of cocaine; carried a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime and possess said firearm in furtherance of such drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: 241 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 12, 2005); amended to 214 months' imprisonment (September 19, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Gary Allen Day – West Monroe, LA Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 11, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Maria Aide Delgado – Weslaco, TX Offense:         1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, 218.5 kilograms of marijuana (two counts); Southern District of Texas 2. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana; Western District of Louisiana Sentence:        1. 100 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release; $15,000 fine (October 10, 2007) 2. 240 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years’ supervised release (April 19, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence for conviction imposed in the Western District of Louisiana commuted to 110 months and unpaid balance of $15,000 fine imposed in the Southern District of Texas remitted when her sentence expires. Damon Andre Dill – Chester, PA Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: 322 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (September 5, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Qustion Dingle – Okeechobee, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a quantity of crack cocaine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Southern District of Florida Sentence: 216 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (May 1, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019 and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Michael A. Douglas, Jr. – Lynchburg, VA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a substance containing cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1500 fine (April 25, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Dezmend Rashawn Doweary – Norfolk, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 22, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Lourdes Castro Duenas – Mangilao, Guam Offense: Criminal conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride (ICE); possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride with intent to distribute; District of Guam Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 2, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug abuse treatment. Alton J. Easley – Kansas City, KS Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine; conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 2, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Keith Edgerson – Ann Arbor, MI Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a stolen firearm; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Michigan Sentence: 294 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (June 6, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Christopher Demetrius Elliott – Brandon, FL Offense: Possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon; possession of marijuana; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 14, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Carla Grace Engler – Dubuque, IA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) within 1,000 feet of a protected location; attempting to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine (actual) within 1,000 feet of a protected location (two counts); possession of red phosphorus knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; failure to appear on pretrial release; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 361 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 12, 2006); amended to 325 months’ imprisonment (March 21, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 200 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Michael Delevan Engles – Tulsa, OK Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm (two counts); possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, and sentencing enhancement; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Oklahoma Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (February 24, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 270 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Travis J. Every – Harvey, LA Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (2 counts); distribution of less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base; conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 3, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 175 months’ imprisonment. Paul S. Fields – Emmalena, KY Offense: Manufacture of over 100 marijuana plants; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 188 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 26, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 10 years’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Linda Finch –Anniston, AL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Northern District of Alabama Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 1, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Carroll James Flowers – Galena, KS Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture or distribute more than one kilogram of methamphetamine; District of Kansas Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 19, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Chauncey Floyd – Spartanburg, SC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 26, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Lance Foster – Gary, IN Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine/aiding and abetting; Northern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 15, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, and conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Stacy Dean Foster- Bethel, OK Offense: Attempt to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; establishment of manufacturing operations; Eastern District of Oklahoma Sentence: 352 months’ imprisonment; 4 years’ supervised release (June 13, 2006); amended to 295 months’ imprisonment (August 17, 2016) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Robert L. Franklin – Montgomery, AL Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting; distribution of cocaine base (2 counts); distribution of cocaine; carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking charge; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 22, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment James Anthony Frink – Chadbourn, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and aiding and abetting (three counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense; Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: 187 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $9,050 fine (January 7, 2008); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (December 16, 2014) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $9,050 fine remitted. Mike Fulton – Winterville, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of firearm by convicted felon; Middle District of Georgia Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release (January 10, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Melvin Fudge – Grand Rapids, MI Offense: Committing a drug trafficking offense within 1,000 feet of a school; Western District of Michigan Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000 fine (October 28, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019 and unpaid balance of the $10,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Jose Luis Garcia – Gretna, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (five counts); Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (March 20, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Juan Garcia – Tyler, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute marijuana; witness tampering; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (September 28, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Raymond Garcia – Las Vegas, NV Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of Nevada Sentence: 293 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 13, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Rene Garcia, Jr. – Independence, MO Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Western District of Missouri   Sentence: 327 months' imprisonment, five years' supervised release, $261,600 fine (September 3, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 and unpaid balance of $261,600 fine remitted. Antonio Maurice Gardner – Temple, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least five grams of “crack” cocaine, a Schedule II narcotic drug controlled substance, within 1,000 feet of a public school; aiding and abetting; Western District of Texas Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (August 4, 2006); $1,000 fine Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Reginald Stern Gardner – Mason City, IA Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base, cocaine, and marijuana after having previously been convicted of two felony drug offenses; Northern District of Iowa                         2. Escape from custody; Northern District of Iowa Sentence:        1. 360 months' imprisonment (consecutive); eight years' supervised release (May 12, 2004)                         2. 24 months' imprisonment (May 12, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 234 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Gregory A. Garton – Casper, WY Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; distribution of methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (three counts); District of Wyoming Sentence: 900 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $2,200 fine (April 9, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $2,200 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Dustin Gary – Philadelphia, PA Offense:         1. Criminal conspiracy; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); felon in possession of a firearm; Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2. Possession of a prohibited object (marijuana) while in prison; District of New Jersey Sentence         1. 292 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release, $1,500 fine (September 12, 2002); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (July 8, 2008) 2. Six months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (October 17, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Robert Raymond Garza – Harlingen, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 30, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment. Tavaris Gay – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida Sentence: 200 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (June 18, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 130 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Eric German – Haughton, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 15, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Daniel Gilliam – Columbia, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: 222 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 28, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Troy Gilmore ─ Eutawville, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and cocaine base; conspiracy to launder money; District of South Carolina Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 10, 2004)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Terry Glasscock – Lebanon, KY Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine; using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime or possessing a firearm during, in relation to, and in furtherance of such crime; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 425 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 17, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 295 months' imprisonment. Earl Glenn, Jr. – Chester, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of a quantity of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 20, 2012) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 235 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Waymon Audra Goodley – Hillsboro, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; use of a communication facility to facilitate the commission of a drug felony (two