President George W. Bush Grants Pardons and Commutation

Dec 11, 2007, 00:00 ET from U.S. Department of Justice

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Dec. 10, 2007,
 President George W. Bush granted pardons to the following 29 individuals:
 
 
 
     PARDONS:
 
 
 
     James Albert Bodendieck, Sr., New Athens, Illinois
 
     Offense: Interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle; 18 U.S.C. �
 2312.
 
     Sentence: April 9, 1959; Southern District of Illinois; three years
 probation
 
 
 
     Jeffrey James Bruce, Chandler, Oklahoma
 
     Offense: Possession of stolen mail; 18 U.S.C. � 1708.
 
     Sentence: February 22, 1994; District of Hawaii; five years probation
 and $4,789 restitution.
 
 
 
     Charles Wayne Bryant, Sautee, Georgia
 
     Offense: Theft of United States mail matter by employee; 18 U.S.C. �
 1709.
 
     Sentence: March 13, 1962; Northern District of Georgia; two years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Carleton Gregory Carpenter, Wayland, Massachusetts
 
     Offense: Making a false representation with respect to information
 required to be kept in the records of a person holding a federal firearms
 license; 18 U.S.C. �� 2 and 924(a).
 
     Sentence: May 20, 1981; Middle District of Florida; six months
 probation.
 
 
 
     John Edward Casto, Ripley, West Virginia
 
     Offense: Distribution of cocaine; 21 U.S.C. � 841(a)(1).
 
     Sentence: March 12, 1990; Northern District of West Virginia; six
 months house arrest followed by two years probation and payment of a $2,000
 fine.
 
 
 
     Jackie Ray Clayborn, Deer, Arkansas
 
     Offense: Manufacturing marijuana; 21U.S.C. � 841(b)(1)(D).
 
     Sentence: August 31, 1993; Western District of Arkansas; five months
 imprisonment, two years supervised release, and a $3,000 fine.
 
 
 
     Debbie Sue Conklin, formerly known as Debbie Sue McAlevy, Douglas,
 Wyoming
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; 21 U.S.C. �� 846 and
 841(a)(1).
 
     Sentence: November 16, 1990; District of Nebraska; five years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Charles Richard Fennell, Valencia, California
 
     Offense: False statement to a federally-insured financial institution;
 18 U.S.C. � 1014.
 
     Sentence: October 25, 1995; Central District of California; three years
 probation, conditioned on payment of $22,113 in restitution and performance
 of 500 hours of community service.
 
 
 
     John Fornaby, Boynton Beach, Florida
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to distribute cocaine; 21 U.S.C. � 846.
 
     Sentence: April 2, 1991; Southern District of Florida; three years
 imprisonment.
 
 
 
     Daniel Ray Freeman, Douglas, Georgia
 
     Offense: Violation of Internal Revenue liquor laws; 26 U.S.C. ��
 5205(a)(2) and 5604(a)(1).
 
     Sentence: February 26, 1963, Southern District of Georgia; three years
 probation and a $350 fine.
 
 
 
     Thomas Dee Gandy, Wichita, Kansas
 
     Offense: Mail fraud affecting a financial institution; 18 U.S.C. �
 1341.
 
     Sentence: April 22, 1996; Northern District of Texas; four months and
 16 days imprisonment, five years supervised release, and a $2,000 fine.
 
 
 
     Melton Harrell, Cairo, Georgia
 
     Offense: Theft of government property and receiving stolen government
 property; 18 U.S.C. � 641.
 
     Sentence: June 22, 1976; Northern District of Georgia; two years
 probation and a $200 fine.
 
 
 
     Paul Dwight Hawkins, Lafayette, Louisiana
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana; 21 U.S.C. � 963.
 
     Sentence: April 19, 1990; Middle District of Florida; four years
 imprisonment.
 
 
 
     Roger Paul Ingram, Round Rock, Texas
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute an analogue of
 a Schedule I controlled substance, 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine
 (Ecstasy); 21 U.S.C. �� 813, 841(a)(1), and 846.
 
     Sentence: November 10, 1987; Western District of Texas; five years
 imprisonment.
 
 
 
     William Lucius Jones, Jr., Birmingham, Alabama
 
     Offense: Illegal possession of an unregistered firearm; 26 U.S.C. �
 5861(d).
 
     Sentence: March 10, 1972; Northern District of Alabama; three years
 probation.
 
 
 
     William Charles Jordan, Jr., Dover, Pennsylvania
 
     Offense: Managing and conducting an illegal gambling business; 18
 U.S.C. � 1955.
 
     Sentence: January 12, 2000; Middle District of Pennsylvania; one year
 probation and a $2,000 fine.
 
