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Friday, May 20, 2011
President Barack Obama Grants Pardons

WASHINGTON – Today President Barack Obama granted pardons to the following eight individuals:

 

Randy Eugene Dyer – Burien, Wash.

 

Offense: Conspiracy to import marijuana (hashish), 21 U.S.C. § 963; conspiracy to remove baggage from the custody and control of the U.S. Customs Service and convey false information concerning an attempt to damage a civil aircraft, 18 U.S.C. § 371.

Sentence: June 19, 1975; Western District of Washington; five years in prison and two years of special parole (special parole term subsequently vacated.)

 

Danny Alonzo Levitz - Angola, Ind.

 

Offense: Conspiracy, 18 U.S.C. § 371.

Sentence: Aug. 18, 1980; Northern District of Indiana; two years of probation, $400 fine.

 

Michael Ray Neal - Palm Coast, Fla.

 

Offense: Manufacture, assembly, modification and distribution of equipment for unauthorized decryption of satellite cable programming, 47 U.S.C. § 605(e)(4).

Sentence: May 31, 1991, as amended June 2, 1992; Eastern District of Virginia; six months in prison, three years of supervised release conditioned on six months of home confinement, $2,500 fine.

 

Edwin Alan North - Wolcottville, Ind.

 

Offense: Transfer of a firearm without payment of transfer tax, 26 U.S.C. § 5861(e).

Sentence: Aug. 18, 1980; Northern District of Indiana; six months of unsupervised probation.

 

Allen Edward Peratt Sr. - Sioux Falls, S.D.

 

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846.

Sentence: July 23, 1990, as amended May 29, 1991; District of South Dakota; 30 months in prison, five years of supervised release.

 

Christine Marie Rossiter - Lincoln, Neb.

 

Offense: Conspiracy to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846.

Sentence: Oct. 7, 1992; District of Nebraska; three years of probation conditioned on performance of 500 hours of community service.

 

Patricia Ann Weinzatl - Prentice, Wis.

 

Offense: Structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements, 31 U.S.C. § 5324(a)(3).

Sentence: Aug. 15, 2001; Western District of Wisconsin; three years of probation, $5,000 fine.

 

Bobby Gerald Wilson - S ummerton, S.C.

 

Offense: Aiding and abetting the possession and sale of illegal American alligator hides (Lacey

Act), 16 U.S.C. § 3373(d)(1)(B) and 18 U.S.C. § 2.

Sentence: Dec. 19, 1985, as amended May 13, 1986; Southern District of Georgia; three and one-half months in prison, five years of probation conditioned on performance of 300 hours of community service.

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