FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDAG
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2000(202) 514-2007
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PRESIDENT GRANTS CLEMENCY TO 62
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today granted pardons to 59 people and three commutations of sentence. Attached is a list of those persons.
Commutations of Sentence Name District SentencedOffense Dorothy Marie Gaines S.D. Alabama
March 1995 Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute, cocaine base; 21 USC 841 and 846.
Bobby Franklin Griffin W.D. Missouri
Bribery, mail fraud, 18 USC 666(a)(1)(B) and 1341.
Kemba Niambi Smith E.D. Virginia April 1995 Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, making false statements to an agent of the United States; 21 USC 846, 18 USC 2, 371, and 1956, and 18 USC 1001. Pardons
Jimmy Lee Allen
Everton, Arkansas W.D. September 1990 False statements to agency of United States; 15 USC 714m(a).
Virgil Lamoin Baker
Swansea, Illinois E.D. Illinois (Now Southern District Illinois)
Violation of the Military Training and Service Act, 50, USC Appendix 462
Garran Dee Barker North Little Rock, Ark. E. D. Arkansas December 1986 Conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud, 18 USC 371. Nancy M. Baxter Vansant, Virginia W.D. Virginia Virginia May 1990 Tax evasion and filing a false amended tax return, 26 USC 7201 and 7206(1).
Charles N. Besser
Chicago, Illinois N.D. Illinois October 1985 Mail fraud; 18 USC 1341.
Harlan Richard Billings
Stonington, Maine Maine August 1985 Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana; 21 USC 846. Edward Raymond Birdseye Chico, Calif. E.D. Calif. May 1992Unlawful use of a communication facility; 21 USC 843(b). Roscoe Crosby Blunt, Jr.
Shrewsbury, Mass.U.S. Army court-martial convened at Rhinehausen, Germany
April 1945 Fraternization, Article of War 96.
Charles Edward Boggs Paragould, Arkansas E. D. Arkansas October 1977 Receiving a stolen motor vehicle which was part of interstate commerce, 18 USC 2313. Terry Coy Bonner Hambleton, W. Virginia N.D. West Virginia
July 1986 Possession of an illegally made destructive device; 26 USC 5861.
Alfred Whitney Brown, III Covington, Louisiana E.D. Louisiana
Illegal sale of wildlife by allowing hunting over a baited field, 16 USC 3372(a)(1), 3372(c)(1)(A), and 3373(d)(1)(B), and 18 USC 2.
William Robert Carpenter
McMillan, Michigan N. D.California
Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, 21 USC 841(a)(1).
Philip Vito DiGirolamo
Prunedale, Calif. N.D. Calif.
Conspiracy to import marijuana; 21 USC 963; wilfully subscribing to a false tax return, 26 USC 7206(1).
Peter Welling Dionis Ft. Lauderdale, Florida N.D. New York May 1976 Conspiracy, importation, and possession with intent to distribute hashish; 21 USC 841(a)(1), 952(a), and 963, and 18 USC 2. Darrin Dean Dorn S.D. Iowa
Conspiracy to damage property by means and use of an explosive, 18 USC 371.
Peter Bailey Gimbel New York, N.Y. S.D. New York February 1991 Conspiracy to distribute cocaine, 21 USC 846. Philip Joseph Grandmaison Nashua, New Hampshire New Hampshire
Mail fraud, 18 USC 1341 and 1346.
Joe Robert Grist Abilene, Texas W.D. Texas June 1990 Misapplication of funds by a bank employee; 18 USC 656. LeRoy Kenneth Hartung, Jr. Las Vegas, Nevada Nevada
Interception of wire communications, 18 USC 2511(1)(a).
Joseph Riddick Hendrick III Charlotte, N. Carolina W.D. N.C. December 1997 Mail fraud, 18 USC 1341. Judd Blair Hirschberg Chicago, Illinois N.D. Illinois
Mail fraud, 18 USC 1341.
Robert Quinn Houston Brandon, Mississippi S.D. Mississippi
Conspiracy to obstruct commerce by extortion; 18 USC 1951(a).
Martin Joseph Hughes Rocky River, Ohio N.D. Ohio
Aiding and abetting the falsification of union records, aiding and assisting in the submission of false tax records, making false statements to a government agency; 29 USC 439(c), and 18 USC 2, 26 USC 7204, 18 USC 1001.
Jere Wayne Johnson Enid, Okla. W.D. Okla. September 1982Conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and Garfield County, Oklahoma, while serving as a county commissioner, 18 USC 371. Michael Thomas Johnson d'Iberville, Mississippi S.D. Miss. January 1987 Filing false tax returns, 26 USC 7206(1). Daniel Wayne Keys Benton, Arkansas S.D. Texas September 1977Possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 21 USC 841(a)(1). Larry Ray Killough Searcy, Arkansas E.D. Arkansas
Unlawful distribution of prescription drugs, 21 USC 841(a)(1).