counts); Eastern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 19, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 William Goodwill ─ Decatur, IL Offense: Distribution of fifty or more grams of cocaine base; Central District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 20, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Robby Joe Goram –Eight Mile, AL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; Southern District of Alabama Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 12, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 140 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. William Leonardo Graham – Essex, MD Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; District of Maryland Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 6, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Wilbert Decosta Greaves – Jacksonville, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base; Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release; $17,100 fine (January 4, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Charles Lee Green – Ville Platte, LA Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (crack); Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 23, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Samuel Green – Wilmington, DE Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; felon in possession of firearms; District of Delaware Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 18, 1994); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (June 12, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Vaughn Greene – Brooklyn, NY Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least five kilograms of cocaine and at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 1, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire May 19, 2017. Stuart John Greger – Glennville, GA Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Southern District of Georgia Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 7, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Tyrone Grimes – Inwood, NY Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, and marijuana within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school; engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, convicted felon in possession of a gun; Eastern District of New York; Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 29, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment. Ricky Lee Groves – Smithfield, NC Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and aiding and abetting; trading food stamps for cocaine base and aiding and abetting (five counts); Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment plus 60 months' imprisonment, five years' supervised release (February 16, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment. Thaddeas Kulani Thomas Hall – Waipahu, HI Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of Hawaii Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (June 16, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Forrest Hamm – Miami, FL Offense:         1. Possession of contraband (marijuana) in a federal correctional institution; District of New Jersey 2. Possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; Middle District of Georgia 3. Supervised release violation; Southern District of Florida Sentence:        1. Two months' imprisonment (consecutive) (September 3, 2013)                         2. 262 months' imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 5, 2004)                         3. 30 months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (June 3, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Eddie Harley – Baltimore, MD Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing cocaine, heroin, and cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing heroin; District of Maryland Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 21, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Monica Haro – Mission, TX Offense: Conspiracy to commit money laundering; Western District of Texas Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (November 12, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Anthony T. Harris – Murfreesboro, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and some quantity of marijuana; distribution of 50 grams of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected area; Middle District of Tennessee Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 8, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Antone C. Harris – Indianapolis, IN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment’ 10 years’ supervised release (September 8, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Brandon W. Harris – Mt. Vernon, IL Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; Southern District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $200 fine (May 3, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Clenneth J. Harris – Chattanooga, TN Offense: Possession of 50 grams or more of cocaine base for distribution; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 6, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Efrem Zemblish Harris – Tulsa, OK Offense: Conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine in excess of five kilograms, cocaine base in excess of 50 grams, and a quantity of marijuana, and sentencing enhancement; conspiracy to use telecommunication facilities to commit or facilitate acts constituting a felony and sentencing enhancement; conspiracy to establish or maintain a location for the purpose of storing or distributing controlled substances and sentencing enhancement; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; interstate travel in aid of racketeering; Northern District of Oklahoma Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (June 5, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires. Eric Harris – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and marijuana; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (four counts); distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; possession of cocaine and cocaine base with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 12 years' supervised release; $2,500 fine (January 19, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019 and unpaid balance of $2,500 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Linwood Claude Harris, Jr. – Monroe, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 250 months' imprisonment; 20 years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (February 10, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment. Shaun Kevin Harris – Sutton, WV Offense: Cocaine conspiracy; aiding and abetting distribution of crack cocaine (two counts); distribution of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Northern District of West Virginia Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (January 30, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Tyrone A. Harris – Spotsylvania, VA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release (August 15, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Charles Harrison – Charlotte, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin; District of Columbia Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (July 21, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 and unpaid balance of $25,000 fine remitted. Marlon R. Harrison – Savannah, GA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Georgia Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 26, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Todd Lowell G. Haworth – Kina, ID Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Idaho Sentence: 276 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (December 21, 2005); amended to 235 months' imprisonment (October 13, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Andre Haynes – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Florida Sentence: 202 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (January 25, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on October 16, 2017. Gregory Hearn – Kilgore, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 2, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Antonio Jeron Hemphill – Rock Hill, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 14, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Michael Henderson – Newark, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (December 24, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Walter Henry, III – Capitol Heights, MD Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin; aiding and abetting; unlawful possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin (two counts); District of Columbia Sentence: Life imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (March 12, 2001) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Lejandra Deshawn Herman – Knoxville, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 2, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Domingo Hernandez – Ledgewood, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to distribute controlled substance; unlawful transport of firearms; District of New Jersey Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 2, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment. Jackie Hernandez – Park Forest, IL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin; knowingly and intentionally used telephone in furtherance of a drug offense; Northern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 23, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Keith Angelo Hernandez – Atlanta, GA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm during commission of a crime; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 322 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 25, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Ramiro Hernandez – Edinburg, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; Eastern District of Wisconsin Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $8,400 restitution (March 13, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Hassan Hills – Pensacola, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 50 grams or more of cocaine base, and marijuana; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,500 fine (December 19, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Eric Hinton – Ypsilanti, MI Offense: Distribution of a controlled substance (2 counts); Eastern District of Michigan Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 5 years’ supervised release (February 9, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Brian Douglas Hoggard – Coatesville, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and aiding and abetting (2 counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: 204 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $3,000 fine (March 27, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 19, 2018 and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires. Lawrence Honore – New Orleans, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 28, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Charles Allen House – Garden Grove, CA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Northern District of Texas Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 17, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Daniel Alfonso Jacobo – Cedar Rapids, IA Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture after a conviction for felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 10, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Walter Jenkins – Colorado Springs, CO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of cocaine base and aiding and abetting; possession of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of firearms during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime (second and subsequent conviction); District of Colorado Sentence: 720 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 8, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months' imprisonment Antwaine Tacoma Johnson – Littleton, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: 183 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 11, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Dempsey Johnson – Kansas City, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute MDMA and cocaine base; Western District of Missouri Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 10, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 162 months’ imprisonment. Karmell Demetrius Johnson – Mobile, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; use, carry, or possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Alabama Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 14, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.   Thomas Johnson – Miami, FL Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute a detectable amount of cocaine powder; Southern District of Florida Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment, eight years' supervised release (September 29, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Antonio D. Jones – Nashville, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of firearms in relation to a drug trafficking offense; felon in possession of firearms; Middle District of Tennessee Sentence: Life plus five years' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 15, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Kiwanis Miyo Jones – Clayton, AL Offense: Controlled substance - sell, distribute, or dispense (4 counts); violent crime/drugs/guns; unlawful transport of firearms; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 16, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 170 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Ryan K. Jones – Ste. Genevieve, MO Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; possess a listed chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine; Western District of Wisconsin Sentence: 328 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (December 23, 2003); amended to 240 months’ imprisonment (May 18, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Wayne Jordan – Morrisville, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 1, 1998); amended to 324 months' imprisonment (January 29, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Bobby Dale Kelley – Coweta, OK Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Oklahoma Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (March 17, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Kenneth Earl Kelley – Mossy Head, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; Northern District of Florida Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 23, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Corey Kelly – Camden, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five grams of crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine (two counts); District of New Jersey Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 4 years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (September 5, 2000) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. John Kelly – Monroe, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base with prior narcotics convictions; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 12, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Alfred William Kemfort – Maui, HI Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; District of Hawaii Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 17, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Douglas Kennedy – Hillside, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to distribute narcotics; narcotics possession (three counts); possession of firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime (two counts) possession of a weapon by a convicted felon (two counts); District of New Jersey Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 21, 2008); amended to 480 months’ imprisonment (July 2, 2013) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Robert Ketchledge – Delano, PA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Florida Sentence: 195 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 10, 2007); amended to 180 months' imprisonment (April 4, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Alonzo King – Kansas City, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine following a prior felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 26, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Moses King – North Charleston, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 26, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Wendell Dean Kopp – Billings, MT Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking offense (two counts); District of Montana Sentence: Life plus five years’ imprisonment (October 21, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Allan Aquino Lafuente – Kapolei, HI Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; distribution of five or more grams of methamphetamine (two counts); distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of Hawaii Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (September 14, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires. Dennis Chan Lai – San Francisco, CA Offense:  Continuing criminal enterprise; possession with intent to distribute, aiding and abetting (31 counts); possession of illegal weapon (two counts); possession of weapon without serial numbers; Northern District of California Sentence:  Life plus 10 years’ imprisonment; five years’ parole (July 8, 1988) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Linnard O. Lawson – New Brighton, PA Offense:         1. Felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of 5 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, commonly known as crack; Western District of Pennsylvania 2.  Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Ohio Sentence:        1. 120 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (August 26, 2009)                         2. Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (October 6, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires. Wendell Layne – Soddy Daisy, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; aiding and abetting; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; obstruction of justice; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 3, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. James Marcus LeBlanc – Lake Charles, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base (three counts); Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 120 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 14, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Tarry Cordell London – Mansfield, LA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession of a firearm in relation to drug trafficking; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (November 7, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Gilbert Lopez – Fayetteville, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting; conspiracy to launder drug proceeds; laundering of monetary instruments and aiding and abetting (14 counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 13, 1993) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment James Keith Loveless – Pixley, CA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; District of Nebraska Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 30, 1997); amended to 292 months' imprisonment (December 17, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 James Lynch – Greenville, IN Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine (two counts); possession with intent to distribute in excess of five grams of methamphetamine; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 20, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Michael Anthony Mahan – Flint, MI Offense: Distribution of an unspecified quantity of cocaine base (2 counts); possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine; Western District of Michigan Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (May 9, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017, and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted Larry Steven Malone – Bend, OR Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; manufacture methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; felon in possession of a firearm; District of Oregon Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 3, 1995); amended to 360 months' imprisonment (October 5, 2016) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Kenio Marshall – Snellville, GA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (January 11, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Crystal Dawn Mattern – Dilworth, MN Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance; District of North Dakota Sentence: 228 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 5, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Valencia K. Matthews – Centralia, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; distribution of less than five grams of crack cocaine; Southern District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $400 fine (June 28, 2010) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Johnny Ray McAtee – Dubuque, IA Offense: Attempt to manufacture and aid and abet the manufacturing of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine (pure) after being convicted of one or more felony drug offenses; possession of pseudoephedrine, knowing the pseudoephedrine would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; possession of red phosphorous, knowing the red phosphorous would be used to manufacture methamphetamine; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 7, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Joseph McBride – Trenton, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; carrying or possessing a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Florida Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 12, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. John McCallum – Spring Valley, NY Offense: Narcotics conspiracy; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Southern District of New York Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 9, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017.   John McCauley – Chicago, IL Offense:  Distribution of 4.41 grams of cocaine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; distribution and aid and abet the distribution of 3.61 grams of cocaine base and .76 grams of cocaine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; distribution and aid and abet the distribution of .51 grams of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; distribution and aid and abet the distribution of 19.17 grams of cocaine base after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; failure to appear; Northern District of Iowa Sentence:  366 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,150 restitution (April 2, 2004) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. James McCloud – Rochester, NY Offense: Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Western District of New York Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine (June 20, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019 and unpaid balance of $1,500 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Jeffrey Preston McClung – Harrisonburg, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana; distribution of marijuana; carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense; money laundering; Western District of Virginia Sentence: 410 months' imprisonment; 48 months' supervised release (July 10, 1998); amended to 387 months' imprisonment (March 23, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. John McCray, Sr. – East Saint Louis, IL Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base; distribution of heroin and cocaine base; Southern District of Illinois Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $750 fine (March 6, 2007) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. James McDade – Shreveport, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; conspiracy to commit laundering of monetary instruments; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 10, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment. Frederick McGary – Hammond, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 20, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Martin McGee – Beersheba Springs, TN Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 202 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (November 9, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Ezekial McLain – Albany, NY Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Northern District of New York Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 6, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Cartell Alexander McLemore – Milwaukee, WI Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; being a felon in possession of a firearm; being a felon in possession of ammunition; Eastern District of Wisconsin Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 26, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 Randy McMahan – Wellford, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina Sentence: Life plus 120 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 18, 2007) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment. Recco Salaves Meeks – Shelby, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 230 months and six days’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 26, 2006) Commutation Grant: Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Deone Antonio Melvin – Upper Marlboro, MD Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; money laundering conspiracy; distribution of cocaine; possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking (2 counts); felon in possession of a firearm; District of Maryland Sentence: 540 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 26, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment. Luis Marin Mendoza-Esquivel – Riverside, CA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute, distribution, and aiding and abetting the distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture following a prior felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 290 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 13, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Wayne Merrell – Dunlap, TN Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 15, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Richard Glen Milburn – Limestone, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana; conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; attempt to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense (two counts); attempt to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana; attempt to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of an unregistered short barreled firearm; possessing contraband in prison; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 480 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 19, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Kristi Miller – Santa Maria, CA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual or 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 6, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Timothy Wayne Miller – London, KY Offense:         1. Conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (4 counts); possession with intent to distribute oxycodone; carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Kentucky 2. Knowingly failed to appear; Eastern District of Kentucky Sentence:        1. 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 8, 2004) 2. 120 months’ imprisonment (concurrent); three years’ supervised release (July 8, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Robert W. Mims – Pensacola, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $500 fine (May 21, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Ervin Mincey – Swainsboro, GA Offense: Distribution of 27.72 grams of cocaine base; Southern District of Georgia Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 17, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. James Edward Mitchell – Oxnard, CA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; District of Montana Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 31, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Lewis Lynn Mitchell – Medical Lake, WA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Montana Sentence: 288 months’ imprisonment, eight years’ supervised release (August 2, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Terry Mitchell – Miami, FL Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; distribution of cocaine and aiding and abetting (two counts); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: Life plus 60 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 22, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Emmett Alvin Monson – Rosedale, NY Offense: Conspiracy: possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and heroin; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride (two counts); possess with intent to distribute heroin (four counts); Middle District of North Carolina Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 8 years’ supervised release (September 20, 1993) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Richard Ruiz Montes ─ Escalon, CA Offense: Conducting a continuing criminal enterprise; manufacture of marijuana and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute marijuana and aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute marijuana (two counts); Eastern District of California Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 60 months’ supervised release (November 21, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence to expire on May 19, 2017. Anthony Lawayne Moon – Knoxville, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 28, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Larry D. Moon ─ Louisville, KY Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base, aiding and abetting; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (2 counts); Western District of Kentucky Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 21, 1996); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (September 24, 1999)          Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Sentra Moore – Montgomery, AL Offense: Aiding and abetting possession to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; aiding and abetting possession to distribute 50 or more grams of cocaine base; aiding and abetting firearm/drug trafficking; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 1, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Steven Rayford Moore – Sherman, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; Eastern District of Texas Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $5,000 fine (June 26, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $5,000 fine remitted. Jeremy Jason Morefield – Shreveport, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (July 13, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Chico Untras Morgan – Opelika, AL Offense: Distribution of a controlled substance (cocaine base); Middle District of Alabama Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 21, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, and conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Fred Lenard Morrison – Valdese, NC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine; simple possession of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: 320 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 13, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. David Andrew Mortensen – Salt Lake City, UT Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine; District of Utah Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 60 months' supervised release (September 18, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Cory D. Mosby – Rock Island, IL Offense: Possession of cocaine base (crack) with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; felon in possession of firearms; Central District of Illinois Sentence: 322 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release; $2,500 fine (August 17, 2007); amended to 300 months’ imprisonment (March 10, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 195 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $2,500 fine remitted when his sentence expires.  Leo Muhammad – Compton, CA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 21, 2005); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (January 29, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment. Saeed Abdul Muhammad – Spotsylvania, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: Life imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (August 22, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment Dottie Nixon – Lincolnton, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of cocaine and cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (August 13, 2001); amended to 324 months' imprisonment (November 19, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Alonzo Norman, Jr. – Springfield, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting; distribution of cocaine base; Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 18, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Deon Christopher Nowell – Charleston, SC   Offense: Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 10, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Charles Lee Parker – Marietta, GA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Mississippi Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 25, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment. William Howard Penn, Jr. – Morgan City, LA Offense: Narcotics, sell distribute or dispense, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute; narcotics – sell, distribute or dispense, possession with intent to distribute; racketeering, narcotics – interstate travel in aid of illegal activity; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (November 10, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Christopher Clayton Pfaff – Ottumwa, IA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 26, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Hope Aree Pinkerton – Alta, IA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine actual after having been convicted of a prior felony drug offense; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 5, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Larry Blane Pittman – San Diego, CA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine; Western District of Kentucky Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 20, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Max Orvel Plumlee – Newport News, VA Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine (eight counts); use of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts); distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); renting, leasing, and making premises available for storing and distributing cocaine; conspiracy; money laundering (five counts); engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity (four counts); Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: Life imprisonment plus 300 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 18, 1994) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Charles Edward Price – Vicksburg, MS Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Mississippi Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $1,500 fine (June 3, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $1,500 fine remitted.  Calvin Pritchett ─ Cleveland, OH Offense: Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Ohio Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 30, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 19, 2017. Tony Roger Pullings – Ocala, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine (three counts); Middle District of Florida Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 14, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 19, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Dennis Ragland – Lincoln, AL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances; distribution and possession with the intent to distribute controlled substances; felon in possession of a firearm; use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Alabama Sentence: 330 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (November 29, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment. Sergio Ramirez – Des Moines, IA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; distribute methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 22, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 18, 2017. Alex Randell – Tallahassee, FL Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 23, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment Ernest Reagan ─ Knoxville, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; felon in possession of firearms; possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug traffic

18 января, 02:25

A Border Wall Like Steve King’s Model Could Be Dangerous For U.S. Agents

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); One of America’s toughest immigration hard-liners apparently keeps a model of a border wall in his office. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted a photo Friday that showed the model, as well as retired Gen. John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of homeland security, with whom King was meeting. Excellent Trump appointment for Secretary of Homeland Security, General John Kelly & I discuss border security with my wall model on table. pic.twitter.com/OGkBcN6NjU— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) January 13, 2017 Hopefully Kelly seeks out other opinions. The model in King’s photo appears to feature thick, opaque slabs topped with barbed wire. It’s visually impressive. But there would a big problem for anyone tasked with patrolling that wall: You can’t see through it. Modern sections of wall erected along the U.S.-Mexico border are often made of thick steel beams called “bollards,” spaced at short intervals. This kind of barrier is more of a fence than a wall, but is just as difficult for a person to pass through. A fence may seem less grandiose than a wall, but it’s more practical. If the wall is opaque, agents can’t see who’s trying to cross. More importantly, they can’t identify potential threats. In the days before the 2016 election, The Huffington Post took a tour of the border around Nogales, Arizona, with John Lawson, a veteran Border Patrol agent. Lawson told us that when he started out, the primitive fence was opaque. That was a liability for agents, and sometimes a hazard. In some instances, he said, assailants would scale the wall and try to drop cinder blocks on the agents’ vehicles as they passed below. “You need to make a fence you can see through,” Lawson said ― a remark that wasn’t aimed at any public official in particular, and that occurred months before King tweeted his photo of the model wall. When U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked for funds last year to erect additional miles of barrier along the country’s southern border, it requested metal and concrete bollard fencing specifically, according to Reuters. King’s office did not respond to a request for comment. The Iowa Republican has distinguished himself as a vocal opponent of immigration, advocating ideas like making English the official language of the United States and proposing legislation to end birthright citizenship. But his district lies several states and more than 1,000 miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border. Sometimes it shows. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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12 января, 02:52

Fla. lawmaker taken from Capitol on stretcher

Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) collapsed Wednesday evening near the House chamber after suffering what House sources described as a serious medical emergency.Rutherford was seen being wheeled on a stretcher by paramedics, past the entrance at the rear of the chamber, where several members – including Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) looked on in concern. Capitol police held open an elevator awaiting their arrival.Rutherford’s staff did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the congressman’s condition.Rutherford, 64, is serving his first term in Congress. A 40-year law enforcement veteran, Rutherford most recently served as Jacksonville’s sheriff.Fellow Florida Rep. Al Lawson, a Democrat, issued a statement of support for Rutherford late Wednesday.“My thought and prayers are with John and Patricia Rutherford during this time, as he deals with this very difficult health challenge," the lawmaker said. "John is a good friend and colleague. During the past few weeks, we had been discussing issues we could work on together for our community. I ask everyone to join me in praying for John and his full recovery.”

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22 декабря 2016, 21:43

A New Scanner from Panasonic Is About to Change Retail Forever

Going shopping sucks, doesn't it? Think of all the time and energy that's wasted. You walk down the aisle. You pick out a box of Mallomars because they're unbelievably delicious and only available during certain times of the year. You put the box of those delicious Mallomars in your cart along with other stupid items like lettuce and cheese. You stand in line. You take the Mallomars out of the cart and put it on the cashier's belt. You then take the Mallomars off the belt after the cashier has scanned them and put them in a bag. You put the bag in the cart. You pay. Then you bring it home, carry the bags inside, take the Mallomars out of the bag and eat the entire box in one sitting with a big glass of cold milk. What a process we have to go through for a box of Mallomars! But finally, there's a better way. No, it's not from Amazon. It's from Panasonic. And it's going to change how people shop, and merchants operate...forever. The concept is simple. You stick all your items in a special shopping basket. You go to a self-service kiosk and slide the entire basket into a slot. A scanner detects and records all the items in the basket. You swipe or dip. The items drop into a bag. You walk out of the store, muttering about the high price of everything. You're home in time to eat your Mallomars in front of the inevitable sequel to Game of Thrones: The Rise of the Lannisters (remember, this is in the future). The system "could bring a revolution to the broader retailing industry," Sadanobu Takemasu, the chief operating officer of convenience-store chain Lawson Inc., told the Wall Street Journal. "We all face a scarcity of labor." Reports of Takemasu being a Mallomars fan are unconfirmed. My expectation is that the future generation of machines like Panasonic's will operate on a larger scale. Using radio-frequency ID technology, look for shoppers to be able to put items in bags right from the shelves and then just walk their cart through a giant scanner like the kind you go through at airport security. The items are scanned all at once, and payment is automatically made through a mobile app where payment details have already been set up. No lines. No repetitive taking stuff in and out of shopping carts and bags. Once stores start implementing this technology, it will become expected by shoppers. The implications are big, both for employees and business owners. Like Amazon's proposed self-service automated grocery stores, the Panasonic scanner can have an enormous effect on employment. Technology like this will (not might) result in the loss of many low-paying, low-skilled jobs like cashiers over the next decade, and workforces are going to have to adjust. As you might expect, executives at both Panasonic and Lawson are quick to say that all employees won't be receiving a pink slip. "Our store is also a point of communication for neighbors, where customers can enjoy chatting with clerks," said Lawson's Takemasu in the Wall Street Journal article. Yeah, right. For merchants, there's bad news and good news. Big technology investments are going to be required over the next decade to keep up with the Jones' and meet customers' expectations. So get out your wallets and take your banker out to dinner. But on the flip side, merchants will be able to cut back the cost of their biggest headache: finding, managing and paying people -- particularly in these times of labor shortages, $15 per hour minimum wage and rising healthcare expenses. "The smart merchants will figure out a balance between people and technology in the years to come," Jeff Lenard, a vice president at the National Association of Convenience Stores told me. "This will be very similar to when gas stations converted to self-service pumps decades ago. A big investment in technology that was driven by customer demand has helped the industry grow." The Panasonic scanning device is in test mode for now -- but the company expects it to go live by February with more being rolled out in the Lawson chain throughout 2018. By the way -- Tony Soprano also loves Mallomars. So maybe he's not such a bad guy after all. A version of this column originally appeared on Inc.com. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 декабря 2016, 19:01

Colorado school staff to carry guns

A RURAL Colorado school district has decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students. The Hanover School District 28 board on Wednesday night voted 3-2

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15 декабря 2016, 10:24

"Умные" корзины избавят супермаркеты от очередей

Японская корпорация Panasonic вместе с ритейлером Lawson разработала "умную" корзину для супермаркетов. Такая корзина может подсчитать стоимость покупок и даже упаковать их в пакет, что позволит ликвидировать очереди на кассах.