 
 
     Saul Kaplan, Scranton, Pennsylvania
 
     Offense: Violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act; 2 U.S.C. ��
 437g(d)(1)(A) and 441a(1)(A).
 
     Sentence: January 7, 1992; Middle District of Pennsylvania; $25,000
 fine.
 
 
 
     Billy Joe LaForce, San Antonio, Texas
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute; 21
 U.S.C. �� 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(D).
 
     Sentence: June 13, 1991; Western District of Texas; 21 months
 incarceration, three years supervised release, $5,000 fine.
 
 
 
     Rudolph J. Macejak, Morton Grove, Illinois
 
     Offense: Possession of an unregistered firearm; 26 U.S.C. �� 5861(d)
 and (i).
 
     Sentence: June 26, 1986; Northern District of Illinois; $5,000 fine.
 
 
 
     John F. McDermott, Moretown, Vermont
 
     Offense: Receiving kickbacks in defense procurement contracts; 41
 U.S.C. �� 51-54 and 18 U.S.C. � 2.
 
 
 
     Sentence: November 21, 1995; District of Massachusetts; two years
 probation and $10,000 fine.
 
 
 
     William James Norman, Tallahassee, Florida
 
     Offense: Possession of an unregistered distillery; 26 U.S.C. �� 5179
 and 5601(a)(1); carrying on the business of a distiller without giving the
 required bond; 26 U.S.C. � 5601(a); possession and custody of a still
 without the required sign outside the premises; 26 U.S.C. � 5180; working
 at a distillery without the required sign outside the premises; 26 U.S.C.
 �� 5180 and 5681(c); unlawfully producing distilled spirits from mash and
 similar material; 26 U.S.C. �� 5601(a)(8) and 5222.
 
     Sentence: October 19, 1970; Southern District of Georgia; three years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Glanus Terrell Osborne, Dallas, Georgia
 
     Offense: Possession of a stolen motor vehicle, 18 U.S.C. �2313.
 
     Sentence: May 23, 1990; Southern District of Georgia; three years
 probation, with a condition of 90 days in a community corrections center,
 and a $2,000 fine.
 
 
 
     John Gordon Smith, Littleton, Colorado
 
     Offense: False statement to a federal agency; 18 U.S.C. � 1001.
 
     Sentence: October 13, 1988; Northern District of Texas; five years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Walter J. Sweeney, III, Cincinnati, Ohio
 
     Offense: Attempting to evade income taxes, 26 U.S.C. � 7201.
 
     Sentence: May 28, 1993; Southern District of Ohio; one year probation
 and a $10,000 fine.
 
 
 
     Nancy Lynn Thompson, Bainbridge, Georgia
 
     Offense: Embezzlement by a bank employee, 18 U.S.C. � 656.
 
     Sentence: September 4, 1997; Northern District of Florida; one day of
 imprisonment; three years supervised release.
 
 
 
     Daryl Toney, Montgomery, Alabama
 
     Offense: Misdemeanor theft within the special maritime and territorial
 jurisdiction of the United States, 18 U.S.C. � 641.
 
     Sentence: March 17, 1993; Middle District of Georgia; one year of
 probation, including five days in jail, and a $500 fine.
 
 
 
     Charles Eddie Trobaugh, Whitleyville, Tennessee
 
     Offense: Liquor law violations, 26 U.S.C. �� 5179(a), 5601(a)(1), 5222,
 5601(a)(7), and 5604(a)(1).
 
     Sentence: December 7, 1965; Middle District of Tennessee; three years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Samuel Lewis Whisel, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
 
     Offense: Aiding and abetting the interstate transportation of stolen
 goods, 18 U.S.C. �� 2314 and 2.
 
     Sentence: May 2, 1989; Middle District of Pennsylvania; two years
 probation.
 
 
 
     Steven Wayne Whitlock, Sarasota, Florida
 
     Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana, 21 U.S.C. �� 952,
 960(b)(1)(G), and 963.
 
     Sentence: February 28, 1990; Middle District of Florida; five years
 imprisonment.
 
 
 
     COMMUTATION:
 
 
 
     On Dec. 10, 2007, President Bush granted a commutation of sentence to
 the following individual:
 
 
 
     Michael Dwayne Short, Hyattsville, Maryland
 
     Offense: Aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base; 21
 U.S.C. � 841(a)(1), 18 U.S.C. � 2.
 
     Sentence: November 13, 1992; District of Maryland; 235 months
 imprisonment; five years supervised release.
 
 
 
     Terms of commutation: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on February 8,
 2008, term of supervised release left intact and in effect.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice