Commutations Granted by President George W. Bush (2001-2009)

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May 20, 2004 | December 21, 2006 | July 2, 2007 | December 10, 2007 | March 24, 2008 | November 24, 2008 |
December 23, 2008 | January 19, 2009

May 20, 2004

  Bobby Mac Berry
Offense: Conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to manufacture marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(b)(1)(B); money laundering, 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(A)(i)
District/Date: Middle North Carolina; September 17, 1997
Sentence: 108 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire May 27, 2004, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   
  Geraldine Gordon
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; distribution of phencyclidine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Nevada; September 22, 1989
Sentence: 240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire September 20, 2004, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   

December 21, 2006

  Phillip Anthony Emmert
Offense: Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, 21 U.S.C. § 846
District/Date:

Southern Iowa; December 23, 1992

Sentence:

262 months’ imprisonment (as reduced on February 21, 1996); five years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire January 20, 2007, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   

July 2, 2007

  Lewis Libby
Offense: Obstruction of justice, 18 U.S.C. § 1503; false statements, 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)(2); perjury, 18 U.S.C. § 1623
District/Date: District of Columbia; June 5, 2007
Sentence: 30 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release; $250,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire immediately, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release and all other components of the sentence
   

December 10, 2007

  Michael Dwayne Short
Offense: Aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Maryland; November 13, 1992
Sentence: 235 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on February 8, 2008, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   

March 24, 2008

  Patricia Beckford
Offense: Conspiracy and attempt to distribute in excess of 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1), 853, 855; unauthorized use of food coupons, 7 U.S.C. § 2024(b)
District/Date: Eastern Virginia; April 27, 1992
Sentence: 276 months' imprisonment; five years' supervised release; $10,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on July 24, 2008; leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   

November 24, 2008

  John Edward Forte
Offense: Aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(ii), 18 U.S.C. § 2
District/Date: Southern Texas; November 20, 2001
Sentence: 168 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $5,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment to expire on December 22, 2008, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   
  James Russell Harris
Offense: Conspiracy to aid and abet the distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 846; attempted money laundering, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(3) and 2; aiding and abetting the attempted distribution of cocaine, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); conspiracy to affect interstate commerce by obtaining property under color of official right, 18 U.S.C. § 1951; attempt to affect interstate commerce by obtaining property under color of official right, 18 U.S.C. § 1951
District/Date: Eastern Michigan; May 10, 1993
Sentence: 360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $50,000 fine
Terms of Grant: Unpaid balance of fine remitted; sentence of imprisonment commuted to expire on December 22, 2008, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release with all its conditions save the obligation to satisfy the unpaid balance of the fine
   

December 23, 2008

  Reed Raymond Prior
Offense: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1)
District/Date: Southern Iowa; April 11, 1996
Sentence: Life imprisonment; ten years’ supervised release
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment commuted to expire on February 23, 2009, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release
   

January 19, 2009

  Jose Alonso Compean
Offense: Assault with a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 7, 113, and 2; assault with serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 7, 113, and 2; discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. § 924; deprivation of rights under color of law, 18 U.S.C. § 242 (as amended November 12, 2008)
District/Date: Western Texas; October 19, 2006
Sentence: 144 months' imprisonment; three years' supervised release; and a fine of $2,000 (as amended November 12, 2008)
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment commuted to expire on March 20, 2009, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release and the fine
   
  Ignacio Ramos, Jr.
Offense: Assault with a dangerous weapon and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 7, 113, and 2; assault with serious bodily injury and aiding and abetting, 18 U.S.C. §§ 7, 113, and 2; discharge of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. § 924; deprivation of rights under color of law, 18 U.S.C. § 242 (as amended November 13, 2008)
District/Date: Western Texas; October 19, 2006
Sentence: 132 months and one day of imprisonment; three years’ supervised release; and a fine of $2,000 (as amended November 13, 2008)
Terms of Grant: Sentence of imprisonment commuted to expire on March 20, 2009, leaving intact and in effect the term of supervised release and the fine
Updated January 23, 2015