14 декабря 2016, 16:10

"Умная" корзина Panasonic может заменить кассиров

Новые "умные" корзинки от Panasonic, демонстрация которых состоялась в этот понедельник в Осаке, способны самостоятельно "рассмотреть", что покупатель положил вовнутрь и подсчитать точную стоимость продуктов.

14 декабря 2016, 16:10

"Умная" корзина Panasonic может заменить кассиров

Новые "умные" корзинки от Panasonic, демонстрация которых состоялась в этот понедельник в Осаке, способны самостоятельно "рассмотреть", что покупатель положил вовнутрь, и подсчитать точную стоимость продуктов.

13 декабря 2016, 19:30

Кассовая машина от Panasonic заодно упаковывает ваши покупки

По мнению экспертов, это японский ответ американской системе Amazon Go

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13 декабря 2016, 16:37

Panasonic разработала самостоятельно перекладывающую покупки в пакет кассу (ВИДЕО)

Проект, созданный совместно с сетью магазинов Lawson, предусматривает использование специальных корзин со сканерами штрих-кодов и кассовых столов, на которых покупки после оплаты автоматически попадают в пакет. В настоящее время система проходит тестирование в одном из магазинов в Осаке.

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11 декабря 2016, 12:00

The best thing I ate in 2016

From a homemade birthday cake to wild pig in the Yucatán, the big names in food, including Nigella Lawson, René Redzepi and Nadiya Hussain, recall their favourite eating experiences of 2016Fat chips with feta at Gazi, Melbourne:chosen by Nigella Lawson, food writer and broadcasterIf I tell you that the best thing I ate this year was in January, please don’t think that the rest of my eating year has been a disappointment: know that I would never allow that to be the case. I have a big thing about chips. Whenever I go out, I ask if the chips I see on the menu are hand-cut. I’m nearly always told they are; they invariably aren’t. That’s no good – I’m not interested if they’re triple-fried in goose fat if they’re not hand-cut. It’s all about the rough edges, you see. Continue reading...

09 декабря 2016, 14:36

U.S. Ambassador to Russia: Culture can ‘help us to put right our relations’

Culture and cultural ties can form the basis for an improvement in relations between Russia and the United States, Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak told the RIA Novosti news agency after a grand gala in honor of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy on Dec. 7 in Washington, D.C. “I have strong faith that culture and cultural ties can help us to put right our relations,” said Kislyak at the end of the event. The event was the 24th evening of its kind held by the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation. Each meeting, held twice a year, is devoted to a person or phenomenon that laid an impact on the two countries’ cultures. The Life and Philosophy of Leo Tolstoy in 15 Photos During the evening reception, which took place at the Washington club Cosmos, audiences were presented with a fresh view of Tolstoy’s work, conveyed through music, ballet, singing and readings of excerpts from his prose and personal correspondence. The evening began with a number presented by the Akhmedova Ballet Academy. After a congratulatory speech on behalf of all the organizers by the head of the fund Eugen K. Lawson, the audience was presented with a number of reports and lectures about Leo Tolstoy’s life. A speech by Professor Andrew Kaufman of the University of Virginia gave a special flavor to the event and was received with a standing applause from the audience. A significant part of the event was focused on the correspondence Tolstoy held with American friends, which was presented by the archive of the Moscow State Leo Tolstoy Museum (the documents date back to the first decade of the 20th century). Both ordinary Americans and great scientists corresponded with Tolstoy – including Thomas Edison. Interestingly, it is thanks to Tolstoy’s friendship with Edison that we now have the recording of his voice, which was one of the first to be recorded on the phonograph invented by the American 130 years ago. First published in Russian in RIA Novosti Subscribe to get the hand picked best stories every week

