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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, 21:55

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

Eight US states plus the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis, in conflict with US federal law. Steve Diapola/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In recent years, many countries - with the conspicuous exception of Indonesia and the Philippines - have been rethinking the international war on drugs. The world, it seems, has grown tired of mass incarceration, militarised law enforcement and endless interdiction of drug shipments that nonetheless keep arriving at borders. Even the United States, the key enforcer of this relentless and violent obsession with narcotics, started to ease up during the Barack Obama administration. Will Donald Trump continue his predecessor's reform path? Or will he reheat the 40-year drug war, domestically and abroad? A hemisphere behind bars These questions are not abstract in the Americas. In the US, eight states have legalised marijuana, in conflict with federal law. This reform movement is partly rooted in the country's outrageous incarceration rates. Human Rights Watch has dubbed the US a "nation behind bars", because it locks up more of its citizens than any other country in the world. A disproportionate number of them are black. Long jail sentences for drug offenders, even for low-level crimes such as possession, which represents 80% of drug arrests, are the greatest contributor to the country's massive federal prison population. President Barack Obama's compassionate approach to non-violent drug offenders has helped incarceration rates drop by 13% since 2012, back to 1998 levels. But one decade of reform is insufficient to undo a half century of harsh policy; drug offenders still represent 46.4% of federal inmates. Stakes are just as high in Latin America, where the war on drugs has fueled record levels of violence, corruption, criminality, and social inequality. Cabinet of drug warriors So what is Trump's stance on drugs and drug policy? As with many matters, he has proven inconsistent in this realm. In 1990 in a lunch with the Miami Herald newspaper, Trump deemed the drug war a "joke" and called for the legalisation of all drugs. By his 2016 presidential campaign, however, he seemed to have changed his mind. In a February interview with Fox News, Trump called Colorado's legal marijuana industry a "real problem" (though he said that he's "100%" for medical cannabis). A few months later, he declared that he would "leave [marijuana legalisation] up to the states." The administration's likely approach to drugs becomes clearer when considering that his cabinet will be crammed with unwavering drug warriors, including vice president-elect Mike Pence. Trump's attorney general pick, Jeff Sessions, said in an April senate hearing that "good people don't smoke marijuana" and incorrectly linked cannabis use to cocaine and heroin consumption. During his recent confirmation hearing, Sessions also opened the door to government intervention in states with legal cannabis. Trump has tapped John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security. As the former head of the US Southern Command, which plays a prominent role in curbing the flow of illicit substances from Latin America into the US, Kelly argued for "destroying" drugs, not legalising them. Kelly also opposed US marijuana legalisation, claiming it would prevent Latin American countries from staying "shoulder to shoulder" with the US "in the drug fight in their part of the world." The war on drugs has imposed a huge economic burden on the region. Colombia, for example, spends $US8 billion each year just to keep up in America's fight. Kelly admitted during his confirmation hearing that a border wall with Mexico would not prevent the flow of drugs into the US. In his view, "the defence of the Southwest border starts 1,500 miles to the south, with Peru." This sounds suspiciously like Kelly plans to enlist all countries from Peru to the US in preventing drugs from reaching American consumers. The war that has not been won Latin America may prove unwilling to continue guarding America's borders. In December 2016, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos accepted his Nobel Peace prize. He was awarded the honour for his efforts in negotiating a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. In his acceptance speech, Santos called on the international community to "rethink" the war on drugs, a conflict "where Colombia has been the country that has paid the highest cost in deaths and sacrifices." According to the National Centre of Historical Memory, Colombia's civil war has claimed at least 220,000 lives since 1958. Add in the 150,000 casualties from Mexico's decade-long drug war, plus the unceasing flow of drugs into the US, and Santos' blunt assessment is essentially uncontroversial: "The war on drugs has not been won, and is not being won". Might does not make right Things are changing in much of the world. But based on Trump's cabinet and law-and-order rhetoric, the incoming American administration seems poised to look backwards to a time when violence reigned and countless Latin American lives were thrown away for the pipe dream of a "drug-free world". If the Trump administration fails to pursue President Barack Obama's reform track, which followed years of activism by a growing global reform movement, it will be incumbent on the people of all the Americas to promote change from the grassroots level. The first step consists of acknowledging that drug consumption is a personal choice and a health issue rather than a criminal or military problem. Latin Americans have been pioneers in reforming drug laws that fuelled organised crime and undermined democracy in the region. The Contadora Group, which contributed significantly to terminating the military conflicts in Central America in the 1980s, is one such pioneer. Launched jointly by Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Venezuela to pressure the US to soften its militaristic stance in the region, Contadora ultimately failed to end American unilateral action. But when it concluded in 1986, the effort had opened the possibility of negotiating shared and peaceful solutions to regional Latin American conflicts. Today, the Atitude Programme in Pernambuco, Brazil, shows how local leaders can stop fighting the drug war on their turf. The five-year-old programme, which emerged from the government's realisation that it couldn't arrest its way out of its crack problem, combines street intervention, mental health care and provisional housing for drug users. A 2016 study shows that Atitude has not only helped drug users' well-being, it has reduced drug-related violence in the state. If the Trump administration seeks to draw the Americas back into a violent drug war, resisting may be a civic duty - on both sides of the border. Luis Gómez Romero, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Theory, University of Wollongong La version originale de cet article a été publiée sur The Conversation. -- 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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18 января, 21:45

Colombia peace talks with ELN rebels to begin Feb. 8: president

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's government will begin much-delayed formal peace talks with the country's second-biggest rebel group the ELN on Feb. 8, after the guerrillas release a politician being held hostage, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday.

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18 января, 21:19

Davos 2017 - Press Conference with the President of Colombia

The President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate, H.E. Juan Manuel Santos, will brief media on the latest developments in the Colombian peace process. http://www.weforum.org/

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18 января, 21:18

Colombia leader says peace talks to start with rebel group

Colombia’s second-largest rebel group has agreed to free a prominent politician held captive for almost a year, clearing the way for repeatedly postponed peace talks to begin next month, President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday.

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18 января, 21:08

Davos 2017 - Global Statesman Award Lessons from Peace in Colombia

http://www.weforum.org/ Join this special conversation with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, to discuss leadership and peace in a turbulent world, and to recognize his unremitting efforts in the Colombian peace process with the Forum’s Global Statesmanship Award.

18 января, 19:41

7 Prostate Cancer Facts Absolutely All Men Need to Know

You've heard prostate cancer mentioned plenty of times, but how much do you really know about it? Fill in your knowledge gap with these facts.