Jack Kligman Philadelphia, Penn. E. D.Pennsylvania
Conspiracy and mail fraud, 18 USC 371 and 1341.
Hector Osvaldo Labagnara Beach Haven, N.J. New Jersey Conspiracy to transport stolen motor vehicles in interstate commerce, to receive and sell stolen motor vehicles, to transport false vehicle registrations in interstate commerce, and to receive and dispose of false vehicle registrations; receipt and sale of stolen motor vehicles; 18 USC 371 and 2313.
Moses Jubilee Lestz (formerly known as Michael Eugene Lestz)
Elkville, Illinois W.D. Arkansas 1982 Forgery of U.S. savings bond; 18 USC 495. Leon Lee Liebscher El Reno, Oklahoma W.D. Oklahoma August 1982 Conspiracy to defraud the U.S.(tax evasion), 18 USC 371. Pierluigi Mancini Alpharetta, Georgia N.D. Georgia October 1985Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; 21 USC 841(a). John Ross McCown, Jr. Lincoln, Neb. Nebraska January 1992 Structuring of transactions to evade reporting requirements, 31 USC 5324(3) and 5322(b), and 18 USC 2. Edward Francis McKenna, III Gulfport, Mississippi S.D. Miss.
Possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, 21 USC 333(e)(1).
Andrew Kirkpatrick Mearns III
Dallastown, Penn. Delaware
Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine; 21 USC 846 and 841.
Ralph Eugene Meczyk N.D. Illinois September 1987 Filing false partnership and individual federal income tax returns. Philip James Morin Omaha, Neb. W.D. Texas June 1984 Distribution of cocaine; 21 USC 841(a)(1). Thomas Edward Nash, Jr. Asheville, N.C. W.D. N.C. August 1988Conspiracy to restrain interstate trade and commerce; 15 USC 1. Roger Lee Nelson Omaha, Neb. Nebraska August 1981 Aiding and abetting mail fraud; 18 USC 1341 and 2. Jose Rene Pineda-Martinez Houston, Tex. S.D. Texas . 1. April 1983
2. December 1983
3. May 1984
1. Entering U.S. without inspection
(misdemeanor); 8 USC 1325.
2. Transporting an illegal alien
within the U.S.; 8 USC1324(a)(2).
3. Transporting an illegal alien
within the U.S.; 8 USC1324(a)(2).
John Russell Raup
Cohoes, New York U.S. Air Force general court-martial
convened at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York
Larceny of government property
and wrongful possession of
marijuana, U.C.M.J. Articles 121
James William Rogers Moncks Corner, S.C. South Carolina
Conspiracy to commit racketeering, 18 USC 1962(d).
George Wisham Roper, II Norfolk, Virginia E. D. Virginia Virginia May 1974Conspiracy to bribe public officials and to defraud the U.S. government; 18 USC 371. Daniel Rostenkowski D. of Columbia April 1996 Mail fraud (two counts); 18 USC 1341 and 1346. Dean Raymond Rush Grapevine, Texas W.D. Texas April 1993 False statements on a loan application; 18 USC 1014. Archibald R. Schaffer, III D. of Columbia Sept. 2000 Violation of Meat Inspection Act; 21 USC 622. Anthony Andrew Schmidt Hays, Kansas Kansas
Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine; 21 USC 841(a)(1) and 846.
Stanley Sirote Huntington, New York E.D. New York
Bribery of a public official; 18 USC 201(f).
Dent Elwood Snider, Jr. Santa Cruz, Calif. Colorado
Use of a telephone to facilitate the distribution of cocaine; 21 USC 843(b).
James Lawrence Swisher Greensboro, N.C. M.D.N.C.
Obstruction of a criminal investigation; 18 USC 1510.
Larry Kalvy Thompson Lubbock, Tex. N.D. Texas May 1988 Aiding and abetting misapplication of bank funds, misprision of a felony; 18 USC 2, 4, 657. Stephanie Marie Vetter Riverdale, New York New Mexico July 1979 Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; 21 USC 841(a)(1). Danny Ray Walker Booneville, Arkansas E.D. Arkansas
Interstate transportation of stolen property; 18 USC 2316.
Thomas Andrew Warren Tallahassee, Florida S.D. Florida
Conspiracy to import marijuana; 21 USC 963.
Michael Lynn Weatherford Laurens, S.C. E.D. North Carolina
Aiding and abetting interstate travel in aid of racketeering; 18 USC 1952(a) and 2.
Jack Weinstein Las Vegas, Nevada Nevada July 1975 Conspiracy and interstate transportation of stolen property; 18 USC 371, 2314 and 2. Robert Owen Wilson Mooresville, N.C. M.D. Tennessee
Mail fraud, 18 USC 1341.
Charles Elvin Witherspoon Lufkin, Texas E.D. Texas Embezzlement of bank funds; 18
Charles Z. Yonce, Jr. Edgefield, S. C. South Carolina April 1988 Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting therein; 21 USC 841(a)(1), 846, and 841(b)(1)(B), and 18 USC 2.