09 декабря 2016, 11:27

2016's Explosion in U.S. Soybean Exports to China

As promised, we're taking a closer look at the volume of exports of soybeans from the United States to China today, where we find that 2016 is on track to break all previous records. The following chart reveals what we found when we extracted the U.S. Census Bureau's data on the value of U.S. soybean exports to China for each month from January 2012 through the just reported month of October 2016 and the average monthly price per bushel of soybeans over all that time to estimate the equivalent number of bushels of soybeans being shipped from U.S. farms to Chinese consumers. The biggest takeaway from the chart is that the volume of U.S. soybean exports to China in 2016 is well ahead of what was recorded in recent years, and most importantly where the calculation of real, inflation-adjusted GDP growth is concerned, well ahead of what was recorded in 2015. In fact, the outsize volume of soybean exports in July through September 2016 is a major reason why real U.S. GDP growth in the third quarter of 2016 was so unexpectedly strong. Neil Dutta, the head of US economics at Renaissance Macro, said in a note that these added 0.61 percentage points and 0.83 percentage points, respectively. That implies that GDP excluding trade and inventories rose at a 1.4% seasonally adjusted annual rate, he said. A closer look at the trade boost to GDP shows that soybean exports were the big driver. Earlier in October, the international trade report foretold that trade would make a big contribution to growth. Here's what Jeremy Lawson, chief economist at Standard Life Investments, said in a note about why soybean exports were a huge contribution to growth: "In a normal year, US soybean exports increase strongly in the winter months after the fall harvest. The Census Bureau then smooths these spikes out through its seasonal adjustment process. This summer, however, soybean exports from South America (Argentina and Brazil are by far the world's largest exporters) have been very weak thanks to a poor harvest, leaving US producers to fill the gap. "The application of the normal seasonal factors to the unusually large increase in soybean exports has meant that seasonally adjusted food, feed and beverage exports are up 121% in three-month-on-three-month (3m/3m) annualized terms." So there's an important seasonal distortion to the numbers — albeit a boost — that should not be overlooked. What we see in the data for October 2016 is that factor looks like it could boost the reported real GDP of the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter of 2016 and would boost it if soybean buyers elsewhere in the world were pulling their weight. It is also important to recognize that this boost to the U.S. economy is coming as China was not able to purchase the volume of soybeans that it would otherwise have done from the southern hemisphere nations of Brazil and Argentina, whose soybean exports would ordinarily peak in the second quarter of each year. We should also note that the shortages resulting from poor soybean harvests have boosted soybean prices in 2016 above what they would otherwise be in times of better harvests for them in these countries. These reasons are the real contributing factors to why U.S. soybean exports in 2016 are really less impressive than they might at first seem, where their contribution to U.S. GDP is not likely to be repeated in 2017.

07 декабря 2016, 17:07

Powell Industries (POWL) Beats on Q4 Earnings & Revenues

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06 декабря 2016, 17:30

Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Health Insurance Innovations, MoneyGram, Lawson Products, Applied Industrials and AK Steel

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05 декабря 2016, 21:17

The Best Performing "Trump Stocks"

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05 декабря 2016, 16:09

SALENA ZITO: Democrats dancing with insanity. That is how many of Nancy Pelosi’s colleagues it to…

SALENA ZITO: Democrats dancing with insanity. That is how many of Nancy Pelosi’s colleagues it took to vote her back into power despite having lost her third consecutive chance at winning back the majority from the Republicans. Her win over Youngstown Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan for Minority Leader proved two-thirds of those House Democrats have […]

02 декабря 2016, 13:51

5 NBA Teams That Should Tank the 2016-2017 Season

Every NBA team wants to make it to the playoffs, but there are some teams that are better off tanking now so they can improve later.

01 декабря 2016, 02:32

Michigan Is Still Fighting A Court Order To Provide Water To Flint

Nearly three weeks after a federal judge ordered Michigan officials to deliver bottled water to Flint residents who lack access to safe drinking water, the state continues to fight it. The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson on Nov. 10, calls for state and city officials to deliver bottled water to all Flint homes unless residents decline it or it is otherwise verified that the home has a properly installed, functioning water filter. The state appealed that ruling in a Nov. 17 court motion, calling the ordered water distribution a “herculean effort” that “would be on the magnitude of a large-scale military operation” and extremely costly. The state estimates it would cost at least $10.5 million monthly to carry out and is seeking an emergency motion to block the order. A ruling on the state’s motion is expected from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals any day now. Until then, state and city officials are required to file a status report on their compliance with the order by Dec. 16. In a Tuesday call, representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which along with the American Civil Liberties Union is a plaintiff in the lawsuit, criticized the state of Michigan for “spending its time litigating as opposed to assuring safe water to its residents.” The NRDC filed a brief Monday with the 6th Circuit describing the “harsh, on-the-ground reality” of Flint residents who are still “struggling to obtain enough safe water to meet their daily needs.” The organization is calling on the court to deny the state’s motion for a stay. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); “We’ve got an ongoing crisis to this day,” NRDC Midwest Director Henry Henderson said. “People do not have access to safe water. This is not consistent with what we expect to happen to residents of the United States of America.” The brief, authored by NRDC attorney Sarah C. Tallman, argues that the city’s and state’s response to drop off water filters at homes and operate water distribution sites is leaving many people behind, particularly residents without cars, the elderly and sick, and those who lack the “tools, strength or know-how to properly install, use and maintain filters left at their doors.” That situation, the brief continues, will only worsen as winter approaches and temperatures plunge. In response to the criticism, Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, asserted that the state is continuing to provide bottled water and filters to all Flint residents, “as we have been for months now, while also working on the plan for the massive logistics rollout needed to meet the order’s requirements.” Heaton also noted that the state has teams made up of Flint residents hired using Department of Labor grants along with state workers who are going door-to-door to check that provided water filters have been properly installed and maintained by residents. The state previously emphasized that at least 96 percent of Flint’s water customers have filters, so that would mean only about 4 percent of the city’s residents would require ongoing water delivery. Still, in a separate filing to the court Tuesday, attorneys for Flint joined the state in calling the district court’s injunction “overbroad” and noted that the city lacked the resources required to comply with it. State health officials are still urging Flint residents to drink the tap water only after it has been filtered to remove lead contamination that was first confirmed in September 2015 by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician. Residents of Flint, a high-poverty, predominantly black city, had been complaining about the quality of their water soon after the city left the Detroit water system and switched its drinking water sources to the polluted, highly corrosive Flint River in April 2014. Since then, Gov. Snyder and President Barack Obama have declared states of emergency in Flint, and the city has begun the slow and expensive process of replacing its lead water service lines throughout the city.  According to the city, a total of 260 homes through the end of October have either gotten new service lines or had their lead lines capped. In total, at least 30,000 Flint homes need service lines replace. It’s going to take a lot of money to make that happen, and Flint officials and activists alike are hopeful that federal assistance will play a key role. David Goldston, NRDC’s director of government affairs, called on Tuesday for Congress to approve immediate funding to help the residents of Flint before the end of its lame-duck session. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives authorized up to $170 million in aid to address Flint’s ongoing water crisis in late September, $50 million short of the level of funding the Senate proposed as part of the Water Resources Development Act both the House and Senate approved earlier this year. “Congress has done little but dither for the entire duration of the Flint crisis,” Goldston said. “The Republican leadership finally said they would insure money went to Flint, so in the next week or two we will see if they fulfill that promise.” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that Flint’s aid is on track to be approved “one way or another” ― either through the water act or as part of a broader stopgap spending measure ― before year’s end. ―― Joseph Erbentraut covers promising innovations and challenges in the areas of food and water. In addition, Erbentraut explores the evolving ways Americans are identifying and defining themselves. 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23 июля 2016, 19:05