18 января, 00:46

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons

WASHINGTON – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to 209 individuals and pardons to 64 individuals:     The President granted commutations of sentence to the following 209 individuals:     •  Pablo Abrugar Abulencia –Silver Spring, MD  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 11, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 205 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Christopher Almaguer – Fort Worth, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine; distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; causing another to engage in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas Sentence: 420 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 25, 2005); amended to 360 months’ imprisonment (October 8, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Jerry Jerome Anderson - Macon, GA  Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; continuous violations of the Controlled Substances Act by occupying the position of management and organizer; conducting financial transactions with proceeds from illegal drug activities (four counts); Middle District of Georgia Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (February 19, 1991) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2020.      •  Turner Ashe, Jr. - Indianapolis, IN  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and/or distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 31, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Roland J. Bailey - Washington, DC  Offense: Unlawful possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; District of Columbia Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 22, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.     •  Terrance Baker – Detroit, MI   Offense: Possession with intent to distribute controlled substance; possession of a firearm in furtherance of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances; Eastern District of Michigan  Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 16, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Timothy Barker - Pleasantville, NJ  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine; Southern District of New York Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 31, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Darryl K. Barnes - Philadelphia, PA  Offense: Possession of more than 50 grams of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (October 26, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Blake Demond Beard - College Park, GA  Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 24, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Kim Davis Beckstrom - Ogden, UT  Offense: Distribution of methamphetamine; District of Utah Sentence: Life imprisonment (June 16, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Calvin Biggs - Chicago, IL  Offense: Possession with intent to distribute “crack cocaine”; possession of a firearm by a felon; Northern District of Illinois Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 2, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Anthony Billings – Clarksburg, WV   Offense: Distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a playground; Northern District of West Virginia Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (May 19, 2005); amended to 292 months’ imprisonment (January 12, 2012); amended to 235 months’ imprisonment (February 2, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Wayne Allen Bledsoe, Jr. - Temple, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute “crack” cocaine; aiding and abetting money laundering; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $3,000 fine (December 1, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Robert Booker - Detroit, MI  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; operating a crack house; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Northern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 13, 1995); amended to 360 imprisonment (July 26, 1996); amended to life imprisonment (October 2, 1997); amended to 456 months’ imprisonment (March 26, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.      •  Ulysses Simon Bouie - McDonough, GA  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering; District of South Carolina Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 7, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.      •  Antwan Boyd - Bartow, FL  Offense: Felon in possession of a firearm; possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 25, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.     •  Henry Robert Brown - Westchester, IL  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, cocaine base, marijuana, and a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl; aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Eastern District of Wisconsin Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $450,000 money judgment (February 7, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $450,000 money judgment remitted when his sentence expires.      •  Michael Dwight Brown – Glen Burnie, MD Offense: Distribution of cocaine; District of Maryland Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (April 17, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Raymond Brown – Roper, NC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (crack); possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of North Carolina Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 5, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Valarian Jaymonn Brown – St. Petersburg, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 27, 2012) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.      •  William Brown – Covington, KY Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine); possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine); aiding and abetting to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine); aiding and abetting to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine); Eastern District of Kentucky  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 11, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Damon Burkhalter - Lewisville, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin; Eastern District of Louisiana Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (July 17, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Clarence Rex Burnell - LaBarge, WY  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting; District of Wyoming Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine (July 24, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019 and unpaid balance of $5,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Latasha Sherri Butler - Lubbock, TX  Offense: Distribution of 50 grams or more cocaine base; Western District of Texas   Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 27, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  James Toves Cabaccang – Hawaiian Gardens, CA   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments; District of Guam  Sentence: Life imprisonment (April 1, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 292 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Timothy Wayne Calhoun - Houston, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Texas  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 28, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Rickey Calloway - Louisville, KY  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine (two counts); interstate travel and act in aid of an illegal business enterprise involving narcotics and controlled substances (two counts); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Western District of Kentucky  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 17, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment.      •  Adrian Antoine Campbell - Hampton, GA  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; possession with the intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 28, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Paul Anthony Cass – Talladega, AL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; distribution and possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing cocaine base (11 counts); maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Alabama Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 24, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Calvin Caver - Cleveland, OH  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (two counts); Northern District of Ohio Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 2, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon residential drug treatment.     •  Alberto Chahia – Grand Forks, ND Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of North Dakota Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 23, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  John Choate – Albany, KY Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 11, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Chris Coleman – Belton, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base; Western District of Missouri Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 12, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment.      •  Kelvin Dandrea Cotton - Houston, TX  Offense: Aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Southern District of Texas  Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $2,000 fine (October 14, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 240 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $2,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires.      •  Melvin Couch - Elk Creek, KY  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 10 kilograms or more of cocaine; Eastern District of Kentucky Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $10,000,000 forfeiture (February 15, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment and unpaid balance of $10,000,000 forfeiture remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Terrance Cox – Jackson, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of Tennessee  Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (November 30, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Iris Yolanda Davila – Reading, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 30, 2000)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Lawrence Stafford Davis – Andrews, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack cocaine”); possession with intent to distribute and distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base and aiding and abetting (commonly known as “crack cocaine”); District of South Carolina  Sentence: 228 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (October 30, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Robin Marie Davis – Roanoke, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine; Western District of Virginia  Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 18, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Quincy Dennis - Cincinnati, OH  Offense:         1. Attempt to distribute cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Southern District of Ohio   2. Possession of a prohibited object (marijuana) by a federal inmate; Eastern District of Kentucky  Sentence:        1. Life imprisonment; $30,000 fine (September 12, 1997)  2. Six months’ imprisonment (consecutive); two years’ supervised release (December 13, 2004)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, and unpaid balance of the $30,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Christopher M. DePree – Cape Girardeau, MO Offense: Distribution of a substance containing five grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 188 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (November 14, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on July 16, 2017.      •  Vandarrell Leon Doe – Glennville, GA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine  base (crack); manufacture of 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Southern District of Georgia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 25, 2006)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.       •  Donald Wayne Dowling – Odessa, TX Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute and a controlled substance, methamphetamine; Western District of Texas  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 15 years' supervised release (August 2, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Deante Drake – McKeesport, PA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of West Virginia Sentence: 292 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 12, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Arthur Edmonds – Passaic, NJ Offense: Controlled substance: sell, distribute, possess, dispense; District of New Jersey Sentence: 327 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 5, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Daryl Edwards – Lakeland, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment (November 18, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Billy Ray Fairley, Sr.  – High Point, NC Offense: Distributed cocaine base (crack); Middle District of North Carolina  Sentence: 288 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 12, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Dujuan Farrow - Richmond, VA  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia  Sentence: Life imprisonment (April 7, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Stacey Lane Fisher – Waynesboro, VA Offense: Possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine; prohibited person in possession of ammunition; Western District of Virginia Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (June 21, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Carroll Fletcher – Oxon Hill, MD Offense: Conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute more than 15 kilograms of cocaine, 1.5 kilograms or more of cocaine base, and 20 grams or more of heroin; maintaining a residence for manufacturing, distributing and using a controlled substance; unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more of cocaine base; unlawful possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; District of Columbia  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 19, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.       •  Leonard Lyle Fontenot – Ville Platte, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base, cocaine, methylenedioxyamphetamine, and marijuana; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; six years' supervised release (June 7, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.      •  Donnell Bartholomew Ford – Houston, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; conspiracy to commit money laundering; attempted possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $10,000 fine (December 18, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $10,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires.      •  German Gallegos – Fabens, TX  Offense: 1. Importing a quantity of marijuana greater than 100 kilograms; possessing with intent to distribute a quantity of marijuana greater than 100 kilograms; Western District of Texas 2. Supervised release revocation (Importation of a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute); Western District of Texas  Sentence: 1. 240 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (July 16,  2008)  2. 24 months' imprisonment (four months consecutive, 20 months concurrent) (July 16, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Jeffery Garrett – Indianapolis, IN   Offense: Knowingly possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 3, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Darryl C. Gillard – Shreveport, LA Offense: Distribution/possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and cocaine base; distribution of cocaine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 18, 1994) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Ernest Milton Glover – Washington, DC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of phencyclidine; District of Columbia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 7, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Ernest Gonzalez – Mathis, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment (June 13, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Pablo Gonzalez, Jr. – Corpus Christi, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: 135 months’ imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 28, 1999); amended to 120 months’ imprisonment (February 27, 2015) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Kenneth Wayne Gragg – Hickory, NC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm and ammunition in and affecting interstate commerce by a convicted felon; carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 300 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 7, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Rogel Grant - Brooklyn, NY  Offense: Distribution of more than five grams of cocaine base (“crack”); distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base (“crack”); possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base (“crack”); Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 19, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Fontelle Ricardo Groves – Clayton, NC Offense:        1. Supervised release revocation (conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base); Eastern District of North Carolina  2. Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); Eastern District of North Carolina  Sentence: 1. 51 months’ imprisonment (December 19, 2005)  2. 