Самая большая частная яхта в мире

Немецкая компания под названием Lürssen, которая специализируется на выпуске элитных и роскошных яхт выпустила в 2013 году самую огромную в мире мега яхту, назвав ее Azzam.Данная яхта является самым большим чартерным моторным судном. Фото 2. Помимо того, что модель класса Аззам является самым большим судном на всем свете, даже больше чем яхта самого Романа Абрамовича, она также является одной из самых скоростных в своем классе. Её размеры поражают. Только представьте: 180 метров – это два футбольных поля или 12 железнодорожных вагонов. При этом Azzam может легко разгоняться до максимальной скорости 30 узлов (55 км/ч). В этом ей помогают две газовые турбины общей мощностью 94 000 л.с., четыре водомётные установки и турбокомпрессорный дизельный двигатель Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C мощностью 108 920 л.с. (80 088 кВт).Это самый большой двигатель в мире: его длина – 27,1 м, высота – 13,4 м, вес – более 2 300 т. Изначально разработанный для контейнеровозов, он идеально подошёл для 180-метровой мега-яхты. Можно не сомневаться, что при таких габаритах на борту мега-яхты осталось достаточно места, чтобы реализовать любые фантазии заказчика. Даже главный салон у неё не имеет аналогов в мире: длина – 29 м, ширина 18 м.Фото 3. Для обслуживания судна таких внушительных размеров необходимо пятьсот человек экипажа. В бак яхты этого класса можно залить около одного миллиона топлива, что дает возможность своему владельцу и гостям путешествовать по миру круглый год, при этом не заходить в порт для заправки судна. Одним из достоинств яхты класса аззам является, то, что она с легкостью может ходить по мелководью на очень большой скорости.Фото 4. Дизайном внутренней отделки занимался популярный и талантливый французский дизайнер, имя которого Кристоф Леони. Знаменитый дизайнер в своей работе придерживался стиля ампир.Фото 5. Подробной информации об интерьере судна на данный момент нет, однако известно из достоверных источников, что площадь самого большого салона azzam составляет тридцать на двадцать метров, данный салон не содержит столбов, которые разделяют внутреннее пространство. Также известно, что длина открытой террасы составляет свыше восемнадцати метров.Фото 6. Интерьер яхты, Кристоф Леони оформил в великолепном императорском, дорогом и роскошном стиле. Большинство мебели, которые гармонично размещены на судне, являются антикварными, изготовленными из ценных и дорогих пород деревьев.Частично антикварная мебель расписана золотом и украшена ювелирными камнями. Говорят, что яхта этого класса на своем борту имеет подводную лодку, а также вертолет.Фото 7. Конструкторы сообщили, что данное судно является наиболее сложным и длительным проектом фирмы. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi является ведущим инженером, который занимался строительством суперяхты.Фото 8. Заказчик и текущий владелец яхты Azzam – Халифа ибн Зайд Аль Нахайян, президент ОАЭ и эмир Абу-Даби, чьё состояние оценивается Forbes в 15 миллиардов долларов США. Постройке судна предшествовал конкурс проектов, в котором победили экстерьер от миланской студии Nauta Yacht Design и интерьер от французского дизайнера Christophe Leoni. Техническое управление постройкой осуществляла компания Burgess Yachts. Главным инженером выступил Мубарак Саад аль Ахбаби. Была версия, что вот этот Принц на белой яхте владелец яхты.Фото 9. Nauta Yachts является итальянской компанией, которая занималась проектированием судна класса Azzam, а непосредственно строительством этой великолепной и величественной мега яхты занималась немецкая фирма Lurssen, которая расположена в городе Бремен.Фото 10. Известно, что стиль, в котором оформлены внутренние помещения Azzam, близок к неоклассицизму начала XIX века – времени правления Наполеона Бонапарта. В отсутствие фотографий с борта мега-яхты – их ещё никому не удавалось получить, даже авторитетным международным яхтенным изданиям – можно представить нечто напоминающее императорские спальни в Версале.Фото 11. Azzam зарегистрирована как чартерная яхта, однако открытой информации о возможности и стоимости её чартера нигде не представлено. Крайне редко яхту можно встретить в Аравийском море, ещё реже в Средиземноморье. В мае 2015 года очевидцам удалось увидеть её проходящей Гибралтар. В настоящее время – и большую часть времени года – Azzam пришвартована в порту Халифа в Абу-Даби.Фото 12. Фото 13. Фото 14. Фото 15. Фото 16. Фото 17. Фото 18. Фото 19. Фото 20. Фото 21. Фото 22. Фото 23. Фото 24. Фото 25. Фото 26. источникиhttp://yachtrus.ru/yacht-azzam/http://www.themilliardaire.co/yacht/azzam-the-worlds-largest-yacht-5927/http://ruyachts.com/journal/azzam-lurssen-0960/http://www.pravda.ru/photo/album/21532/http://www.infoniac.ru/news/Azzam-samaya-bol-shaya-yahta-v-mire-sdelano-v-Germanii.htmlВот еще несколько интересных кораблей: вот например действительно ли Экраноплан необходим нам … как покойнику калоши, а вот Самый длинный в мире контейнеровоз. Помните про Невезучего великана «Thomas W.Lawson» и Самая большая подводная лодка в мире. Вот еще Мобильная платформа десанта или пирс в океане и знаменитая Неуязвимая Вайолетт