262 months' imprisonment (concurrent); five years' supervised release; $2,100 restitution (March 7, 2006)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $2,100 restitution remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Antonio Merlin Harmon – Columbia, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 500 grams or more of cocaine and five grams or more of cocaine base; possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (May 13, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Emma Jean Harmon – Tampa, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of  cocaine base (two counts); distribution of marijuana (two counts); distribution of cocaine base (two counts); convicted felon in possession of firearms; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 22, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Douglas Eugene Harms - Sioux City, IA  Offense: Manufacture and distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual, distribution of methamphetamine to a person under the age of 21, distribution of pseudoephedrine to manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, all after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; interstate travel or transportation in aid of racketeering enterprise; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 16, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 196 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Brian Keith Harvey – Largo, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment (June 23, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2018.      •  Julius Shaner Hayes – Topeka, KS Offense:         1. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute  cocaine base); District of Kansas  2. Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine;  District of Kansas  Sentence: 1. 30 months’ imprisonment (March 4, 2004)  2. 240 months' imprisonment (consecutive); 10 years supervised release (December 21, 2004)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Lionel Joseph Henderson, Jr. – Amelia, LA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 28, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Christopher Lamont Hill – Farnham, VA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute powder cocaine and cocaine base; distribution of crack cocaine, aiding and abetting (3 counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; using communication device to facilitate a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: Life plus 84 months’ imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 27, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Macheo Hill - Abilene, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting; convicted felon in possession of ammunition and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 30, 2002) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Wesley Hodge - Havelock, NC  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Eastern District of North Carolina  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 28, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Roy Lee Hodgkiss – Austin, TX Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; manufacture of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and aiding and abetting; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute same (amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana) and aiding and abetting (18 counts); money laundering and aiding and abetting (two counts); Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 7, 1991) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Adrien Tyrell Horne – Greenville, NC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and more than 50 grams of cocaine base (crack); possession of a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of North Carolina  Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 17, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Leonard Hoskins – Henderson, KY Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 13, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.        •  Willard Wayne Howard – Crittenden, KY Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess five kilograms or more of cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; Eastern District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 4, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.      •  David Louis Hunter – Loxahatchee, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Southern District of Florida Sentence: Life plus one month’s imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 2, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment.     •  Jesse Jackson – San Antonio, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; District of Nevada Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 18, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.      •  Robert Jackson, Sr. – Sanford, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (three counts); Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 21, 1991) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Tony Lanier Jackson – Augusta, GA   Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride; Southern District of Georgia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 1, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Tracy Jackson - Shreveport, LA  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute; Western District of Louisiana  Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 28, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Jeffrey Matthew Jeanetta – North St. Paul, MN   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of methamphetamine; distribution of in excess of 50 grams of  methamphetamine; possession of firearm by a felon; District of Minnesota Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 14, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.       •  Randy R. Jefferson – Madison, WI Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Western District of Wisconsin Sentence: 294 months' imprisonment; 10 years supervised release (January 24, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Lonnie Jennings - Chicago Heights, IL   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine; Northern District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 27, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Audrey Louis Johnson, Jr. – Louisville, KY Offense: Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base, aid and abet; Western District of Kentucky  Sentence: 120 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 12, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Timmy Nathan Johnson – Caruthersville, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine; money laundering; felon in possession of a firearm; unlawful drug use in possession of a firearm; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 8, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Timothy Terell Johnson – Chicago, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine base; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years supervised release (June 16, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Tony Johnson – Evansville, IN   Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base (mixture), 5 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana (mixture); Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 13, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Lamell T. Jones – Kansas City, MO Offense: Possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base (crack); conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); aided and abetted in the possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); Western District of Missouri Sentence: Life imprisonment; four years' supervised release (December 19, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Leonard Jones – Fayetteville, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base, cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy); District of Maine Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 21, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Dorian Jordan – Saint Louis, MO Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years supervised release (June 25, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Randolph Key – Johnston, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 2, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months' imprisonment      •  Safarra Kimmons – Memphis, TN Offense:         1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a  mixture or substance containing cocaine base; Northern District of Mississippi  2. Supervised release violation (Distribution in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base); Northern District of Mississippi  Sentence: 1. 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 8,  2009)  2. 30 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (October 8, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.       •  Johnny William Lane – Chicago, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Central District of Illinois Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 5, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Oscar Lopez, aka Oscar Lopez-Rivera – Chicago, IL  Offense: 1. Seditious conspiracy; interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence; possession of an unregistered firearm; carrying firearms during the commission of violent crimes; interstate transportation of firearms with the intent to commit violent crimes; interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle (four counts); Northern District of Illinois   2. Conspiracy to escape, to transport explosives with intent to kill and injure people, and to destroy government buildings and property; aiding and abetting travel in interstate commerce to carry on arson (two counts); using a telephone to carry on arson (two counts); Northern District of Illinois  Sentence: 1. 55 years’ imprisonment (August 11, 1981)   2. 15 years’ imprisonment (consecutive) (February 26, 1988)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Johnny Marton Lott – Oklahoma City, OK Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (three counts); maintaining a residence to manufacture methamphetamine; Western District of Oklahoma Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 9, 2000) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Rodney Lamont Love - Nashville, TN  Offense: Possession with intent to distribute Dilaudid (two counts); possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (three counts); distribute Dilaudid; felon in possession of firearm (three counts); Middle District of Tennessee  Sentence: Life plus 55 years’ imprisonment; 15 years’ supervised release (January 29, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 322 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Dwight J. Loving – Fort Hood, Texas  Offense: Premediated murder; felony murder; attempted murder; armed robbery (four counts); U.S. Army Court Martial   Sentence: Death sentence, dishonorable discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances (April 3, 1989)  Commutation Grant: Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, on the condition that Loving shall never have any rights, privileges, claims, or benefits arising under the parole and suspension or remission of sentence laws of the United States and the regulations promulgated thereunder governing federal prisoners confined in any penal institution.     •  Connie Lee Lyons – St. Augustine, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess more than 500 grams of cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, attempt to possess 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base; Middle District of Florida  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (August 15, 1991)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Chelsea Elizabeth Manning – Oklahoma City, OK  Offense: One specification of wrongful and wanton publication to the internet intelligence belonging to the United States; five specifications of stealing, purloining or knowingly converting U.S. government records; six specifications of willful communication of information relating to the national defense; one specification of willful communication of information in unlawful possession; one specification of willful communication of information relating to the national defense by exceeding authorized access to a U.S. government computer; one specification of willful communication of information relating to the national defense obtained by accessing a U.S. government computer; five specifications of failure to obey order or regulation; U.S. Army Court Martial Sentence: 35 years’ imprisonment (August 21, 2013) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Adan Nieves Martinez – Grand Forks, ND Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute controlled substance; District of North Dakota Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 23, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Damand Matthews – Henderson, KY O ffense: Conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base and less than 500 grams of cocaine; Southern District of Indiana   Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 31, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $1,000 fine remitted at the time of his release, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Clemith L. McCray - Champaign, IL  Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (crack) (two counts); Central District of Illinois Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (February 10, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Kevin C. McFerren – Memphis, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm (three counts); Western District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (March 19, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Mirackle McGlown - Flint, MI  Offense: Distribution of crack cocaine; Eastern District of Michigan Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 10, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Steven McKelvey - Greenville, SC  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine; conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine base; District of South Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment (July 25, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.       •  Delvin McKinney – Hallandale Beach, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (four counts); possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of crack cocaine; Southern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 21, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Alphonse Milan – Gonzales, LA Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (three counts); Middle District of Louisiana Sentence: 212 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 12, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Bobby Eugene Mitchell – Adamsville, AL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base and a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine hydrochloride; use and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of a firearm; Northern District of Alabama Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 30, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment.       •  Tony Mitchell – Memphis, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in excess of 50 grams; felon in possession of a firearm (two counts); Western District of Tennessee Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 7, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Silas Junior Mobley - York, SC  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine; attempt to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting the same; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (March 31, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Tracy Moorehead - Chicago, IL  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base after a prior felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 20, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment.      •  Cesar Moreno, Sr. – Roma, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 27, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.      •  Eduardo Moreno – Roma, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; money laundering, aiding and abetting (two counts); Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (March 30, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.      •  Lazaro Moreno – Roma, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 12, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.      •  Luis Moreno – Roma, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 27, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.     •  Doyle Ray Morgan – Old Fort, NC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 28, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Stefan Valenti Mosley - Washington, DC  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, more than 50 kilograms of cocaine base, and more than one kilogram of PCP; possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine (five counts); possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine (three counts); felon in possession; District of Maryland  Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (December 13, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.     •  Aubrey Valdez Moton – Columbia, SC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, five grams or more of cocaine base, and a quantity of marijuana; District of South Carolina Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 27, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Muff’t Ishmael Mustaafa – Chicago, IL Offense:         1. Possession of cocaine base “crack” with intent to distribute; possession  of a firearm by a felon; Central District of Illinois  2. Possession of a firearm by a felon; Northern District of Illinois  Sentence:        1. 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 9, 2001)  2. 41 months' imprisonment (27 months consecutive and 14 months concurrent); two years' supervised release (April 30, 2003)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Willie Myers, Jr. – Pageland, SC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams of cocaine base and five kilograms of cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 15, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months' imprisonment.      •  Andre Nelson - Norfolk, VA  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing cocaine and cocaine base; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 15, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Gregory Newton – Stanton, NE Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; six years' supervised release (August 25, 2000) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Kenya Lasale Nicholson – Oklahoma City, OK Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base, cocaine powder and marijuana; use of a communication facility to facilitate the distribution of cocaine powder, cocaine base and marijuana (eight counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine powder, aiding and abetting; attempting to possess with intent to distribute cocaine powder; Western District of Oklahoma  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 28, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months' imprisonment.      •  Wesley Eugene Northington – Evansville, IN Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a school; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 5, 2003)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Sean Anthony Ogle – Minneapolis, MN Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute a controlled substance; District of North Dakota Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (April 28, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Frank Vincent Okiyama - Barrigada, Guam  Offense: 1. Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; distribution of  methamphetamine; District of Guam  2. Felon in possession of firearms; District of Guam  Sentence: 1. 327 months’ imprisonment; six years’ supervised release (July 23,  1993)  2. 120 months’ imprisonment (consecutive); three years’ supervised release (September 7, 1993)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Myron Dejuan Orr – Chicago, IL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine; distribution of crack cocaine (four counts); possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 12, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Arboleda A. Ortiz – Houston, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; aiding and abetting murder in relation of a drug trafficking crime; interstate travel with intent to commit murder for hire; Western District of Missouri Sentence: Death sentence; five years’ supervised release (December 19, 2000) Commutation Grant: Death sentence commuted to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.      •  William Ortiz – Bronx, NY   Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin; Southern District of New York  Sentence: 600 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (October 29, 1990) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.         •  Michael Shavon Pate – Pensacola, FL Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $800 fine (March 25, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Jose Ramiro Pena – Grandview, WA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; District of Montana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 15 years' supervised release (October 6, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  David Javier Perez – Roanoke, VA Offense: Distribute a measurable quantity of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia Sentence: 130 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (October 11, 2011) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Zeteral Perkins - Midland, TX  Offense:  1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of   cocaine base; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base;     Western District of Texas  2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to possess with intent to      distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base); Western District of Texas  Sentence: 1. 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 14,  2006)   2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (February 14, 2006)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Gethsemane Pita – San Francisco, CA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more cocaine base; District of Hawaii Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 30, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Raul Portillo – Tornillo, TX Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 28, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Michael Thomas Potts – Greensboro, NC Offense: Possess with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack”); Middle District of North Carolina Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (November 12, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Kenneth Jay Putensen - Mallard, IA   Offense: 1. Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 50 grams or more of actual   (pure) methamphetamine to distribute and possess pseudoephedrine and to possess pseudoephedrine, after being convicted of two felony drug offenses; Northern District of Iowa  2. Supervised release violation (Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana); Northern District of Iowa  Sentence: 1. 264 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 25, 2008)  2. 46 months’ imprisonment (concurrent) (September 25, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Deneise Ann Quintanilla – Mesquite, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 1, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Miguel Angel Quintanilla – Dallas, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments; Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (October 3, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Kunta Kenta Redd – Hampstead, NC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack) and a quantity of cocaine; Eastern District of North Carolina  Sentence: 324 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 8, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.      •  Bobby Wayne Reed – Fort Worth, TX Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine 50 grams or more of cocaine base and five kilograms or more of cocaine; distribution of cocaine; opening and maintaining a place for distribution of a controlled substance and aiding and abetting; Northern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $25,000 fine (November 26, 1996)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $25,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires.       •  Kenneth Louis Reid – Marshville, NC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Western District of North Carolina Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 4, 2007)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Jerrod Richardson - Cleveland, OH  Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (crack); Northern District of Ohio Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 12, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Rodrikus Marshun Robinson - Pittsboro, NC  Offense: Possessed with intent to distribute cocaine base (crack); possessed with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of North Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (July 25, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Michael Sain – Holly Grove, AR Offense:         1. Possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine  hydrochloride; Eastern District of Arkansas  2. Failure to appear; Eastern District of Arkansas   Sentence: 1. 210 months' imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (January 21,  2000)   2. 24 months' imprisonment (consecutive); three years' supervised release (February 10, 2005)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Nathaniel Salery – Montgomery, AL Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; distribution of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and aiding and abetting; Middle District of Alabama Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 22, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Bruce Samuels – Portsmouth, VA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base and heroin; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (November 30, 1993) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Jermaine Darnell Samuels - Peoria, IL  Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams or more of cocaine base and marijuana; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (September 17, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment.       •  Axel Santos-Cruz – Allentown, PA Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 grams of heroin and more than 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute heroin; Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (October 30, 2000)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.       •  Stephen Dale Schnepf - Stanhope, IA  Offense: Possession of firearm by a felon; possession of firearm with obliterated serial number; possession with intent to distribute 32.5 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture; conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense; use of firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 6, 2007)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Adrian Scott – Baltimore, MD O ffense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a mixture containing heroin and a mixture containing Fentanyl; possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing Fentanyl and aiding and abetting; District of Maryland Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 14, 1993)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Gino Velez Scott – Jacksonville, FL Offense:         1. Conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine; Middle District of Florida  2. Supervised release violation (Interstate travel in aid of racketeering); Middle District of Florida  Sentence: 1. Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 28, 2004)   2. 24 months’ imprisonment (consecutive) (October 21, 2004)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 264 months' imprisonment.       •  Daryl Joseph Shaw – Cambridge, IL Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine; manufacture of methamphetamine; Central District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (February 1, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Kandis Karlotta Shipman – Godfrey, Illinois Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute actual methamphetamine; Eastern District of Missouri Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (June 30, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Jeffery Wayne Shondel – Cincinnati, IA Offense: Manufacture of methamphetamine; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (August 18, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.       •  Brian Lafonta Smith – Alamo, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II controlled substance: cocaine base; convicted felon in possession of a firearm; Western District of Tennessee Sentence: 180 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release (May 23, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 150 months' imprisonment.      •  Vincent B. Snyder - Wabasso, FL  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (two counts); Southern District of Florida Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (November 19, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Dwight M. Spencer – Miami, FL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; Northern District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (January 13, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Kelzin Squirewell – Ridgeway, SC   Offense: Felon in possession of firearms and ammunition; unlawful possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of cocaine base, less than 500 grams cocaine, and less than 50 kilograms marijuana; using and carrying of a firearm during and in relation to, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of, a drug trafficking crime; District of South Carolina  Sentence: 180 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (November 5, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 138 months’ imprisonment.       •  Douglas Lee Stallworth – Bristol, TN Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine; Western District of Virginia Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (September 8, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 168 months' imprisonment.     •  Dashon Coverta Starks – Lakeland, FL Offense:         1. Conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base; manufacturing five grams or more of cocaine base; Middle District of Florida  2. Supervised release violation (Possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base); Middle District of Florida  Sentence: 1. 360 months' imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (April 28, 2006)  2. 48 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (October 31, 2005)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 288 months' imprisonment.       •  John E. Stewart – Greenville, KY Offense: Conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to  distribute methamphetamine; aiding and abetting knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); Western District of Kentucky Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 15, 2008)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.     •  Johnnie Stewart - Madison, WI  Offense: Distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; Western District of Wisconsin  Sentence: 300 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (May 6, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Duffy Lynn Striker – Hanceville, AL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine (two counts); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (two counts); felon in possession of a firearm (three counts); Northern District of Alabama  Sentence: 430 months' imprisonment; four years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (November 4, 2003); amended to 420 months’ imprisonment (February 18, 2016) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Carlton Christopher Sullivan – Hyattsville, MD Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 50 grams or more of cocaine base; felon in possession of firearm; District of Maryland Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (December 20, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Tyreese R. Taylor – Janesville, WI Offense: Distribution of five grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base (two counts); distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base; Western District of Wisconsin Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (November 15, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.       •  Dorminic Thomas – Memphis, TN Offense: Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Tennessee Sentence: 292 months’ imprisonment; five years' supervised release (July 2, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment       •  Dwight A. Thomas – Independence, MO Offense: Distribution of crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine; Western District of Missouri Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (December 12, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Gary Thomas – Ardmore, OK Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than five kilograms of cocaine; Northern District of Texas  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 6, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Michael Shawn Thomas – Salem, OR Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; District of South Dakota Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years supervised release (August 14, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Preston Bernard Thomas – Bradenton, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base; maintaining a place for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using cocaine and cocaine base; Middle District of Florida Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (February 19, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Mark J. Thornton – Hamilton, OH Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine and in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute in excess of 500 grams of cocaine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Southern District of Ohio Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (February 28, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Curtis Daryle Tinsley – Axton, VA   Offense: Possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; distribution of more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Virginia Sentence: 322 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (May 15, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 271 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon residential drug treatment.     •  Ronald Toms – Washington, DC Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; unlawful distribution of 50 grams or more cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking offense; carry a pistol without a license; District of Columbia Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; five years' supervised release. (April 11, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 352 months' imprisonment.      •  Andres Wilfredo Torriente – Fort Washington, MD Offense:        1. Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine; District of South Carolina  2. Violation of supervised release (Possession with intent to distribute marijuana); District of Kansas  Sentence: 1. 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 20, 2008)  2. 12 months' imprisonment (consecutive) (January 5, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 163 months' imprisonment.      •  Lulummba Clay Travis - Lexington, KY  Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute marijuana; Eastern District of Kentucky Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; eight years’ supervised release (June 5, 1998) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Jessie L. Traylor – Paxton, IL   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; use of a telephone in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Central District of Illinois  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (January 8, 2010)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Yolanda Triana – Salt Lake City, UT Offense: Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Eastern District of Oklahoma Sentence: 181 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (May 19, 2006); amended to 180 months’ imprisonment (July 26, 2016) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Matthew Arrington Turner – Chicago, IL   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; possess firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; Central District of Illinois  Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 19, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.      •  Warren Lee Underwood – Walnut Springs, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; attempt to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; felon in possession of a firearm; Eastern District of California Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (July 28, 1997)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.       •  David Vaught – Aledo, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance; Northern District of Texas  Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years' supervised release (January 25, 2010)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 324 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Ruben Velez – Philadelphia, PA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute controlled substances (two counts); Eastern District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $2,500 fine (November 25, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment.      •  Rashard Kimako Wagner – North Charleston, SC Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base; using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; District of South Carolina Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 5, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Kelly Joe Walker - Moville, IA  Offense: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine actual after a felony drug conviction; possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine mixture after a felony drug conviction; Northern District of Iowa Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (August 28, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Raymond M. Walker, III – Evansville, IN   Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; distribution of cocaine base in excess of five grams of cocaine base (two counts); Southern District of Indiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 9, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months' imprisonment.      •  Timothy Michael Walker - Midland, TX  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (April 30, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.     •  Tressie Walker – Peoria, IL Offense: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Central District of Illinois Sentence: Life imprisonment (April 4, 1996) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2018.      •  Ralph Darrell Warren - Toledo, OH  Offense: Continuing criminal enterprise; conspiracy to distribute cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine (seven counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school (two counts); interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprise; false statements in the purchase of firearms (three counts); possession of firearm by prohibited person; Northern District of Ohio Sentence: Life imprisonment; 16 years’ supervised release (May 31, 1991)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.     •  Kenneth Gary Washington – Vidalia, LA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana; money laundering conspiracy; conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine; unlawful use of communication facility (two counts); Western District of Louisiana Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (March 16, 2010)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Timothy Juan Washington – Aragon, GA Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute at least five grams of methamphetamine; Northern District of Georgia Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (November 22, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 120 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Gregory Antonio Webber – Killeen, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of "crack" cocaine; possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; Western District of Texas Sentence: 322 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $1,500 fine (December 2, 2009)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of $1,500 fine remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Christopher E. Webster – Clinton, IL Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base (crack); Central District of Illinois Sentence: 240 months' imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (June 23, 2010)  Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Terrance Wellons – Riviera Beach, FL Offense: Distribution of cocaine base (two counts); possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (three counts); felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 924 (A)(2); carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime (two counts); Southern District of Florida Sentence: 420 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (April 23, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Brian Lee Wells – Cedar Rapids, IA Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture at least 500 grams methamphetamine mixture and at least 5 grams methamphetamine actual; Southern District of Iowa Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $10,449.50 restitution (May 27, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment, and $7,449.50 of the restitution obligation remitted, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Robert James Pearson White – Manning, SC Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine; District of South Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (May 11, 2012) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $200,000 forfeiture remitted when his sentence expires, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment      •  Alfred Leonard Williams – El Paso, TX Offense: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine and cocaine base; Southern District of Illinois Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $2,000 fine (July 6, 1999) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Dante L. Williams – Richmond, VA Offense: Possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute; Eastern District of Virginia Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (November 21, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 210 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  Kevin Williams - Memphis, TN  Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of cocaine base; Western District of Tennessee Sentence: 262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (December 23, 2008) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months’ imprisonment.      •  Omar Demortius Williams – Temple, TX Offense: Possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of “crack” cocaine, a Schedule II narcotic drug controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a public school; possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine, a Schedule II narcotic drug controlled substance; Western District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release; $1,000 fine (March 25, 2009) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 240 months' imprisonment and unpaid balance of the $1,000 fine remitted when his sentence expires.       •  Randy Gean Williams – Haverstraw, NY   Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine; money laundering; Eastern District of Virginia  Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (April 24, 2000) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 300 months’ imprisonment.      •  Rodney Anton Williamson – Greensboro, NC Offense: Conspiracy: distributed cocaine hydrochloride; Middle District of North Carolina Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 7, 2007) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Eric Wilson - Romeoville, IL  Offense: Engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise; recruitment of employees under the age of 18 (two counts); distribution of a controlled substance (12 counts); use of a communication facility, namely a telephone, in the facilitation of a drug trafficking crime (17 counts); laundering of monetary instruments; possession and use of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime; Northern District of Illinois Sentence: Life plus five years’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (March 10, 1997) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 424 months’ imprisonment.     •  Jermaine Ali Wilson – Miami, FL Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a quantity of cocaine hydrochloride; attempt to possess with intent to distribute approximately one kilogram of cocaine hydrochloride; Southern District of Georgia Sentence: Life imprisonment; eight years' supervised release (January 22, 2004) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 262 months' imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  John F. Winkelman, Jr. – Renovo, PA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of in excess of  five kilograms of cocaine, and being over the age of 18, distributed or aided the distribution of cocaine to individuals under the age of 21; possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine (four counts); possession  with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine, aid and abet; possession of firearm in furtherance of felony drug trafficking offense; Middle District of Pennsylvania Sentence: Life plus 60 months’ imprisonment; 10 years' supervised release (December 12, 2003) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months' imprisonment.      •  Terry Woods – Mebane, NC   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 hydrochloride and 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; Eastern District of Tennessee  Sentence: Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (February 23, 2005) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 360 months’ imprisonment.        •  Keith Wooten – Plainfield, NJ Offense: Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine; District of New Jersey Sentence: 262 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $4,000 fine (April 2, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Brenz Kaiwaena Wright – Conley, GA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine base; Middle District of Georgia Sentence: 327 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (September 15, 2006) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 188 months' imprisonment.      •  Michael Wayne Wright – Long Beach, CA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack; possession with intent to distribute crack (three counts); Southern District of Alabama Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release (August 11, 1995) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017.      •  Richard Arthur Wright – Lodi, CA Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (two counts); manufacturing of methamphetamine; Central District of California Sentence: 360 months' imprisonment; 10 years supervised release (March 19, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.      •  William Charles Wright - Shreveport, LA  Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams and more of crack cocaine; Western District of Louisiana Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (June 23, 2010) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on January 17, 2019, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.   The President granted pardons to the following 64 individuals:  •  James Robert Adelman – Tulsa, OK  Offense:  Conspiracy to embezzle by trustee or officer; embezzlement by trustee (five counts); making a false account (Northern District of Oklahoma)  Sentence:  12 years' imprisonment; $350,000 restitution (February 27, 1989)      •  John Clyde Anderson – Camano Island, WA  Offense:  Conspiracy to import a controlled substance (Southern District of California)  Sentence:  Three years’ imprisonment, suspended; three years’ probation, conditioned upon six months’ confinement; two years’ special parole (August 21, 1972)      •  Zachary James Ray Anderson – Owensboro, KY  Offense:  Conspiracy to defraud the United States by knowingly and without lawful authority producing false identification documents (Western District of Kentucky)  Sentence:  15 months' imprisonment; two years' supervised release (April 17, 2003)      •  Octavio Joaquin Armenteros, aka Octavio Joaquin Armenteros-Iglesias – Jacksonville, FL  Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine (Middle District of Florida)  Sentence:  46 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (November 3, 1995)      •  Stephen Lee Arrington – Paradise, CA  Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; distribution of cocaine (Central District of California)  Sentence:  Three years' imprisonment, three years' special parole (September 2, 1983) (as amended July 24, 1985)     •  John R. Barker, aka Johnnie Ray Barker – Waterloo, IA  Offense:  Illegal acquisition and possession of food stamp coupons (Northern District of Iowa)  Sentence:  Two years' probation; $250 restitution (November 23, 1983)      •  Yolanda DeAnn Beck – Peoria, IL  Offense:  Distribution of cocaine base (Central District of Illinois)  Sentence:  30 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release; $100 restitution (June 2, 1995)      •  Lisa Ann Bell, fka Lisa Ann Link – College Park, GA  Offense:  Misprision of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute (Northern District of Georgia)  Sentence:  15 months' imprisonment; one year of supervised release, conditioned upon 80 hours of community service (February 10, 2003)      •  Herbert Eugene Bennett – Lubbock, TX  Offense:  Mail fraud; making and subscribing to a false tax return (three counts) (Northern District of Texas)  Sentence:  Three years' probation, conditioned upon nine months' home confinement; $3,000 fine; $26,440.95 restitution (July 2, 1996)      •  Carrie Ann Burris – Idaho Falls, ID  Offense:  Conspiracy to import 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine (District of New Mexico)  Sentence:  Time served (114 days); five years' supervised release (November 15, 2007)      •  Mitchell Ray Campbell – Twin Falls, ID  Offense:  Distribution of cocaine (four counts); making a false income tax return (four counts) (District of Idaho)  Sentence:  Three years’ imprisonment; three years’ special parole (December 12, 1985)  Offense:  Distributing cocaine and codeine (two counts); felon in possession of a firearm (District of Idaho)  Sentence:  Four years' imprisonment; six years’ special parole (consecutive) (June 4, 1986)      •  Robert Jay Carlton – Palm Coast, FL  Offense:  Conspiracy to smelt U.S. coins (Middle District of Florida)  Sentence:  Two years' imprisonment (April 1, 1970)      •  James Edward Cartwright – Gainesville, VA  Offense: False statements to federal investigators (District of Columbia)     •  Edward Casas – Northridge, CA  Offense:  Aiding and abetting smuggling (Central District of California)  Sentence:  Two years' probation; $1,000 fine (December 11, 2000)      •  Kurt David Christensen – Portland, OR  Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana (District of Arizona)  Sentence:  60 months' probation (January 3, 2001)      •  James Gordon Christmas III – Richmond, VA  Offense:  Uttering worthless checks (23 specifications); wrongful use of cocaine (United States Army general court-martial convened at Fort Benning, Georgia)  Sentence:  12 months' confinement; forfeiture of $350 pay per month for 12 months; reduction in rank from E-4 to E-1; $1,000 fine; bad conduct discharge (June 23, 1988)      •  Kim Kathleen Drake, fka Kim Hahn and Kim Otto – Pocatello, ID  Offense:  Bank embezzlement (District of Idaho)  Sentence:  One month of imprisonment; five years' supervised release, conditioned upon three months’ home confinement; $500 fine; $10,944.37 restitution (November 23, 1999)      •  Euphemia Lavonte Duncan, aka Euphemia Duncan-Stringer – Miami, FL  Offense:  Bank fraud (Southern District of Florida)  Sentence:  Time served; 36 months' supervised release; $15,680 restitution (June 8, 2000)      •  Germeen Duplessis, fka Germeen Michael Hasson – Woodland Hills, CA  Offense:  Conspiracy to launder money (District of New Mexico)  Sentence:  Three years' probation (March 6, 2007)      •  DeAnne Nichole Dwight, fka Deanne Nichole Bell – Tucson, AZ  Offense:  Importation of a controlled substance (District of Arizona)  Sentence:  Time served; five years' supervised release (July 10, 2000)      •  Oladipo Oluwadare Eddo – Manassas Park, VA  Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine (Eastern District of Virginia)  Sentence:  46 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release (March 12, 2004)      •  Trevor Chinweuba Ekeh, fka Chinweuba Trevor Ekeh – Houston, TX  Offense:  Conspiracy to steal bank funds (District of Columbia)  Sentence:  Three years' probation; $2,882.46 restitution (May 12, 1999) (as amended January 3, 2000)     •  Andrew Dale Ellifson – Scottsdale, AZ  Offense:  Conspiracy; fraud in connection with electronic mail-CAN-SPAM (District of Arizona)  Sentence:  One year of probation; $1,000 fine (October 9, 2007)      •  Claude Nathalie Eyamba Fenno, fka Claude-Nathalie Ebehedi Eyamba – Silver

17 января, 03:08

Remarks by the President Honoring the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

East Room 1:40 P.M. EST   THE PRESIDENT:  They said this day would never come.  (Laughter and applause.)  Here is something none of my predecessors ever got a chance to say:  Welcome to the White House the World Series Champion, Chicago Cubs!  (Applause.)     Now, I know you guys would prefer to stand the whole time, but sit down.    I will say to the Cubs:  It took you long enough.  I mean, I’ve only got four days left.  You're just making it under the wire.  (Laughter.)     Now, listen, I made a lot of promises in 2008.  We’ve managed to fulfill a large number of them.  But even I was not crazy enough to suggest that during these eight years we would see the Cubs win the World Series.  But I did say that there's never been anything false about hope.  (Laughter and applause.)  Hope -- the audacity of hope.     PARTICIPANT:  Yes, we can!   THE PRESIDENT:  Yes, we can.      Now, listen, for those of you from Chicago who have known me a long time, it is no secret that there's a certain South Side team that has my loyalty.  For me, the drought hasn’t been as long.  We had the ’85 Bears; we had the the Bulls’ run in the ‘90s.  I’ve hosted the Blackhawks a number of times.  The White Sox did win just 11 years ago with Ozzie and Konerko and Buerhle.  So I can't claim that I have the same visceral joy of some in this White House.  (Laughter.)     But FLOTUS is a lifelong Cubs fan.  (Applause.)  And I will tell you, she had to go to another event, but in eight years that I've been here -- I told the team this -- in the eight years that I've been here, we've hosted at least 50 teams -- football, basketball, baseball, soccer, you name it -- Michelle has never come to a single event celebrating a champion until today.  (Applause.)  And she came and shook hands, and met with every one of these members of the Cubs organization, and told a story about what it meant for her to be able to see them win, because she remembers coming home from school and her dad would be watching a Cubs game, and the bond and the family, the meaning that the Cubs had for her in terms of connecting with her father and why it meant so much for her.  And I almost choked up listening to it.  And it spoke, I think, to how people feel about this organization, and that it's been passed on generation after generation, and it's more than sports.     And that is not just true for FLOTUS.  My longest-serving aide, Anita, is a Cubs fan.  (Applause.)  "Fan" is not enough.  When they won, the next day she said, this is the best day of my life.  ((Laughter.)  And I said, what about me winning the presidency?  What about your wedding day?  She's like, "No, this is the best."  My chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan -- (applause) -- Cubs fan.  In fact, there were a lot of sick days during the playoffs.  (Laughter.)  One of my staff members was caught being interviewed at a bar outside of Wrigley -- (laughter) -- and we're watching him being interviewed.  You remember?  And he's looking kind of sheepish about it.  It's like, why aren’t you in the office?  (Laughter.)     But, look, the truth is, there was a reason not just that people felt good about the Cubs winning.  There was something about this particular Cubs team winning that people felt good about.  For example, David Ross and I have something in common -- we’ve both been on a “year-long retirement party.”  (Laughter and applause.)  But unlike Grandpa, my team has not yet bought me a scooter with a motorized golf caddy.  But there are four days left -- maybe I'll get that.   The last time the Cubs won the World Series, Teddy Roosevelt was President.  Albert Einstein -- or was it Thomas Edison was still alive.  The first Cubs radio broadcast wouldn’t be for almost two decades.  We’ve been through World Wars, a Cold War, a Depression, space race, all manner of social and technological change.  But during that time, those decades were also marked by Phil Cavarretta and Ernie Banks; Billy Williams, who's here today -- (applause) -- Ron Santo; Ferg, Ryne Sandberg, Dawson, Maddux, Grace.  Those decades were punctuated by Lee Elia’s rants and Harry Caray’s exuberance; “Hey Hey,” and “Holy Cow,” and capped off by “Go Cubs Go.”   So the first thing that made this championship so special for so many is, is that the Cubs know what it's like to be loyal, and to persevere and to hope, and to suffer, and then keep on hoping.  And it’s a generational thing.  That's what you heard Michelle describing.  People all across the city remember the first time a parent took them to Wrigley, where memories of climbing into dad's lap to watch games on WGN -- and that’s part of the reason, by the way, why Michelle had invited -- made sure that José Cardenal was here, because that was her favorite player.  (Applause.)  And she was describing -- back then he had a big afro, and she was describing how she used to wear her hat over her afro the same way José did.   You could see all that love this season in the fans who traveled to their dads’ gravesites to listen to games on the radio; who wore their moms’ old jerseys to games; who covered the brick walls of Wrigley with love notes in chalk to departed fans whose lifelong faith was finally fulfilled.   None of this, of course, would have happened without the extraordinary contributions of the Ricketts family.  Tom met his wife, Cece, in the bleachers of Wrigley about 30 years ago -- which is about 30 years longer than most of relationships that begin there last.  (Laughter and applause.)  Our dear friend Laura Ricketts met her wife, Brooke, in the ballpark, as well.    Brothers and sisters -- they turned this team around by hiring what has to be one of the greatest, if not -- I mean, he's still pretty young, so we'll see how long he keeps on going -- the greatest general managers of all time, Theo Epstein -- (applause) -- and along with Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod.  They did just an unbelievable job.  Theo, as you know -- his job is to quench droughts.  86 years in Boston; 108 in Chicago.  He takes the reins of an organization that's wandering in the wilderness, he delivers them to the Promised Land.  I've talked to him about being DNC chair.  (Laughter and applause.)  But he decided wisely to stick to baseball.     That brings me to the other thing that was so special about this championship -- and that's just the guys behind me, the team.  They steamrolled the majors this year with a 103-win record.  All you had to know about this team was encapsulated in that one moment in Game 5, down three games to one, do or die, in front of the home fans when David Ross and Jon Lester turned to each other and said, “I love you, man."  And he said, "I love you, too.”  It was sort of like an Obama-Biden moment.  (Laughter.)     And then you've got the manager, Joe Maddon, who -- (applause) -- let's face it, there are not a lot of coaches or managers who are as cool as this guy.  Look how he looks right now.  (Applause.)  That's cool.  That's cool.  He used costume parties and his “Shaggin’ Wagon.”  (Laughter.)  So he's got -- just saying -- he's got a lot of tricks to motivate.  But he’s also a master of tactics, and makes the right move at the right time:  when to pinch hit, when to pinch run, when to make it rain -- (laughter) -- in Game 7 of the World Series.  It was masterful.  So he set the tone, but also some of the amazing players here set the tone.    My fellow “44” -- Anthony Rizzo, the heart of this team.  (Applause.)  Five years ago, he was a part of the squad that lost 101 games.  He stuck at it, and led the National League in All-Star votes this year.   His business partner in the “Bryzzo Souvenir Company,” which delivers baseballs to fans in all parts of the bleachers -- Kris Bryant.  (Applause.)  This guy had a good year.  (Laughter.)  You go from Rookie of the Year to being the MVP.  You win the World Series.  And then, like me, he marries up and comes to the White House.  And he did all this just in 10 days -- (laughter) -- when it took me a long time.  So, congratulations to the newlyweds, Jessica and Kris Bryant.  (Applause.)     And then you got these young guys like Baez and Russell.  (Applause.)   Baez turning tagging into an art form.  Russell becoming the youngest player to hit a World Series Grand Slam since Mickey Mantle.  (Applause.)  And you mix these amazing young talents with somebody like David Ross who, for example, helped Anthony out of his “glass case of emotions” in Game 7.  (Applause.)  But think about what Ross did in his final season:  Caught a no-hitter, surpassed 100 home runs for his career, including one in his last game ever.  If there was ever a way to go out, this was it.     And then you got Ben Zobrist, who didn’t get to come to the White House last year after winning it all with the Royals, but then hits .357 in the World Series, go-ahead RBI in the 10th inning of Game 7, World Series MVP.  I think he's earned his way here.  (Applause.)  And is apparently a good guy, because I asked his wife -- she was in line before he was -- and I said, has he gotten a big head since he got the whole MVP thing?  "No, he's so sweet, he's so humble."  You owe her dinner tonight.  (Laughter.)     Extraordinary pitching staff, including Kyle Hendricks, the first Cub to lead the majors in ERA since 1938.  (Applause.)  Kyle, in turn, was the only pitcher this year with a better ERA than Jon Lester, who racked up 19 wins.  (Applause.)  Good job. Jake Arrieta, 2015 Cy Young Award winner, stretched a 20-game win streak featuring two no-hitters across the past two seasons, then hit a home run in the NLDS, and won two games in the World Series.  So, apparently Pilates works.  Michelle says it does.  (Applause.)     And then, finally, the game itself and the Series itself.  To come back from a 3-1 deficit against a great Cleveland Indians team forced what is widely considered the Game 7 of all time.  Dexter Fowler becomes the first player to hit a leadoff home run in Game 7.  (Applause.)  Javy Baez hits another leadoff the fifth.  David Ross becomes the oldest player to knock one out in a Game 7, as well.  Kyle Schwarber, who's been hurt and hobbled, then suddenly he comes in and gets seven hits in the Series -- three in Game 7 alone.  (Applause.)     And then you've got the 10th inning, you've got the rain.  God finally feeling mercy on Cubs fans.  An entire game, an entire season, an entire century of hope and heartbreak all coming down to a one-inning sprint.  And then Zobrist knocked in one, Montero knocked in another.  Carl Edwards, Jr. and Mike Montgomery teamed up to shut the Indians down.     And then, at 12:47 a.m. Eastern Time, Bryant -- it looks like he's going to slip; everybody is getting a little stressed -- tosses a grounder to Rizzo; Rizzo gets the ball, slips it in his back pocket -- (laughter) -- which shows excellent situational awareness.  (Laughter and applause.)  And suddenly everything is changed.  No more black cats, billy goats, ghosts, flubbed grounders.  The Chicago Cubs are the champs.  And on ESPN, you've got Van Pelt saying, “one of the all-time great nights.”  You've got Tim Kurkjian calling it “the greatest night of baseball in the history of the game.”  Two days later, millions of people -- the largest gathering of Americans that I know of in Chicago.  And for a moment, our hometown becomes the very definition of joy.  So, in Chicago, I think it's fair to say you guys will be popular for a while.  (Laughter.)     But, in addition, they're also doing a lot of good work. Anthony Rizzo and Jon Lester raised money to help others beat cancer like they did.  (Applause.)  Under the Ricketts Family’s leadership, last year alone, Cubs Charities supported charitable grants and donations of nearly $4 million that reached nearly 120,000 children and young adults across Chicagoland.  (Applause.)  Under their “Let’s Give” initiative, Cubs staff, coaches, players, and spouses donated more than 1,500 hours of service last year to the community.  And after their visit here today, they will head to Walter Reed to visit with some of our brave wounded warriors.  (Applause.)     So just to wrap up, today is, I think, our last official event -- isn't it? -- at the White House, under my presidency.  And it also happens to be a day that we celebrate one of the great Americans of all time, Martin Luther King, Jr.  And later, as soon as we're done here, Michelle and I are going to go over and do a service project, which is what we do every year to honor Dr. King.  And it is worth remembering -- because sometimes people wonder, well why are you spending time on sports, there's other stuff going on -- that throughout our history, sports has had this power to bring us together, even when the country is divided.  Sports has changed attitudes and culture in ways that seem subtle but that ultimately made us think differently about ourselves and who we were.  It is a game and it is celebration, but there's a direct line between Jackie Robinson and me standing here.  There's a direct line between people loving Ernie Banks, and then the city being able to come together and work together in one spirit.     I was in my hometown of Chicago on Tuesday, for my farewell address, and I said, sometimes it's not enough just to change the laws, you got to change hearts.  And sports has a way, sometimes, of changing hearts in a way that politics or business doesn’t.  And sometimes it's just a matter of us being able to escape and relax from the difficulties of our days, but sometimes it also speaks to something better in us.  And when you see this group of folks of different shades and different backgrounds, and coming from different communities and neighborhoods all across the country, and then playing as one team and playing the right way, and celebrating each other and being joyous in that, that tells us a little something about what America is and what America can be.   So it is entirely appropriate that we celebrate the Cubs today, here in this White House, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday because it helps direct us in terms of what this country has been and what it can be in the future.   With that, one more time, let's congratulate the 2016 World Champion, Chicago Cubs!  (Applause.)     MR. EPSTEIN:  Talk about a tough act to follow.  Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you for inviting us.  We're all honored to be here today, and we appreciate you taking the time on such an important day, Martin Luther King Day, and during such a historic week, the last week of your distinguished presidency.   As told on my way in here, actually, by our club historian, it's actually not the first time this franchise has visited the White House.  It was 1888.  (Laughter.)  And we were known as the "Chicago White Stockings," and we stopped in here to visit President Grover Cleveland.  And apparently, the team demanded for a proclamation to be named the best baseball team in the country.  The President refused, and the team went on their way.  (Laughter.)  Here we are, we're going to make no such demands today.  (Laughter.)  But we appreciate those kind words.   The President was so kind to recognize our three Hall-of-Famers here with us today who are so synonymous with what it means to be a Cub -- Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins, Ryne Sandberg.  (Applause.)  And, of course, José Cardenal, who got the longest hug from the First Lady we've ever seen -- her favorite player of all time, you're the MVP today.  (Laughter.)     And I want to, one more time, recognize all of the Ricketts family who are here today.  Tom, who's been such an ideal leader for our organization.  Laura, who's been such a strong supporter of this President.  And, Todd, who will embark on his journey in public service with a significant role in the new administration next week.  And, Pete, who's busy governing Nebraska, couldn’t be here, but sends his best.     Finally, we'd like to recognize all of our wives and significant others who do so much to support us behind the scenes, our great "Front Office," who have worked so hard.  (Applause.)     So, Mr. President, as you alluded to in Cleveland on November 2nd, and into the early morning of November 3rd, this special group of players behind me, in one of the greatest World Series games in history, ended the longest championship drought in American sports.  And when Kris Bryant's throw settled into Anthony Rizzo's glove for the final out of Game 7, the victory brought pride, joy, relief and redemption to Cub fans everywhere, including many in the White House.  (Applause.)     So, many of you were there, but the city of Chicago erupted, unified into celebration that continues to this day.  It was a thrilling, emotional time, and we think we even saw some White Sox fans smiling -- (laughter) -- which, Mr. President, brings us to you.     THE PRESIDENT:  Yes.   MR. EPSTEIN:  We know you may have a certain allegiance to another team on the other side of town, but we know you're a very proud Chicagoan, and we know your better, wiser half, the First Lady -- (laughter) -- has been a life-long and very loyal Cub fan, which we appreciate very much.  And, of course, we have great faith in your intelligence, your common sense, your pragmatism, your ability to recognize a good thing when you see one.  (Laughter.)     So, Mr. President, with only a few days remaining in your tremendous presidency, we have taken the liberty here today of offering you a midnight pardon -- (laughter and applause) -- for all your indiscretions as a baseball fan.  And so we welcome you with open arms today into the Cubs family.  (Applause.)     To recognize this terrific conversion and this great day, we have some gifts for you and your family.  First, Anthony Rizzo has graciously agreed to share his number 44 with "The 44."  (Applause.)     THE PRESIDENT:  There we go!   MR. EPSTEIN:  And if you're still not comfortable putting a Cubs jersey on, this one just says Chicago, so you're good with that one.  (Applause.)     Second, we have -- at historic Wrigley Field, we have a centerfield scoreboard that's actually a historic landmark, and so we hope the National Park Service won't mind, but we took down a tile for you, number 44.  (Applause.)  Very few people have one of those.   THE PRESIDENT:  Oh, that's very cool.   MR. EPSTEIN:  We also wanted you to know that, as a new fan, you have some catching up to do.  (Laughter.)  And you've been busy the last eight years, and your family as well, so Laura Ricketts is here to present you with a lifetime pass to Wrigley Field for you and your family.  (Applause.)     THE PRESIDENT:  I love how it says, "Non-transferrable."  (Laughter.)     MR. EPSTEIN:  It's strictly -- it's just an emolument.   THE PRESIDENT:  Can you imagine if somebody walks up and is like -- (laughter) --    MS. RICKETTS:  You don’t have to bring it with you.     MR. EPSTEIN:  And finally, every time we win a game in Chicago, we fly the "W" flag, as you know.  So we brought one for you, signed by the entire team, and we'd love for you to fly it at your new library, which we plan to do our very best to support.  (Applause.)     THE PRESIDENT:  This is nice swag.  Thank you so much.  This is great.     MR. JENKINS:  You got to get him to put the uniform on.  (Laughter.)     MR. EPSTEIN:  It's just day one.  It's just day one.   THE PRESIDENT:  Fergie, we're doing okay so far.  (Laughter.)     MR. EPSTEIN:  So, Mr. President, thank you for the dignity and integrity with which you've served this country for the last eight years, for your tremendous service to Chicago and Illinois before that, and for hosting us here today.  We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you on Wrigley Field.  (Applause.)     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, everybody, thank you so much.  Let me say, first of all, best swag I've gotten as President represented right here.  (Laughter.)  And let me also say on behalf of a lot of folks here in the White House, you brought a lot of joy to a lot of people here, and we're grateful.  I know my former Chief of Staff, now mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel; folks like Dick Durbin, and we got a whole congressional delegation here; I see Lisa Madigan, my dear friend --- just a lot of people have been rooting for you for a long time.   So even though it will be hard for me, Fergie, to wear a jersey, do know that among Sox fans, I'm the Cubs number-one fan.  (Laughter and applause.) END   2:12 P.M. EST

15 января, 17:22

Indexing Lunacy

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at Market dislocations occur when financial markets, operating under stressful conditions, experience large widespread asset mispricing. Welcome to this week’s edition of “World Out Of Whack” where every Wednesday we take time out of our day to laugh, poke fun at and present to you absurdity in global financial markets in all its glorious insanity. While we enjoy a good laugh, the truth is that the first step to protecting ourselves from losses is to protect ourselves from ignorance. Think of the “World Out Of Whack” as your double thick armour plated side impact protection system in a financial world littered with drunk drivers. Selfishly we also know that the biggest (and often the fastest) returns come from asymmetric market moves. But, in order to identify these moves we must first identify where they live. Occasionally we find opportunities where we can buy (or sell) assets for mere cents on the dollar – because, after all, we are capitalists. In this week's edition of the WOW we're covering an update to indexing lunacy In a previous edition of the WOW I wrote about a bubble in dumb money, and in it we looked at the massive drawdowns in capital from hedge funds in favour of "passive investing" via ETFs. Investors have a point. Why pay 2/20 when you can pay as little as 0.09% for an ETF which appears to do pretty much the same thing as a hedgie? Two reasons that a 10-year old should be able to provide: If you don't know what you're buying, then how the heck are you going to know when to sell? Buying an ETF that is "low vol" creates a self fulfilling cycle. You're buying it because of its volatility relative to other ETFs and asset classes. The more you buy it the lower the volatility measure - ergo the more you have to buy it. Genius, until the inevitable happens. I summed my thoughts up with the following: I fear we’re about to find out how smart “smart beta” really is. When the inevitable happens and Bob and Mabel, together with their millennial grandkids, Peach and Cloud, lose their shirts there’ll be no-one there to explain to them, “sorry, snowflake but did you realise that over half of the index you bought was sporting P/E and P/B ratios that have only existed a couple of times before?” To help us along today in providing a granular view of how truly silly indexing really is I'm leaning on my buddy Harris Kupperman (Kuppy) who, after our discussions on the topic and some sifting through the entrails of ETFs, offered up the following: So, this should be pretty easy to sort out. Crawford & Co has two classes of stock, A and B. The A shares pay a dividend that is 2 cents a quarter higher than the B shares. There are differences in voting rights, but as there’s a control shareholder, those are irrelevant. Therefore, a simple analysis says that the A shares ought to trade at a moderate premium to the B shares to account for the nearly 1% higher annual dividend yield. NOPE!! The B shares are in the Russell 2000 index and the B shares now trade at roughly a 35% premium to the A shares. Now, I’m not here to pass judgement on the investment merits of Crawford and the A or B shares. I have done no analysis on the company and have no opinion on if it is a good investment or not. However, I know that the A shares are better than the B shares as you get a higher dividend and there is no logical reason for the B shares to trade at a huge premium except that the Russell 2000 index has to keep buying them as more money is allocated to the index. Two years ago, I noted how index funds and ETFs were warping asset valuations and creating opportunities for those who were willing to seek them out. This trend has only accelerated since then and has grown from something of a curiosity in certain asset classes into a true bubble that is doomed to eventually pop. There are now hordes of overvalued assets that have no justification for their overvaluation, except that index funds have to own them. Like all bubbles, this one too will burst. In the interim, there will be huge opportunities created by how index funds misallocate capital. As I said earlier, I know nothing about Crawford, but if I wanted to own it, I sure as hell wouldn’t be buying the B shares when compared to the A shares. Additionally, I feel pretty confident in saying that at some point in my career, the A shares will trade at a premium to the B shares—as they deserve to. At the same time, I wouldn’t be betting that this spread collapses any time soon either. Shorting indexing has been a widow-maker for many in the hedge fund industr y— it’s hard to fight against fund flows. In finance, when a trend gets in motion and the marketers start pushing it (indexing and ETFs today) you can expect it to go further than is logically possible, but the hangover will be pretty epic. Along the way, there will be a lot of money made by better understanding the flaws in these indexes and front running them — much as I front-ran the marketing department back in March. As a final note, I’d like to share a chart with you from Passport Capital showing the median total returns of markets graduating to the MSCI EM since 1994. If you can’t beat the indexers, you might as well make money off of them by getting there first. I think it's probably worth going back to that article from 2 years ago because it shows exactly how we made money on similar anomalies. Think of it this way, as the indexing movement has grown, so have the assets under management — leading index funds to become key factors in access to capital. You now have really bad companies that have overstated market valuations, simply because the index has to buy it — yet you have high quality companies that should get access to capital, but are starved because they are not in the index, or not in the index at an adequate weighting. In the real world, we call this socialism—basically starving the strong in order to prop up the stragglers. In the investment world, this is called indexing. Rather than continue to bemoan modern portfolio theory, I’d rather focus on how this shift in asset allocation will create opportunities. No chart better illustrates this than the performance of Banco Espirito Santo 2023 subordinated debt: Does anyone not know that European banks have issues (remember this was 2 years ago)? Does anyone actually believe that the European financial crisis is “solved?” Any proper perusal of the financial statements would tell you that many European banks have “issues.” Banco Espirito Santo didn’t suddenly have a problem — it has been troubled for a very long time. The difference is that about four weeks ago, a payment at the parent company was missed and someone suddenly noticed that the problems mattered. Look at the chart above—the sub debt traded over par, just 5 weeks ago!! That is what happens when the financial system is managed by indexers. They simply buy what they’re told to buy—they do no research. If it is in the index, they need to own it, and we all know that bonds have been a very hot product with lots of inflows over the past few years. How do you make money off of this? The key is research and knowledge. The good news is that all sorts of assets are mispriced. In the past, these would be mispriced because humans made mistakes in valuing them. Now they’re mispriced because they are part of a big index and some computer keeps buying them—creating a situation of overvaluation. Or they aren’t yet part of the index and no one knows they exist. An 80% gain in a month from having realized that a debt payment at a parent company would be missed, is a huge gain. There are more gains like this out there. Chris again... My question for today: Cast your vote here and also see what others think Ok, so there's a couple of granular examples for you to chew on. Bottom line: there is no such thing as passive investing. It's like passive sex. How it works I've no idea. But I just know that it doesn't. - Chris “I own last year’s top performing funds. Unfortunately, I bought them this year.” — Anonymous Liked this article? Don't miss our future missives and podcasts, and get access to free subscriber-only content here. --------------------------------------

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14 января, 13:02

Недовольная обслуживанием женщина на внедорожнике протаранила витрину магазина

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13 января, 14:58

The Making of a Peacemaker: An Interview with President Juan Manuel Santos

One of the few encouraging political developments of 2016 was the Colombian government’s peace agreement with the country’s FARC guerrillas, ending a half-century of violent insurgency. How was the deal with the FARC achieved, and what lessons does Colombia’s peace process hold for political leaders elsewhere?

13 января, 06:00

Video: WESO Trends 2017: How to address unemployment?

More efforts are needed to improve labour market participation and ensure that policies support equity, employment and growth, say ILO economists Stefan Kuhn and Santo Milasi. (Closed captions available)

07 января, 17:36

FA Cup third round clockwatch: Millwall 3-0 Bournemouth, WBA 1-2 Derby – as it happened

League One Millwall thumped a weakened Bournemouth, Derby and Wolves earned wins at Premier League grounds and Lincoln were denied by a late Ipswich equaliser 5.07pm GMT Right, that’s it from me. But make sure you join Rob Smyth for the evening game: Preston North End v Arsenal. Related: Preston North End v Arsenal: FA Cup third round – live! 5.03pm GMT You should be able to see all the full-time scores above. Millwall, Derby and Wolves have all ousted Premier League opposition, while Lincoln and Sutton continue to fly the non-league flag by taking league sides to replays. Elsewhere there has been a bit of a non-league cull, with Eastleigh, Barrow and Stourbridge all losing. Continue reading...

06 января, 01:05

OPEC Oil Output Falls From Record Highs

A newly released survey by Reuters indicates that OPEC oil output in December fell from its record high - for the first time since May - falling to 34.18 million barrels per day, down from 34.38 million in November. This is supported by a tweet from a Wall Street Journal reporter that the Saudis have already cut output to honor the OPEC pledge. WSJ reporter Georgi Kantchev tweeted on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has already cut oil output by at least 486,000 barrels per day to 10.058 million barrels per day. Kantchev cited an unnamed and undescribed…

04 января, 17:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BP, ExxonMobil, SeaDrill, Petrobras and Eni

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BP, ExxonMobil, SeaDrill, Petrobras and Eni

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02 января, 13:30

Amid Economic Crisis, Angola Readies for New Leader

The ruling party has tapped the defense minister to succeed José Eduardo dos Santos as president. Whether the change will bring fresh remedies to the country’s economic woes is open to question.

29 декабря 2016, 15:55

ExxonMobil Hits Natural Gas in Onshore Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) recently announced that it has made a new natural gas discovery in the Papua New Guinea North Highlands.

29 декабря 2016, 14:30

Oil Search, Exxon In New PNG Gas Find

ExxonMobil announced December 28 the discovery of a new gas discovery onshore Papua New Guinea with the Muruk-1 well. Partner and operator Oil Search began drilling the well on November 2, which was drilled to a depth of 10,630 feet (3,130 meters)  and is now being evaluated to...

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23 декабря 2016, 23:51

Colombia Approves Tax Plan

Colombian lawmakers approved a tax-overhaul bill Friday, a relief for President Juan Manuel Santos as his administration seeks to recoup lost oil revenues and maintain its investment-grade sovereign credit rating.